About the Sage Screening Program
The Sage Screening Programs help keep Minnesotans healthy through screening and early detection of breast, cervical and colorectal cancers. Screenings are provided at participating locations free of charge to people who qualify.
Sage hosts screening events and does targeted outreach that both work to recruit and enroll patients into the Sage Programs.
Toll free call center 1-888-643-2584
The Sage Program maintains a Call Center, staffed by patient navigators who speak several languages. The navigators answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and assist Minnesota callers with program eligibility, identifying and addressing barriers to screening, scheduling appointments, and providing referrals to appropriate resources.
Since 1991, the Sage provider network has grown to over 450 clinic sites across Minnesota, providing breast and cervical cancer screening to more than 150,000 women. These services are part of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), which has served more than four million women since it began. Sage also receives funds from the State of Minnesota and Susan G. Komen to support screening services.
Minnesota is one of 25 states and four tribes that also offer colorectal cancer screening through the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP). In Minnesota alone, it is projected that 2,140 men and women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2015 and 760 will die.1
The Sage Program has a wide network of partners that work together to reduce the burden of cancer by providing access to and promoting breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening services for Minnesota’s uninsured and underinsured.
The Sage Program has long-standing relationships with select clinics to provide funding for case management and screening services for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. In addition, Sage has awarded grants for special projects that add to services by focusing on those people who are most in need of screening services.
Sage Program Contacts
- Sage Main Line: 651-201-5600
- For questions about: Program information, material ordering, and authorizations, etc.
- Billing Line: 651- 201-5630
- Fax: 651-201-5601
- Call Center: 888-643-2584
For questions about: Follow-up forms and quality of care issues
Outreach and Recruitment
For questions about Outreach and patient recruitment
Nurse Specialist and Regional Coordinator
For questions about: Medical/clinical needs, clinical training, provider training, patient care issues, and quality improvement
For questions about: Screening, eligibility, clinic training, and patient care issues
1 American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2015. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2015.