Sage Cancer Screenings Covered Services and Eligibility - Minnesota Department of Health

Sage Cancer Screenings Covered Services and Eligibility

Breast and cervical cancer screening


  • Breast – Women beginning at age 40 to 64
  • Cervical – Women ages 40 to 64
    • Do not have insurance
    • Have insurance that does not cover screening or has a deductible or co-pay
    • Have income within program guidelines

Screening services

  • Office visit for breast and/or cervical exam
  • Screening mammogram (breast exam required)
  • Pap smear every three years

Diagnostic services

  • Office visit to review abnormal screening results
  • Breast surgical consult
  • Diagnostic mammogram
  • Fine needle aspiration of breast lump, including pathology reading
  • Colposcopy, including biopsy
  • Endometrial Biopsy (when done as a follow-up for a Pap with abnormal result of Endometrial cells or Adenocarcinoma)
  • High Risk HPV Panels (when done as a follow-up for a Sage-covered Pap with ASCUS or LSIL results)
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast biopsy

Note: Treatment for non-insured, Sage patients may be covered by the Medical Assistance for Breast or Cervical Cancer (MA-BC). 

Colorectal cancer screening

  • Ages 50 to 64
  • Uninsured
  • Income within program guidelines

Screening, diagnostic and supportive services

  • Bowel prep kit
  • Screening colonoscopy
  • Follow-up tests for patients with abnormal screening results
  • Interpreters for patients who do not speak English

Income Eligibility

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Self-employed or farmers: use household net income (after business expenses)

Maximum allowable gross income (Effective January 1, 2019: Guidelines change yearly**)

Schedule a screening

If you are interested in receiving breast, cervical or colorectal cancer screening, or have questions call Sage at 1-888-643-2584 to see if you are eligible.

* Age exceptions for breast services: If a woman under 40 has breast symptoms or a family history of breast cancer (self, parent, sibling, child) Sage may cover her office visit and any other breast screening testing. If further follow-up is needed, the woman could also have a diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound, breast surgical consult or outpatient breast biopsy.

**Program income guidelines are based on the Federal Poverty Level. This is updated annually at the end of January. Sage's prior year guidelines remain in effect until then.

Updated Tuesday, 26-Feb-2019 08:17:30 CST