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Community Care Fund Pilot Scheme on Subsidised Cervical Cancer Screening and Preventive Education for Eligible Low-income Women

Ref Number: ESEAOR201712

  • Date1 Dec 2017
  • Category FPA Message
  • Targets Women Public
  • AuthorFPAHK
  • Topic Health Knowledge

The Community Care Fund (CCF) launched a three-year pilot scheme to provide free or subsidized cervical cancer screening and preventive education for low-income women in December 2017. The pilot scheme is implemented by the Department of Health (DH) as the overall administrator and coordinator. The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong is one of the three service providers of the Scheme.

The Scheme targets Hong Kong women who are receiving some form of public assistance such as social security, elderly residential care service, waiver of medical charges in public hospitals and clinics, old age living allowance, low-income working family allowance, transport subsidy, school textbook assistance, or kindergarten and child care centre fee remission.

DH has rolled out a territory-wide campaign about cervical cancer screening and produced an educational video, posters and leaflets for the Scheme. The Association will not only provide the subsidized cervical smears, but will also promote the scheme through our website and reach out to the target population through our community networks.