Show Me Healthy Women

Show Me Healthy Women
The Lawrence County Health Department participates in the Show Me Healthy Women program, which provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to qualified women living in Lawrence County. Our program is usually offered 4 to 5 times a year.


  • At least 50 years of age
  • Lawrence County resident
  • Meet income guidelines

Show Me Healthy Women (SMHW) is a free breast and cervical cancer screening program for the state of Missouri. To qualify for a free breast and/or cervical cancer screening, women must meet certain age, income, and insurance guidelines. There are approximately 180 facilities throughout the state that provide these free cancer screenings.

The objective of the SMHW program is to offer screening services to women who are considered high risk. High risk women include, but are not limited to, women with low income, women over 50, women with no or little insurance, women who have rarely or never been screened, rural women, women of color, and women with disabilities.

Free diagnostic or treatment services are available to women who are U.S. citizens and diagnosed with breast or cervical abnormalities or cancer by a Show Me Healthy Women provider.