About Sage Screening Programs - Minnesota Department of Health

About Sage Screening Programs

The Sage Screening Programs help keep Minnesotans healthy through screening and early detection of breast and cervical cancer. 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.

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Screening services

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 to support screening services.


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.


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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: 1-877-495-7545
  • Call Center: 1-888-643-2584

Follow-Up Coordinator
Nikki Kuechenmeister
For questions about: follow-up forms and quality of care issues

Sage Screening Program Director
Melanie Peterson-Hickey
For questions about: screening, eligibility, clinical/clinic training, provider training, and patient care issues

If your questions do not match those seen above, please contact Sage’s main line at 651-201-5600 to be connected with Sage staff who can assist you with your needs.


Contact Sage: health.sage@state.mn.us.

Updated Thursday, 14-Jul-2022 09:15:41 CDT