ADHS will be performing maintenance on the Medical Marijuana systems starting on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10 PM expected to be completed by Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4 AM. During this time, Medical Marijuana Online Registry Applications will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance downtime may cause. If the process is completed earlier, the systems will be made available at an earlier time.

Well Woman HealthCheck Program

Diagnostic Algorithms


Congratulations to Cancer Control Programs Office Chief Virginia Warren for her CDC recognition!

The Breast Cancer Diagnostic Algorithms for Primary Care Providers were developed by the California Department of Public Health's Cancer Detection Section and the Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Women with Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests were published by the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP).

These algorithms and guidelines may be used by the Well Woman HealthCheck Program providers. However, please note that each patient is unique and these algorithms are not intended to replace clinical judgment in individual cases but instead to aid the provider's clinical decision making process.

Breast Cancer:

The Breast Cancer Diagnostic Algorithms for Primary Care Providers were developed to assist primary care clinicians with the diagnosis of breast abnormalities and to promote routine risk assessment.

A booklet containing these algorithms and other assessment tools is available for download on the Cancer Detection Section website.

Cervical Cancer:

The Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Cervical Cytological and Histological Abnormalities are national comprehensive guidelines for the management of women with abnormal Pap tests. HealthCheck providers may use these guidelines and algorithms to facilitate the diagnosis of women with abnormal Pap tests.

You can read more about the Consensus Guidelines on the ASCCP website.