Wellness for Life Mobile Health Program to offer Screening Mammograms at Fort Worth Fire Stations|
FORT WORTH, Texas — During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth’s Wellness for Life mobile health program is teaming up with the Fort Worth Fire Department to offer screening mammograms for the “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” initiative.
The Fort Worth Firefighters Association’s nationwide initiative supports breast cancer patients, survivors and their families. Screening mammograms will take place during two Fort Worth Fire Department open house events that will include refreshments, tours of the stations, fire safety awareness discussions and a variety of fun activities for the entire family:
- Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Station #24 - 3101 Forest Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas
- Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Station #17 - 212 E. Felix St., Fort Worth, Texas
Each screening will last approximately 15 minutes, including a four-view screening mammogram and breast health education. Mammograms are read by a board-certified radiologist on the medical staff at Texas Health Fort Worth, and the results are sent to the patient and her physician. Women who are eligible for the mammograms must:
- Be age 40 and over
- Have no personal history of breast cancer
- Not have breast implants
- Have no known breast lumps or breast problems
- Not be pregnant or nursing or nursed in the past six months
- Not have had a mammogram in the past 12 months
Wellness for Life is a prevention and early detection program available to the community through Texas Health Fort Worth’s mobile health unit. The goals of Wellness for Life are to increase awareness of cancer prevention, promote the benefits of cancer screenings and offer the community easy accessibility to health screenings and early detection services. It’s staffed by family nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other health professionals. Medical oversight is provided by a board-certified physician on the Texas Health Fort Worth medical staff.
Women without insurance may qualify for a funded mammogram. Learn more about Texas Health Fort Worth’s mobile health program by visiting TexasHealth.org/mobilehealth.
About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County since 1930. The hospital’s services include cardiovascular services, high-risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. Texas Health Fort Worth is also home to the 100-bed Texas Health Harris Methodist Heart Center. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians practicing on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/FortWorth.
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.