Texas Health Fort Worth to Provide Mobile Health Screenings at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo|
FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth’s Wellness for Life mobile health unit plans to offer mammograms at this year’s Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on its “Pink Day” Jan. 29, a celebration of breast cancer survivors.
Screening mammograms will be offered from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to those who have made an appointment by calling 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355). Appointments are limited and financial assistance is available for those who qualify. A parking permit and one-day pass to the Stock Show grounds will be provided for patients and can be picked up at will-call with a photo ID.
Health professionals from Texas Health Fort Worth will also offer free blood pressure checks and bone density screenings on Jan. 19, 20, and 21 from noon until 6 p.m.
“By taking our health screenings mobile, we hope to make preventive health care more accessible and help improve the well-being of communities we serve,” said Rosemary Galdiano, manager of Texas Health Fort Worth’s Wellness for Life program.
Women who are eligible for the mammograms must:
Screening will last approximately 15 to 20 minutes, including a four-view screening mammogram and breast health education. Mammograms are read by a board-certified radiologist, and the results are sent to the patient and her physician.
Wellness for Life is a prevention and early detection program available to the community through the mobile health unit. The goals of Wellness for Life are to increase awareness of cancer prevention, promote the benefits of cancer screening and offer the community easy accessibility to many types of screening 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 member of the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth medical staff.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).
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