Wellness for Life Mobile Health Program Offers Women's Health Screenings
12/20/2013

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth’s Wellness for Life mobile health unit will offer screening mammograms, well-woman exams and colon cancer screening kits for the community during January and February to help women kick off a healthy New Year.

Patients’ insurance will be billed directly. Those without insurance may qualify for fully-funded screenings. Screening dates include:

  • January 6 – Navarro County Health Department, 618 Main Street, Corsicana, TX 75110
  • January 11 – Super Walmart, 800 S. Highway, Decatur, TX 76234
  • January 20 – Cross Timbers Clinic, 135 River North, Stephenville, TX 76401
  • January 24 – HOPE Outreach, 1311 Ferris Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165
  • January 25 – HOPE Clinic, 411 E. Jefferson Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165
  • January 25 – VFW Post 9299 6732 E. Highway 67, Alvarado, TX 76009
  • January 27 – Ruth’s Place Clinic, 1411 Crawford Street, Granbury, TX 76048
  • January 31 – Brookshire’s Food Store, 501 E. Highway 199, Springtown, TX 76082
  • February 4 – Navarro County Health Department 618 Main Street Corsicana, TX 75110
  • February 5 – City of Cleburne Recreational Center, 100 Mansfield Road, Cleburne, TX 76037
  • February 6 - St. Brendan Parish 1444 W. Washington Street, Stephenville, Texas 76104
  • February 12 – Boyd Family Practice, 308 W. Rock Island Avenue, Boyd, TX 76023
  • February 14 – City of Bridgeport, 1009 Halsell Street, Bridgeport, TX 76426
  • February 18 – St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1802 Bethel Road, Weatherford, Texas 76086
  • February 24 – Dublin Family Practice, 305 N. Patrick Street, Dublin TX 76446
  • February 25 – St. Francis Church, 2301 Acton Highway, Granbury, TX 76049
  • February 26 – St. Joseph Church, 807 N. Anglin, Cleburne, TX 76031

Those interested can register by calling 1-855-318-7696 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The breast health 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.

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 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 health 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 Fort Worth medical staff.

Learn more about Texas Health Fort Worth’s mobile health program at 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.