Texas Health HEB to Offer Screening Mammograms
Through Mobile Health Program
BEDFORD, TEXAS, Sept. 23, 2014 – Texas Health Resources’ Wellness for Life mobile health unit will offer screening mammograms at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The hospital is located at 1600 Hospital Parkway in Bedford.
Patients’ insurance will be billed directly. Those without insurance may qualify for fully funded screenings.
Those interested can register by calling 1-855-318-7696 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Patients should bring a form of identification and insurance cards (if insured).
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
“For women who fit the criteria, getting a yearly mammogram is a must,” said Ajay Dubey, M.D., a radiation oncologist on the medical staff at Texas Health HEB and chair of the hospital’s cancer committee. “Mammograms help physicians catch breast cancer in the earliest, and most treatable, stages.”
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 medical staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.