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, 2014 – 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, 2014- 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.

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 by visiting www.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 www.TexasHealth.org.

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 www.texashealth.org.