727 NW Loop 410 at Blanco
San Antonio, TX 78216
8:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Health | Wellness,
Goodwill and several community health care providers are teaming up to make preventive health care easy, convenient and affordable. A special "Wellness Wednesday" event featuring digital mammograms and free health screenings will take place May 8 at the Goodwill location on Blanco Road at Loop 410.
Health screenings will be offered from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., including blood pressure, cholesterol, height/weight (body mass index, or BMI) and glucose screenings provided by University Health System (UHS). UHS's A Su Salud program schedules qualifying individuals for free cancer screenings and immunizations to be delivered at a UHS site at a later date. The San Antonio AIDS Foundation provides confidential HIV screenings within a mobile van. All screenings are offered at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis.
Digital mammograms will be available by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. through CHRISTUS Santa Rosa's mobile mammography unit. The screening offers a softer, warmer mammogram with the use of MammoPads, soft, single-use foam breast cushions that can help relieve the discomfort many women feel during a mammogram. Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance will be accepted for mammograms; financial assistance may be available for those who are uninsured and meet other criteria. Mammograms are now available for patients who have implants. The following requirements apply:
•Participants must be 40 years of age or older.
•Participants must not have had a mammogram within the past 365 days and have no symptoms (such as lumps or skin changes), no previous breast cancer or mastectomy, implants or pacemakers, and must not be breastfeeding.
•Please wear a two-piece outfit and no deodorant, perfume or lotion.
•Bring a picture ID and insurance card (if applicable), along with a doctor’s order for a mammogram.
•Bring films of your most recent mammogram if applicable.
•To schedule a mammogram appointment or for more information, including assistance with getting a doctor’s order, call CHRISTUS Santa Rosa at 210-704-4100.
For more information on Goodwill's Wellness Wednesdays call 210-924-8581.