Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mammograms for Women in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties

Holy Cross Hospital and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are offering mammograms and follow-up care for underinsured and uninsured women who live in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

To find out if you qualify, call Leticia Addo at (301) 754-8407. Foreign language interpretation is available.

Health Fair and Screening Event - Holy Cross Hospital

Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD
When: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration starts at 9 a.m.

In recognition of Cover the Uninsured Week, Holy Cross Hospital will host its sixth annual health fair and screening event. Learn about health topics for the entire family through health education lectures and hands-on health exhibits.

Health screenings for early disease detection include:
*diabetes glucose and cholesterol tests;
*prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing;
*digital rectal and prostate examination for men; and
*clinical breast examinations and Pap tests for women.

Screenings will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Refreshments will be served.

Prostate Cancer Screening - Howard University Hospital

Prostate Cancer Screening
May 19, 2010 - All Day

Free prostate screening is offered free of charge to men 40 years of age or older. Services offered include a digital rectal examination and a blood test for prostate specific antigen (PSA). Men are also provided with education materials.

Contact: (202) 865-0009

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cancer Screenings for Charles County, MD Residents

Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening

The BCCP program provides breast and cervical cancer screening services to low income, uninsured or underinsured women. The program will pay for an annual clinical breast examination, annual mammogram and pap smears, as needed, for women 40 -64 years of age and for women over 65, if they do not have Medicare Part B. Participants in the program must be Maryland residents with family incomes less than 250% of the federal poverty level and not have insurance with screening benefits.

For more information contact 301-609-6816.

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Colorectal Cancer

Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death among men and woman in the U.S. However, it is the most preventable with periodic screening. The Charles County Health Department has a colon cancer screening program for eligible men and woman, ages 50-64, with no or little insurance, who live in Charles County.

Call today for eligibility and an appointment at 301-609-6843.

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Prostate Cancer
Men in Charles County have highest prostate cancer diagnosis and death rates in the state, and significantly above the national average. Local rates are climbing even as cases level off nationwide. The Charles County Department of Health has a Prostate Cancer Screening Program. Men age 40 and up must meet requirements of the program; insurance status and income eligibility for screening.
For more information and/or make an appointment, please call 301-609-6832.

Dental Services for Montgomery County, MD, Residents

Dental Services

Adult Dental Services
General dental care, including emergency dental services, are provided to adults ages 19 - 60 years. Patients in need of specialty dental care are given information for appropriate resources for follow up care.

Eligibility Requirements: Montgomery County resident; income eligibility is required.

Delivery Site:
Montgomery County Colesville Adult Dental Clinic,
14015 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20904

Information Number:
Colesville Dental Clinic, 301-384-9795


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Children’s Dental Services

General dental care services are provided to children age 0-18 years. Patients in need of specialty dental care are given information for appropriate resources for follow up care. Annual oral health prevention education is provided to 2nd grade students enrolled in MCPS.

Partners with Montgomery County:
Primary Care Coalition,
School Health Services
MCPS

Eligibility Requirements: Determined by the Montgomery County Service Eligibility Unit; Care site is determined by Zip Code

Delivery Sites:
Germantown Health Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Gaithersburg, MD, 20874;
Silver Spring Health Center, 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD, 20910;
Piccard Drive Health Center, 1335 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850

Information Numbers:
Germantown Dental Clinic, 240-777-3290;
Silver Spring Dental Clinic, 240-777-3135;
Piccard Drive Dental Clinic, 240-777-1875

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Maternity Dental Services

General dental care services are provided to pregnant women who are enrolled in the DHHS Maternity Partnership Program ages 12-50 years. Patients in need of specialty dental care are given information for appropriate resources for follow up care.

Eligibility Requirements: Enrolled in the DHHS Maternity Partnership Program; Care site determined by Zip Code

Delivery Sites:
Germantown Health Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Gaithersburg, MD, 20874;
Silver Spring Health Center, 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD, 20910;
Piccard Drive Health Center, 1335 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850

Information Numbers:
Germantown Dental Clinic, 240-777-3290;
Silver Spring Dental Clinic, 240-777-3135;
Piccard Drive Dental Clinic, 240-777-1875
For more information


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Senior Dental Services

General dental care services are provided to adults aged 60 years and older. Patients in need of specialty dental care are given information for appropriate resources for follow up care.

Eligibility Requirements: Income eligibility determined by Service Eligibility Unit (SEU) Services

Delivery Site: Piccard Drive Health Center, 1335 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850

Information Number: Piccard Drive Dental Clinic Info Line, 240-777-1875

Maryland Children's Health Insurance Program

Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program (MCHP)

Free or low-cost insurance coverage for children from birth to age 19 and for pregnant women offered by the State of Maryland. Comprehensive medical, dental, pharmacy, specialist and hospital care covered. Applicant must be a citizen or a legal U.S. resident. Proof of citizenship or residency and identity are required.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be a citizen or a legal U.S. resident. Proof of citizenship or residency and identity are required. Insurance for children from birth to age 19. Pregnant care coverage without age limits.

Delivery Sites:
Germantown Health Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Gaithersburg, MD, 20874
Piccard Drive Health Center, 1335 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850
Silver Spring Health Center, 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD, 20910

Information Numbers:
Germantown Service Eligibility Unit (SEU), 240-777-3591;
Piccard Drive SEU, 240-777-3120;
Silver Spring SEU, 240-777-3066

Infants at Risk (Montgomery County, MD Residents)

Infant at Risk Case Management Program

A FREE service for at risk mothers and infants from birth to one year residing in Montgomery County. This early intervention program ensures that identified infants and their families receive appropriate support to address their medical and psychosocial difficulties.

Eligibility Requirements: Montgomery County residency

Delivery Site: Administrative Care Coordination Unit, 1335 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850

Information Number: Client Services Center Info Line, 240-777-1635

For more information