Hillsborough County Program Services
American Cancer Society (ACS)
1001 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33629
Phone: (813) 254-3630. Fax: (800) 578-9674
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., M-F.
Support Group offers support to individuals and those affected by breast
cancer. (Tampa), (Sun City Center/Ruskin)
Breast Cancer Survivor’s Support Group. Meets for 90 minutes,
monthly in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village. Contact: Judy Berry at
813.654.9596 or email@example.com.
Reach to Recovery is a visitation program that matches breast cancer
survivors with mastectomy and lumpectomy patients experiencing a
similar situation. The patient is provided with support in helping them
cope with her breast cancer experience. Call (800) 227-2345 for a Reach
to Recovery visit.
ACS/South Florida Baptist Hospital Reach to Recovery Program
301 North Alexander Street, Plant City 33563. (813) 757-1200.
Provides mutual support and social interaction for women with breast
cancer. (Plant City)
Look Good…Feel Better: This program is designed to help women who
are undergoing cancer treatment learn how to cope with appearance-
related side effects of treatment. Volunteer cosmetologists teach women
how to enhance their appearance using make-up techniques. Each
woman learns to perform her own makeover using complimentary
cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Look
Good…Feel Better is primarily offered in group sessions that provide
education, information, and support. To schedule a session, call (800)
Resource Centers of Hillsborough County: Patients receive free wigs,
hats, scarves, turbans, bras and prosthesis free. Resource Centers are
located in Tampa (north and south), Brandon, and Plant City. For more
information, call (800) 227-2345.
Tampa Bay Breast Cancer Support Group: 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607. Phone: (813) 854-2858 or (813) 968-
7780. Support group meets second Tuesday of each month. Offers
support to individuals and those affected by breast cancer. (Tampa)
Hillsborough County Health Department/CDC Florida Breast and Cervical
Early Detection Women of Wellness Program
1105 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 307-8000
Services: Offers a cancer screening program which targets medically uninsured/underinsured women ages 50 to 64 with an emphasis on minority women (primarily African-American and Hispanic). (Tampa)
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: (813) 745-4673. Fax: (813) 979-3090
Service : A full service hospital specializing in the treatment and research of cancer. Inpatient and outpatient services, 162 inpatient beds including surgical services, radiology department, radiation therapy and bone marrow transplant.
Hours/Days: 24hrs/7 days a wk. Eligibility Requirements General public. Fees Charged: Vary depending on services. Min. fee: sliding scale: 0.00 The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center is located in Northeast Hillsborough County but serves women from the surrounding counties, as well as other parts of the state and country. Although it provides a comprehensive array of breast health services from outreach to treatment and support, it has shifted away from in-house general screening mammography to focus more on seamless diagnostic and treatment services as well as targeted screening through a mobile mammography program to reach underserved populations.
Intake Procedure: Client or physician may contact.
Languages: English, Spanish interpreter services available as-needed. Area Served: Florida
Funding Source: State of FL; Philanthropy; Fees
Lifetime Cancer Comprehensive Breast Cancer Screening -provides
BSE instructions, CBEs, and screening mammography.
Promoting Breast Health Among Underserved Populations through Education, Outreach and Community Partnership
Attempting to create a sustainable model of education and outreach for medically underserved populations. (Tampa)
Promoting Breast Health Among Haitian Women, H. Lee Moffitt
Cancer Center & Research Institute
**Komen 2008-09 funding: $34,000. Contact: Claudine Thervil.
Reach at least 82 medically under served Haitian women with breast health education and screening services that emphasize early detection and follow-up using peer outreach, sustained community partnerships, and collaboration. Educate 3,000 women regarding breast health care prevention through 18 educational sessions delivered in Haitian Creole.
Witness Project, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Moffitt Cancer Center / Community Education and Outreach
FOW-LCS, 12902 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: (813) 745-4983. Contact: Linda Paige Honeywell.
**Komen 2008-09 funding: $45,000
Provide increased awareness, knowledge, and access to screening and early detection using a peer-to-peer outreach service reaching a minimum
of 750 people within the African American community.
Lifetime Cancer Screening and Prevention
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: (813) 745-6769. Contact: Elissa Clayton.
**Komen 2008-09 funding: $60,000
Enhance access to breast cancer screening services, including
mammography, clinical breast examinations and instruction in breast self
exam for the neediest communities within the Tampa Bay region using a
mobile unit reaching 500 women with at least 300 being minorities.
Cancer Answers Phone: (800) 456-7121
Service: A free telephone service staffed by registered nurses provides
information on cancer, information on the Cancer Center, and physician
Hours/Days: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., M-F. Eligibility requirements:
Fees Charged: None.
Intake Procedure: Client or physician may contact. Website:
www.moffitt.usf.edu. Languages: English. Area Served: National.
Funding Source: Moffitt Cancer Center.
University Community Hospital
Carrollwood Campus: A 120-bed hospital. 7171 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614. Phone: (813) 932-2222
Medical Center Campus: A 551-bed hospital. 3100 East Fletcher Ave., Tampa, FL 33613-4688. Phone: (813) 971-6000
Service: Providing a full range of services including:
Center for Cancer Care: (813) 972-7896
Women's Health Center: (813) 979-7999
One Day Surgery: (813) 971-6000 x7433
Outpatient Service Center: (813) 972-7884
Rehabilitation Unit: (813) 632-7565
Emergency Care Center: (813) 558-8090
Social Work Services: 558-8709
Hours/Days: 24 hrs / 7 days a week.
Eligibility Requirements: Persons in need of medical services.
Fees Charged: Vary depending on service. Min. fee: Sliding
Intake Procedure: Client or agency may contact main number.
Languages: Varied. Area Served: Tampa Bay Area.
Handicapped accessible facility. Funding Source: Insurance,
St. Joseph's Women’s Hospital – The Breast Center
3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 872-3715. Fax: (813) 872-2912
Service: St. Joseph’s is a 528-bed tertiary care hospital founded in Tampa in 1934. Important ancillary outpatient services necessary for
comprehensive cancer care including: 24-hour emergency room, state-of-
the-art radiology services, laboratory and pathology services, physical
therapy, as well as dietary, psychosocial, and spiritual support.
Hispanic Breast Cancer Support Group: Free support program
targeting underserved Hispanic women diagnosed with breast cancer
living in the greater Tampa Bay Area, including Hillsborough, Pasco, and
Pinellas Counties. firstname.lastname@example.org
Breast Cancer Surgery Locations Columbia Brandon Hospital
Columbia South Bay Hospital
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center / Research Institute
Memorial Hospital of Tampa
South Florida Baptist Hospital
St. Joseph's Women’s Hospital – The Breast Center – Tampa
Tampa General Healthcare
Town and Country Hospital
University Community Hospital – Carrollwood University Community Hospital of Tampa
Manatee County Program Services
American Cancer Society
4955 St. Rd. 64E, Bradenton, FL 34208
Phone: (941) 745-1214
Mammography Program provides referrals to clinics that offer free or
reduced cost services as well as referring women to support services.
Reach to Recovery Program provides a one-to-one visit to a woman
facing a diagnosis of breast cancer by a breast cancer survivor.
Support Group provides mutual support and social interaction for women
with breast cancer.
Manatee Memorial Hospital & Health System
206 Second Street East, Bradenton, FL 34208
Phone: (941) 746-5111. Fax: (941) 745-6862
Breast Care Center provides diagnosis, treatment, screening, and
support. There is a cancer support group that meets once per month.
The center performs about 700 mammograms per month, and offer digital
and film screen mammography. They offer bone density testing,
stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast needle localization.
The Manatee County Health Department
410 6th Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34208-1928
Phone: (941) 748-0747. Fax: (941) 708-8457
Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCP)
Services: Funded with a grant provided by the U.S. Center for Disease
Control (CDC) via the State Department of Health. The goal of the
program is prevention of death from breast and cervical cancer by
screening and early detection targeting low income, minority women, age
50-64 years. Any woman, however, with a personal or family history of
breast cancer, symptoms of breast cancer, personal history of cervical
cancer, or an abnormal clinical breast exam may be seen. This program
provides screening (clinical breast exam, pap test, pelvic exam,
mammogram), diagnostic evaluation, outreach, tracking, follow-up and
education for eligible women. Clients are seen by Rural Health Services.
Walk-in clinics or private physicians can also refer eligible clients to the
program staff. Contact: Jan Chulock, ext. 1461, Kathy Beckwith, ext. 1320,
Mammography Voucher Program, Manatee County Health
Cheryl Little. Phone: (941) 748-0747 x1329. Fax: (941) 714-7294
** Komen 2008-09 Funding: $80,000
Provides full scale breast health education and screening services to
uninsured women ages 40 to 49 and assures repeat participation from
previous women participants.
Manatee Diagnostic Center
Riverside Medical Center: 300 Riverside Drive East, Suite 3000, Third
Floor, Bradenton, FL 34208. Phone: (941) 747-3034. Fax: (941) 746-
Pointe West Medical Center: 2211 60th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34209.
Phone: (941) 747-3034. Fax: (941) 761-0057
Breast Cancer Surgery Locations
Manatee Memorial Hospital
Blake Medical Center
Lakewood Ranch Hospital
Pasco County Program Services
American Cancer Society
21756 St. Rd. 54, Suite 101, Lutz, FL 33549
Phone: (800) 227-2345 toll-free/24-hour hotline, or (813) 949-0291. Fax: (813)
Hours/Days: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F. Meets 5:30 p.m., last Wed. of month.
Eligibility Requirements: Female cancer patients.
Fees Charged: None. Languages: English.
Area Served: Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus Counties.
"Look Good...Feel Better" A free makeover program for women
undergoing treatment. Women are provided free make-up and learn to
apply it properly as well as tie turbans, choose wigs and other head
"Reach to Recovery" A one-on-one breast cancer survivor visitation
program for women currently undergoing breast cancer surgery. The
patient is offered support information and a free "goodie" bag of items she
"Road to Recovery" A volunteer driver program to assist with
transporting patients to and from local cancer treatments.
Support Group: Provides mutual support and social interaction for
women with breast cancer. (Zephyrhills)
Patient Assistance (800) 227-2345, option 4, 24-hour hotline.
Service: Provides pain medication assistance, transportation
reimbursement, lodging reimbursement, hotel cost assistance for
treatment, gift items, information.
Donations: Wigs, turbans.
Hours/Days: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F.
Eligibility: Anyone diagnosed with cancer. Persons who think
they have cancer and are undiagnosed may receive information
and other services.
Fees Charged: None. Languages: English.
Area Served: Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties.
Transport: Provided and can arrange transport to and from
treatment, if able to walk independently.
Funding Source: Fund-raisers.
Farmworkers Self Help, Inc., Farmworker Women Breast Cancer Education,
and Early Detection Initiative
37240 Lock Street, Dade City, FL 33523
Phone: (352) 567-1744. Fax: (352) 567-1591
** Komen 2008-09 funding: $52,000. Contact: Margarita Romo.
Service: Educates Mexican immigrants, Mexican-descended migrant and
seasonal farm worker women about breast cancer and provides free
mammograms and referrals for diagnostics and treatment. Trains
community members to be health promoters.
Pasco County Health Department Health Care Services
5640 Main Street – Floor 3, New Port Richey, FL 34652
Phone: (727) 816-1100. Fax: (727) 816-1102.
Pasco County Health Department Breast and Cervical Cancer
Program, “Healthy Women Today”
Services: (1) Funded with a grant provided by the CDC via the State
Department of Health. The goal of the program is prevention of death
from breast and cervical cancer by screening and early detection targeting
low income, minority women, age 50-64 years. Any woman, however, with
a personal or family history of breast cancer, symptoms of breast cancer,
personal history of cervical cancer, or an abnormal clinical breast exam
may be seen. This program provides screening (clinical breast exam, pap
test, pelvic exam, mammogram), diagnostic evaluation, outreach, tracking,
follow-up, education, and case management services for eligible women.
Services: (2) Funded on an annual basis by a grant from Susan G.
Komen for the Cure via the Florida Suncoast Affiliate. ** Komen 2008-09
funding: $100,000. Contact: Billie Pryce. The goal of the program is
prevention of death from breast cancer by screening and early detection
targeting low income, minority women, less than 50 years of age, in
particular a woman with a personal or family history of breast cancer,
symptoms of breast cancer or abnormal clinical breast exam. The
program provides breast cancer screening and care to 600 uninsured
women ages 40-49 who are considered low income according to national
poverty guidelines. Screening, diagnostic evaluation, education, outreach,
tracking, follow-up, and case management are available for Komen-
funded clients as with CDC funded clients. All participants will be seen at
the Pasco County Health Department clinic sites in five sites throughout
the county, and determination of which funding program they are in will be
made at that time. Clinic sites are in Hudson, New Port Richey, Land O’
Lakes, Zephyrhills, and Dade City. CDC funded services are also
available through the Good Samaritan Health Clinic. Walk-in clinics or
private physicians can also refer eligible clients to the program staff.
Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco County
Breast Cancer & Screening Project
5334 Aspen St., New Port Richey, FL 34652
Phone: (727) 848-6851. Fax: (727) 848-7890
** Komen 2008-09 funding: $20,000. Contact: Petro Jones.
Services: To provide breast health services to underserved women to
age 64. The program provides informational seminars at local churches
and civic centers and scheduling patients to be screened at the Good
Samaritan Health Clinic.
Breast Cancer Surgery Locations
Bayonet Point/Hudson Medical Center
Community Hosp. of New Port Richey
East Pasco Medical Center
North Bay Hospital
Pasco Community Hospital
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey
Pinellas County Program Services
Pinellas County Breast Health Services
American Cancer Society - Pinellas County Unit
4801 86th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Phone, main office: (727) 546-9822
Toll Free: (800) ACS-2345
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F.
ACS Mission Statement: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide
community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer
as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing
suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Bayfront Cancer Care Center
701 6th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 894-0276. Website: http://www.cancer.org
Community Health Education
Service: Office at Bayfront Medical Center provides literature, educational
materials and some transportation for chemotherapy and radiation
Hours/Days: 9 a.m. -12 p.m. & 1 p.m.- 4 p.m., M-F. Eligibility
Requirements: General public. Fees Charged: None. Languages:
English. Area Served: Pinellas County. Handicapped accessible facility.
Funding Source: Donations.
Center for Women's Health
Phone: (727) 823-1234, (727) 893-6704.
Service: Provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for
the unique needs and interests of women including normal obstetrics,
high risk obstetrics, gynecology, mammography, surgery, gynecology,
infertility care, educational programs, monthly seminars, cancer
screenings, and obstetrical tours. Also has a Rehab Unit including a unit
for brain injured patients.
Eligibility: Anyone in need of services. Fees: Vary depending upon
services. Language: English. Area Served: Pinellas County.
Handicapped accessible. Funding Source: Fees.
Phone: (727) 893-6912. Website: http://www.bayfront.org
Service: Support groups for patients, family and friends in trauma, cancer,
cardiac, rehabilitation, diabetic support group, and alcoholics anonymous.
Operating Agency: Bayfront Health System.
Hours/Days: Hours vary; call for information.
Eligibility Requirements: Persons in need of above services.