Hillsborough County Program Services

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Hillsborough County Program Services

    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

    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:

    general public.

    Fees Charged: None.

    Intake Procedure: Client or physician may contact. Website: 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

    scale: 0.00

    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.

    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-


    MDC West

    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

    will need.

    "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.

    Wheelchair Accessible.

    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:

    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.

    Support Groups

    Phone: (727) 893-6912. Website:

    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.

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