Community Breast Health Program

Clinical Services

Since its inception in 2011, the Mobile Mammography Initiative has vastly expanded its fundraising efforts to accommodate our rapidly growing clinical programs. Because we have received an overwhelming amount of support for our breast health education and clinical care efforts, we have been able to broaden our clinical services. Now, we are aiming to encompass a wider variety of women’s health issues, beyond just breast health, for underserved women in Miami-Dade County.

Using funds raised through the Mobile Mammography Initiative’s Annual Art Show, the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) sponsors services at various imaging centers throughout Miami-Dade County, including the following:

  • Baptist Health South Florida Outpatient Centers
  • South Miami Center for Women & Infants
  • Nilza Kallos at Breast Health Center and Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital Taylor/Chaplin Breast Health Center

Previously, we worked with Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Mobile Mammovan to bring services to women in the community to further improve access to screening mammography services. With the arrival of FIU’s very own Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center, FIU HWCOM now brings 3D mammography, the latest technology in breast cancer screening, to Miami-Dade County’s most vulnerable and underserved communities.

In order to identify women in need of sponsored mammograms, we work closely with the following organizations:

  • The Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP
  • The FIU HWCOM Mobile Health Center
  • UHI Community Care Clinic
  • Various health fairs and other community outreach events.

Our general criteria for receiving screening mammograms include:

  • Female
  • A resident of Miami-Dade County
  • Not pregnant
  • No breast implants
  • No clinical symptoms of breast abnormality
  • No history of breast cancer
  • Over 40 years old, unless otherwise indicated by a doctor’s order
  • Must have a current primary care doctor or obstetrician-gynecologist who will receive the results

Any individuals who do not meet these criteria are referred directly to the Jackson Taylor Breast Health Center for care. In addition, the Mobile Mammography Initiative has worked in close partnership with Ms. Pamela Burnett and The Beautiful Gate, a cancer support and resource center based in Miami, to provide additional services to women in need.

Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center

If you are a woman living in Miami-Dade County, uninsured, over 40, and do not have a breast lump or breast pain, you are probably eligible. Contact the mobile mammography center at 305-348-PINK (7465) to go over your eligibility.

Resources

Online

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is "the largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures."
1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)

The American Cancer Society is "dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives, and reducing suffering through research, education, advocacy and service."
1-800-ACS-2345

The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service provides "cancer information and resources to patients, the public and health care providers."
1-800-4-CANCER

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization "ensures through information, empowerment, and peer support that no one faces breast cancer alone."
1-800-221-2141 (English), 1-800-986-9505 (Spanish)
www.y-me.org

In Your Community

Jackson Health System Taylor Breast Health Center is "a comprehensive breast imaging and care center." Contact for more information about getting a mammogram and other health services.
Jackson Memorial Hospital
1611 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL 33136
(305) 585-7410

Contact the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine NeighborhoodHELP office for more information about free and reduced-cost health care services, not limited to breast health.
(305) 919-4594.

 The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program is “a special program for women 50-64 years old to receive breast and cervical cancer screenings. These services are provided through a partnership with primary care physicians and community hospitals. Services are free if you are: uninsured, between the ages of 50-64, have not been screened in the past year, and meet financial eligibility criteria.” For more information please visit the Dade Health website or call (305) 470-5634. 

 

 

If you or someone you know could benefit from our education and/or breast health services, please contact Melanie Molina, executive director, at mmoli094@med.fiu.edu.