Women's Services

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Overview of UITCT Women’s Services

The family practice providers in the Primary Care Clinic at UITCT offer the following women’s health services:

  • Well-woman exams
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Family planning services

 

Breast Cancer Screening Program

Mammograms

If you have not had a mammogram in the past 2 years, please ask the provider at your next well-women visit for more details. The Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas can help with finding in network providers if you have insurance and assist in scheduling follow-up appointments. We also provide reminder calls. For help scheduling a mammogram, please call Sharon Cornwell at 214-941-1050 ext. 259, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Assistance for Uninsured Women for Mammograms

If you are between the ages of 40 and 64 and are low-income or don’t have insurance, we can assist with enrollment in state programs, if eligible, or link you to other mammogram assistance locally.

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Why getting a mammogram is important

Compared with other ethnic/racial groups in the United States, American Indian/Alaskan Native women have the lowest incidence of breast cancer but the lowest breast cancer survival rate so finding a lump early is very important. The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the outcome. A mammogram can save your life, it is the best form of early detection. A mammogram can detect a lump up to two years before it can be felt, it can find a lump the size of the smallest bead.

Community Outreach & Education

In our group education sessions we focus on educating to increase the understanding of prevention and early detection of breast cancer for American Indian/Alaskan Native women. We give the information needed to increase knowledge, skill and comfort in breast awareness. UITCT staff host booths at local events – look for us at American Indian Heritage Day, UT Arlington Pow-wow, and Santa Fe Days. If you would be interested in having us attend an event or community meeting, please contact Sharon Cornwell at 214-941-1050 ext. 259. Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

COVID-19
In an effort to keep our patients and employees safe, UITCT will transition exclusively to telemedicine visits until further notice. This comes in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in the DFW area and positive cases among staff members. The pharmacy will continue to operate and medication will be available to patients, Upon your arrival, please remain in your vehicle and call (214)-941-1050 ext 237 COVID-19 Update: Information and resources can be found here.
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