If your group or association is interested in health information or free health screenings, let New Hanover Regional Medical Center help. We can take a variety of educational services and screenings to your group. Listed below are a few of the services. Call 910.667.8297 to learn more.
Heart Disease in Women
Heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack, is the leading cause of death for American women. Nearly twice as many women in the United States die of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases as they do from all forms of cancer.
Symptoms of a heart attack in women can differ from the more widely known symptoms for men. And women are less likely to recognize or acknowledge symptoms and more likely to wait longer to seek help.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Heart Center wants to help the community learn more about heart disease and ways to reduce the risk. The NHRMC Foundation's Red Dress Project was established to support that effort through education and screenings for women.
Our community outreach program will come to your women's group of 30 or more and perform free risk assessment screenings for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index. Participants will then talk with a cardiac health care provider about their personal risk and how to manage and reduce it.
For more information call Iris Baker, 910.667.8297.
Mammogram Voucher Program
The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation Pink Ribbon Project provides free mammograms to area residents who are uninsured and meet certain financial criteria. Those who qualify for the program are given a voucher which can be used at NHRMC Health & Diagnostic locations. Appointments for mammograms are required. Before an appointment can be made, the woman must first see a doctor for a clinical breast exam and get an order for a mammogram. Vouchers may be used at the following locations.
Call 910.452.8777 to schedule at the following locations:
- Medical Mall, 2243 S. 17th St., Wilmington
- Military Cutoff, 1135 Military Cutoff Rd., Wilmington
- Porters Neck, 8115 Market St., Suite 104, Wilmington
- Brunswick Forest, 1333 S. Dickinson Dr., Leland
Vouchers can also be used at Pender Health & Diagnostics, 910.675.0370, 7910 S. Hwy. 117, Rocky Point.
Some medical offices in the area have vouchers to give their qualifying patients. Others have patients call to determine if they qualify for the program and the voucher. For more information, please call 910.667.8297.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center can help you find a health professional to speak to your group about a variety of health topics. Whether you have a request for a specific topic, or want to brainstorm a bit to determine the options, we work to find health professionals to address your needs.
Please call 910.667.8297 to find out more.
Smoking cessation classes are offered four times a year, in January, April, July and October. Each class involves seven sessions over a four week period. The fee is $60. Those who have an NHRMC charity care card can attend for free. Call Iris Baker at 667.8297 for details or to register.
Through a partnership with The Diabetes Bus Initiative, free diabetes education classes are taught each month. Each class, taught by a Certified Diabetes Educator, consists of three sessions over a three week period. A physician's referral is required and must be faxed to 919.876.8465. Click here for the referral form. Once a referral is received by the The Diabetes Bus staff, you will be contacted about scheduling a class. Call The Diabetes Bus at 919.876.8466 or visit www.thediabetesbus.org for more information.
NHRMC provides area residents a safe way to dispose of unneeded medications. Medication disposal events are held twice a year, in the Spring and Fall, at the Medical Mall next to the main campus on 17th Street. Medications should be brought in their original containers for drug identification purposes. Personal information will be removed. Call Kathy Rawlings at 815.5152 or Iris Baker at 667.8297 for more information.