Lesbian Health Initiative–Houston knows that, important as having regular mammograms and Pap screenings may be, women’s health concerns are even more far-reaching. That’s why the group’s biennial Rainbow Health Fair for LGBT Women with no health insurance or who are under-insured also offers extensive blood screenings, blood pressure and weight consultations, optical consultations, and more.
LHI partners with Legacy Community Services, The Rose, Dr. Mary Alice Cowan OB-Gyn, M.D. Anderson, CVS Caremark, Montrose Counseling Center, Glenda G. Owen D.D.S., American Cancer Society, Kindred Spirits Foundation, and Assisters to present the fairs. The June 4 fair also welcomes newcomers MD Anderson Melanoma and Skin Clinic’s Jessie Richard to conduct Body/Skin Scan to detect melanoma and other abnormalities; Elizabeth Jones from Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital who discusses Women’s Heart and Vascular Health; Cathedral of Hope Houston’s Lynette Ross who discusses Meditation & Mindfulness and Your Health; and Mary Jean Tiernan, certified fitness trainer, who discusses fitness and nutrition.
Some tests and scans require an appointment; call 713/426-3356 or e-mail [email protected] to schedule. “If you can’t get a screening during our June Fair, come to the Fair and get free certificates for well-woman exams at Legacy or mammograms at the Rose,” said Elizabeth James, LHI’s new chief executive officer.
June 4, 9 a.m.–3p.m., Legacy Community Health Services, 215 Westheimer Rd. lhihouston.org. —Nancy Ford