Free Health Screenings and Resources Available In October

Monday, October 1, 2018
Lanham, MD – Throughout the year, Doctors Community Health System offers numerous screenings and support groups. Some of the upcoming events include:
 
Free Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Seminar
October 26, November 30, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
8116 Good Luck Rd.
Professional Office Bldg., Suite 210
Lanham, MD
240-965-4405 | DCHweightloss.org
Attend this free lecture presented by Dr. Hitesh Amin, medical director, Bariatric and Weight Loss Center. If you are at least 30 pounds overweight, learn whether weight loss surgery is right for you.  Registration required.
 
Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings
Doctors Community Hospital
8116 Good Luck Road
Professional Office Building, Suite 110
Lanham, MD 20706
301-552-8524 | DCHweb.org/breast
Women who reside in Prince George’s County may qualify if they have a photo or picture ID, are ages 40 or older, are uninsured or underinsured or have a limited income.  Appointment required.
 
Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
Doctors Community Hospital
8100 Good Luck Road
North Building, 4th Floor
Lanham, MD 20706
301-552-7705 | DCHweb.org/prevention
Colon or colorectal cancer is often preventable and curable.  If you’re a Prince George’s County resident you may qualify for a no cost colonoscopy if you are ages 50 or older, ages 50 or younger with a family history of colorectal cancer, or uninsured or underinsured.  Appointment required. Join this American Lung Association club to get support, education and socialization with people who have chronic lung disease as well as their family members and caregivers.
 
Free Better Breathers Club
Thursdays:  October 4 and December 6 at 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
8118 Good Luck Road
Critical Care Conference Room
Lanham, MD 20706
301-552-8576 | DCHrehab.org
Join this American Lung Association club to get support, education and socialization with people who have chronic lung disease as well as their family members and caregivers
 
Free Breast Cancer Support Group
Third Tuesday of Each Month, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
8100 Good Luck Road
North Building, 4th Floor, Room 415
Lanham, MD 20706
240-542-3034 | DCHweb.org/breast
Join women who are newly diagnosed with or are recovering from breast cancer.
 
Free Diabetes Support Group
Third Monday of Each Month, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
8100 Good Luck Road
North Building, 5th Floor, DSE Room
Lanham, MD 20706
301-552-8661 | DCHdiabetes.org
Join people who have diabetes as well as their families during engaging and interactive discussions about coping with this disease.
 
Free Drop-In Grief Support Group
Second Monday of Each Month, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
8118 Good Luck Road
Critical Care Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Lanham, MD 20706
301-808-5671
This group provides supportive listening, sharing and psycho-educational resources to grieving.
 
Free Lymphedema and Chronic Swelling Support Group
October 25 and December 19 at 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
8100 Good Luck Road
North Building, 5th Floor, DSE Room
Lanham, MD 20706
301-552-8144 | DCHrehab.org
Join people who have lymphedema as they share their experiences while learning about the latest treatment and management options.
 
Free Post-Bariatric Surgery Support Group
Second Friday of Each Month, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
8100 Good Luck Road
North Building, 5th Floor
Lanham, MD 20706
240-965-4405 | DCHweightloss.org
Meet other post-bariatric surgery patients while learning and sharing within a compassionate and professional environment.
 
Free Stroke Support Group
October 10 at 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
8118 Good Luck Road
Critical Care Conference Room
Lanham, MD 20706
301-552-8114 | DCHrehab.org
Join stroke survivors and caregivers to explore resources as well as learn about stroke prevention, healthy lifestyles and empowerment strategies.
 
Free WomenHeart Support Group
November 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Doctors Community Hospital
8100 Good Luck Road
North Building, 5th Floor, DSE Room
Lanham, MD 20706
301-552-8058 | DCHrehab.org
Join heart disease experts who provide educational information to women while encouraging them to make well-educated and heart-healthy decisions. 
 
Free Screenings on Mobile Health Clinic
Visit the Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health clinic to receive free screenings (diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure) as well as medication reviews and education.  For updated care locations, call 301-324-4968 or visit DCHweb.org/WOW.  (Most times are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
 
October 1 – Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, 8400 River Road, Laurel, MD (1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
October 2 – Camp Springs Senior Activity Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD (9 a.m.–1 p.m.)
October 3 – Beltway Plaza Mall, 6000 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD
October 4 – Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road, Laurel, MD (9 a.m.–1 p.m.)
October 5 – Pink Ribbon Rally, 8118 Good Luck Road, Lanham, MD (9 a.m.–3 p.m.)
October 8 – Shoppes at New Carrollton, 7898 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton, MD
October 9 – Langley Park Senior Activity Center, 1500 Merrimac Road, Hyattsville, MD (9 a.m.–1 p.m.)
October 10 – Beltway Plaza Mall, 6000 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD
October 11 – Hope Connections Health Fair MetroPlex I, 8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Landover, MD (10 a.m.–2 p.m.)
October 15 – Shoppes at New Carrollton, 7898 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton, MD
October 16 – John E. Howard Senior Activity Center, 4400 Shell Street, Capitol Heights, MD (9 a.m.–1 p.m.)
October 17 – Powder Mill Village Apartments, 3625 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, MD
October 18 – Laurel Town Center, 13320 Laurel Bowie Road, Laurel, MD
October 22 – St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, (10 a.m.–2 p.m.)
October 23 – City of Glenarden Nutrition Center James R. Cousins, Jr. Municipal Center, 8600 Glenarden Parkway, Glenarden, MD 
October 24 – Graduate Hills & Gardens Apartments, 3424 Tulane Drive, Hyattsville, MD (10 a.m.–3 p.m.)
October 25 – Harmony Hall, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD (10 a.m.–2 p.m.)
October 29 – Spanish Village, 1922 County Road, District Heights, MD
October 30 – Megamart Supermarket, 5801 Riverdale Road, Riverdale, MD (10 a.m.–4 p.m.)
October 31 – Iverson Mall, 3737 Branch Avenue, Hillcrest Heights, MD 
 
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Doctors Community Health System is a network of medical and surgical services provided throughout Prince George’s County and in Anne Arundel County.  At the heart of this network is its flagship – Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland.  To complement the hospital’s high-quality and comprehensive services, the system has more than a dozen centers of care in Bowie, Camp Springs, Crofton, District Heights, Hyattsville, Lanham, Largo, Laurel, Riverdale and Temple Hills.  Also, the hospital has been rated as a high-performing facility for heart failure by U.S. News & World Report in 2017-2018 and designated as a primary stroke center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.  The system has experienced physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who specialize in:
 
Ambulatory Surgery
Breast Health
Diabetes Care
Diabetes Education
Digestive Disease Care
Emergency Services
Imaging Services
Infusion Care
Orthopedic Services
Primary Care and Family Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Rehabilitation Program
Sleep Care
Surgical Services
Transitional Care
Wound Care
 
For more information, visit DCHweb.org or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).