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Project VALET

project valet logoProject VALET (Providing Valuable Area Life-Saving Exams in Town) is a mammography education and screening program for asymptomatic women ages 40 to 69, who are uninsured, without county assistance and who are patients in participating clinics. Project VALET (PV) addresses barriers of cost and transportation by bringing free mobile mammography to the communities where eligible women reside. PV also provides women with necessary follow-up diagnostic testing, should it be needed, made possible through partnerships with participating facilities.  

How to Get a Screening Mammogram

1) To participate in this program, schedule an appointment with one of the following participating clinics: 

For a Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) clinic:

  • La Nueva Casa De Amigos Health Center, 1809 North Main, 77009
    Call: 832-393-5428
  • Northside Health Center, 8504 Schuller, Houston, TX 77093
    Call: 832-393-5428
  • Sunnyside Health Center, 9314 Cullen, Houston, TX 77051
    Call: 832-393-5428

For a Spring Branch Community Health Center clinic:

  • Hillendahl Clinic, 1615 Hillendahl Blvd, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77055
    Call 713-462-6565, press Option 3
  • Pitner Clinic, 8575 Pitner Road, Houston, TX 77080
    Call 713-462-6545, press Option 3
  • West Houston Clinic, 19333 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77449
    Call 713-462-6555, press Option 3

For Shifa Clinic:

  • 10415 Synott Rd., Sugar Land, TX 77498
    Call 281-561-5767

For AccessHealth:

  • 400 Austin St., Richmond, TX 77469
    Call 281-342-4530

2) Receive breast health education (either one-on-one or group education, per clinic's protocol), at one of the participating clinics to learn what to expect at a mammogram and the importance of early detection for breast cancer. 

3) Call and schedule the screening mammogram (number to call is provided at the education session).

Should diagnostic test(s) be required, patients will be referred to a participating organization that provides services to low-income and uninsured women. Diagnostic exams are paid through Project VALET, for women who received a screening mammogram through this program.

Contact Information

For additional program information or questions, please contact:

Lucy Balderas, Program Coordinator
lbaldera@mdanderson.org, 713-792-5756

Lizbeth Pineda, Program Coordinator
lpineda@mdanderson.org, 713-794-4795

Edith Silvas, Program Manager
esilvas@mdanderson.org, 713-792-0718


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