UTMB schools, business areas, administrative offices and most clinics will close Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. John Sealy Hospital and the Trauma Center will be open, along with pediatric urgent care clinics at 2027 61st St. in Galveston and 3023 Marina Bay Drive in League City. Also open will be UTMB’s new adult urgent care clinic in the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes. All three urgent care centers will open from noon to 8 p.m. For more information about UTMB clinic hours, services and locations, visit www.utmbhealth.com or call the UTMB Access Center at 409-772-2222.
Free screening mammograms
Each year, UTMB Health and The Ruth Kempner Endowment for Breast Cancer team up to provide free screening mammograms for uninsured women in the community through a mobile mammography van that goes to two area churches. Participants must pre-register and meet a number of criteria to qualify such as be a legal resident of Galveston County, between 40 and 64, uninsured and other requirements.
Screening will take place 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, June 2, at the Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church, 7420 Highway 1765, Texas City (deadline for registration is May 26); and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, at the St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 1410 4th St., Galveston (deadline for registration is June 2). Registration packets are available at the churches or the UTMB breast imaging department at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes in League City or in Galveston. For more information regarding the program, call 832-505-1721.
Volunteers are needed for an asthma research study. Individuals may qualify for one of UTMB’s studies if they have a history of physician-diagnosed asthma and are 18 to 65 and a non-smoker for at least one year. For more information, contact Afifa Khalil in the clinical trials office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-747-1887.