The Mermaid Project Partners
with Brazosport Medical Center
The Mermaid Project (TMP) is currently making a number of positive changes in the way patients who are enrolled in the program receive care. Up to this point, TMP has essentially been a navigation service for patients in Southern Brazoria County who are in need of breast healthcare services but who have had no ability to pay for that care.
In order to better serve our patients, we are proud to announce a partnership with Brazosport Medical Center in Freeport, TX. This partnership will provide our current Mermaid patients with a comprehensive medical home where they can maintain access to The Mermaid Project and receive general primary care.
Brazosport Medical Center (BMC) will serve as a first point of contact for patients who need clinical breast exams and subsequent mammography order. Patients will benefit by establishing care with a medical provider from the beginning of their journey as well as a place to receive ongoing, follow up care. Patients can also access other types of healthcare services at BMC, including medical, vision and dental services, for a reduced cost.
Patients may still be referred from any physician to Brazosport Regional Health System for a Mermaid Project funded mammogram and to determine if they meet the financial screening criteria. In order to determine eligibility, please direct interested patients to call the Financial Services Office at Brazosport Regional Health System at 979-415-2222.
The Mermaid Project will remain a part of Brazosport Regional Health System and Brazosport Health Foundation and will continue to be funded through community donations. However, our grant funding from the Susan G. Komen foundation will end effective March 31st 2012 and any existing partnerships and understandings for breast health care services with physicians and medical facilities will expire. Moving forward, The Mermaid Project will continue to pay for screening mammograms performed at Brazosport Regional Health System.
To make a donation to support breast health services through The Mermaid Project, please contact the Brazosport Health Foundation at 979-297-6190.
About Brazosport Health Foundation:
Brazosport Health Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and increasing awareness for high quality healthcare in our community. Foundation initiatives include The Mermaid Project, the Adelaide Thorpe Scholarship Fund, the Bluebonnet Social and select capital campaigns for medical advancements at Brazosport Regional Health System. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.Brazosport-Health-Foundation.org.
About The Mermaid Project
The Mermaid Project, funded by donations to the Brazosport Health Foundation, is a local initiative dedicated to transforming potential breast cancer victims into survivors! To meet this goal, the Project provides free breast cancer screening to qualifying low-income, uninsured men and women living in Southern Brazoria County.