Spring Branch Community Health Center provides low- and no-cost screenings to promote cancer prevention and education.

Houston, TX – In observance of Men’s Health Awareness Month, Spring Branch Community Health Center (SBCHC) is joining with hundreds of healthcare providers and advocates across the nation to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early detection and treatment of disease and injury.

During Men’s Health Month we observe Men’s Health Week (June 12-18th) and support “Wear BLUE” on National Wear Blue Day (#ShowUsYourBlue) on June 16th. Wear Blue was created to raise awareness about the importance of male health and making healthy lifestyle choices, regularly visiting the doctor, getting educated on heart disease or diabetes, and starting general health conversations about Men’s Health and much more.

SBCHC is conducting a wide range of initiatives to provide information and assistance on the importance of Men’s Health Month, including launching a social media campaign to provide important resources and healthy lifestyle tips from the Men’s Health Network to our online audience. Through programs like “Ask Advice Connect: A Smoking Cessation Program” and the “Colon Cancer Screening-FIT Testing,” we encourage the importance of providing high-quality care in various healthcare areas targeting the need for getting up-to-date checkups for a healthy lifestyle.

Spring Branch Community Health Center has five clinic locations open six days a week that offer discounted medical services and free education programs. For clinic hours, directions and parking information visit www.sbchc.net or call (713) 462-6565.

About SBCHC
SBCHC was formed in 2003 and began providing comprehensive health care services to indigent and low-income patients in the Spring Branch community in May 2004. Designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in September 2005, SBCHC offers medical care, mental health, and dental care for both children and adults regardless of income.

“The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury,” states menshealthmonth.org

For more information about Men’s Health’s Month and helpful resources to aid in the detection and treatment of disease among men and boys visit www.menshealthmonth.org