Breast Health Clinic
Tunnell Cancer Center offers free mammograms each month as part of its Sharing our Story, Saving our Sisters (SOS2) program. They are by appointment only and are offered to eligible women at Tunnell Cancer Center in the Beebe Health Campus on John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach. The appointments include the free mammogram, a clinical breast exam, and breast education. This program is funded with a grant from the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The appointments can be made by calling (302) 645-3169. They are required.
All women 18 years and older should have a clinical breast exam, and all women 40 years and older should have a yearly mammogram.
For more information, please contact Debbie Campbell, RN, the Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator at (302) 645-3169.
Free prostate screenings are offered periodically to men who qualify. For more information or to schedule a screening, please contact Debbie Campbell, RN, the Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator at (302) 645-3169.
One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Early detection may be the key to saving men’s lives.
To learn more about prostate cancer, go to KnowYourStats.org/resources or UrologyHealth.org. The Tunnell Cancer Center is located at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach.
Free Glucose Screenings
Every Wednesday at three Locations
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Free, finger-stick glucose screenings. No appointments are necessary. The results of these screenings can indicate whether a patient needs to see a physician for evaluation for diabetes. These screenings are not intended for diabetes management.
Offered every Wednesday at three locations:
Beebe Lab Express: (302) 645-3568
Beebe Healthcare Medical Center, 1st Floor, East Entrance
Beebe Lab Express: (302) 645-3010 ext. 2444
The Beebe Health Campus, Route 24
Beebe Lab Express—Milton: (302) 684-8579
Calendar of Health Events
Coming in January - After Ringing the Bell, A Cancer Survivorship Conference, hosted by the Sussex County Survivorship Coalition, will be held January 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. This free conference is for cancer survivors and healthcare professionals. Call (302) 645-9150 for more information.
February 8: Health Fair at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beebe Healthcare's Community Outreach will be hosting free screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, BMI, bone density and HIV. Booths will be hosted by many other agencies with information for the public.
Healing and Spirituality Series
This lecture series exploring the healing theories and methods of other cultures is jointly sponsored by Beebe's Integrative Health, Friends of the Lewes Public Library and the Delaware Commission for Women. Speakers will share their knowledge and experiences with spirituality and healing.
Free lectures will be held at Lewes Public Library, 2nd floor conference room, 111 Adams Avenue, Lewes, 19958. Seating limited.
Register separately for each lecture online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8246141431
Peruvian Traditional Healing - Jose Pando, MD, Thursday, December 12, 7-8 p.m.
Dr. Jose Pando is a rheumatologist at Rheumatology Consultants in Lewes. Originally from Peru, he has an interest in the traditional healing practices of Incas, some of which are still being practiced. He will discuss the evolution of the healing practices in South America throughout the last centuries and how they evolved with the formation of the Incan empire.
A superficial review of the common herbal remedies being used in Latin America will also be discussed.
Classes are free unless stated. Call class location to register : Cancer Support Community (formerly Wellness Community) - (302) 645-9150, 3rd fl, Medical Arts Building, Rt 24, 18947 John J Williams Highway; Epworth United Methodist Church - (302) 227-7743 x107, 19285 Holland Glade Road. Call Integrative Health for further information, (302) 645-3528.
“Being Young With Cancer” Support Group
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tunnell Cancer Center, Rt. 24, Rehoboth Beach. Must call for an interview, (302) 645-3087
Caregivers' Support Group
Third Thursday of Each Month
A support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and related diseases meets at The Gull House (Bay Mart Shopping Center, opposite Spring Lake, Rehoboth). For further information, please call Kathleen Graham Frey at (302) 226-2160.
Type 2 Diabetes Support Group
Come join a friendly group to discuss concerns about Type 2 Diabetes. The group meets the first Wednesday every other month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Diabetes Management Longneck Health Center in Millsboro. Upcoming dates are September 4 and November 6. For more information, call (302) 947-2500.
Diabetes Insulin Pump Support Group
If you wear an insulin pump or are interested in learning about wearing a pump, come join us. A support group provides an opportunity to meet others who also live with diabetes and share concerns. Beebe's Certified Diabetes Educators will be available to answer questions. The group meets the second Wednesday every other month from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Upcoming dates are September 11 and November 13. The group meets at the Diabetes Management Longneck Health Center in Millsboro. For further information, please call (302) 947-2500.
Mended Hearts Support Group
Third Tuesday of Each Month at 2 p.m.
A heart health support group for those who have heart disease, for those who have had heart related medical procedures (i.e., stents inserted via catherizations) and for those who have had open heart surgery (i.e., bypass surgery, valve replacements and heart transplants). Meetings, which are open to members as well as non-members, include discussion and presentations on heart health related topics for heart patients as well as their family and their caregivers. Meetings are held at the McCurry Conference Center in the Medical Arts Building, next to the Tunnell Cancer Center on Route 24. For additional information, call either John Marchetti at (302) 227-5251 or Joe Venerus at (302) 827-8125.
Parkinson's Disease Support Group
A Parkinson's Disease support group has formed to help those with PD, their caregivers, and anyone else who may be afflicted with body movement disorders. The group meets monthly at the McCurry Conference Center in the Medical Arts Building, behind the Tunnell Cancer Center on Route 24. For more information, call Dennis Leebel at (302) 644-3465.
Stroke Support Group
Fourth Thursday of Each Month at 5 p.m.
A stroke support group meets at Tunnell Cancer Center, 18947 John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach. The group provides support to stroke survivors, care partners, spouses, and friends. It provides education and resources to maximize participation in home and community. The instructor is Holly Sullivan, Speech/Language Pathologist at Beebe. Call (302) 645-3100, Ext. 2436 for more information.
Better Breathers Club
Third Wednesday of Each Month at 1:30 p.m.
A support group for those with pulmonary diseases. Information on pulmonary disease and treatments is presented by respiratory therapists, physicians, dietitians, and pharmacists. Attendees suggest topics to discuss. The group meets at the McCurry Conference Center in the Medical Arts Building in the Beebe Health Campus on John J. Williams Highway (Route24). For information, call the Beebe Healthcare Respiratory Department at (302) 645-3245.
Beebe offers CPR, ACLS (advanced cardiac life support), and PALS (pediatric advanced life support) classes. For further information and to sign up, please call the Education Department at (302) 645-3248.
The Diabetes Management Department offers educational and management services for people with diabetes. Diabetes educational programs are offered three times each month for persons newly diagnosed and those who need a refresher course for managing their disease. A diabetes self-management education series is presented at various days and times on a rotating basis. Individual sessions are available for specific needs. A new insulin pump education program designed to help people with diabetes better manage their disease also is available. For information, call (302) 947-2500.
The Prenatal Breastfeeding class for expecting parents is held the first Wednesday of the month from 5 to 6 p.m. Participants must register for this free class. Call (302) 645-3726.