John Peter Smith (JPS) Health and Tarrant County Public Health Department DO NOT offer Free Sickle Cell testing however they DO offer a sliding scale payment system for Sickle Cell testing fee.
1500 S. Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Amanda English, MPH, CPH, CHES Community Outreach Manager
Tarrant County Public Health
1101 S. Main Street, Ste#2508
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Yvette Wingate, MPA Health Equity Coordinator
Financial assistance is available to Sickle Cell Disease patients ONLY. If a Sickle Cell patient is hospitalized rent/mortgage and utilities will be paid for the duration of the hospital stay. After a completed Information Intake Form and verification of information is complete, payment will be made directly to landlord/lien holder and Utility Company. Please click the above FACT link to print off Information Intake Form. (Financial assistance is based on funding and not guaranteed)
Clients with Sickle Cell Trait are asked to complete page one of the Information Intake Form so that their information can be documented and that they are added to our mailing and email list for future Sickle Cell meetings, conferences and events.
Once discharged from the hospital, financial assistance ends and Care Services begin. Patients will receive food, clothing and toiletrie items if needed as well as transportation assistance to and from Doctors visits. We partner with One Point Heath Service, LLC for Personal Assistance Service and Personal Home Care.
One Point Health Services, LLC
Audrey Irving, Marketing Liaison
Parents or Caregivers are given a "Triple R Voucher" for Respite Care. Triple R stands for Relax, Relate and Release; a voucher to use day or night to relieve them for a short period of time from caring for their loved one by one of Maroon 9's Board Members or well background screen volunteers. Parents or Caregivers will be able to leave the home or hospital and take some time to enjoy friends, regroup and have a fun time out.
The last Monday of the month. Join our Sickle Cell support group and enjoy conversation with those that can relate and who may be experiencing some of the same issues you may be dealing with.