CHI Memorial Mobile Health Coach To Visit Orchard Knob Thursday

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Mammography screening appointments are still available for the CHI Memorial mobile health coach’s visit to Electric Power Board, 110 Greenwood Ave. in the Orchard Knob community, on this Thursday.  Appointments are available between 8 a.m-12:30 p.m. 
"All women should have one screening mammogram between the ages of 35-40. After age 40, a screening mammogram is recommended every year.  Any woman who meets these age guidelines and has not had a mammogram in the past 12 months may participate, with or without insurance.

"For those with insurance, you must bring your insurance card and a photo ID, such as a driver’s license. Insurance will be filed for you.  If you do not have insurance, you may qualify for financial assistance.  The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center receives grant funds from Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to provide women with education about and access to breast health services.  Partnerships with Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program and the Susan G. Komen Foundation provide eligible uninsured and under-insured women with breast and cervical screenings.  If an abnormality is discovered, the diagnostic work up is covered and a financial plan is provided for any follow-up care.
"Women need to know their doctor’s first and last name," officials said.
To schedule a screening, call 423-495-4040 or 866-591-2254.

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