No Cost Breast Screenings Available For Eligible Uninsured And Under-Insured Women

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center partners with Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program, Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Hurlbut Foundation to provide eligible uninsured and under-insured women with breast screenings.  If an abnormality is discovered, the diagnostic work-up is covered and a financial plan is provided for any follow-up care.  This financial assistance is available year-round. 

"The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial wants all women, regardless of ability to pay, to have an annual breast screening because early detection can save lives," officials said.
 
A woman must meet certain guidelines to qualify for a no cost screening including:

Income guidelines
No insurance
Insurance does not pay for this service
Between the ages of 35 to 64
 
Mammography and cervical screenings are available at all three CHI Memorial MaryEllen Locher Breast Center locations in Chattanooga, Hixson and Ooltewah, and in a private suite on the mobile digital mammography vehicles. 

To schedule a screening, call 423-495-4040 or 866-591-2254.  "If you need financial assistance, call 423-495-6744.    We will request your doctor’s first and last name; if you do not have a doctor, the staff at MaryEllen Locher Breast Center will work with you to find one," officials said.

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center is an accredited comprehensive breast center, and a Center of Excellence.  It offers coordinated, comprehensive breast health care, including mammography screening, a dedicated breast MRI, breast ultrasound, second opinion clinic, cancer risk counseling, and a wide array of support services for women’s breast health and cancer needs.


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