Because early detection can save lives, the CHI Memorial MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, Chattanooga, TN, wants all women – regardless of their ability to pay – to have annual breast and cervical screenings. The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center receives grants and partners with Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program to provide eligible uninsured and under-insured women with these screenings at no cost to the women. This financial assistance is available year-round.
Women must meet certain guidelines to qualify for a no-cost screening including:
If an abnormality is discovered, the diagnostic work-up is also covered.
The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center is a Center of Excellence and the only triple-accredited breast center in the region (American College of Radiology (ACR®,) the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC ®), and the National Consortium of Breast Centers).