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CHI Memorial Offers Financial Assistance for Breast and Cervical Screenings

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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:

  • Income guidelines
  • No insurance, or insurance that does not pay for this service
  • Between the ages of 35 to 64

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).