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Front Page - Friday, October 16, 2020

Financial assistance available for breast screenings




The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center is partnering with the Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program, the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and the Susan G. Komen Foundation to provide eligible uninsured and underinsured 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 assistance is available year-round.

To qualify, a woman must meet certain income guidelines, have no insurance or have insurance that does not pay for the service, and be 35 or older.

Mammography is available at all four CHI Memorial MaryEllen Locher Breast Center locations in Chattanooga, Hixson, Ooltewah and Ringgold, as well as in a private suite on MaryEllen Locher’s mobile digital mammography coaches.

To schedule a screening at any location, women can call 423 495-4040 or 866 591-2254. Those needing financial assistance can call 423 495-6744.

MaryEllen Locher will request the first and last name of the caller’s doctor; if the caller does not have a doctor, the staff at MaryEllen Locher will work with her to find one.

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center offers comprehensive breast health care, including mammography screening, a dedicated breast MRI, breast ultrasound, second opinion clinic, high risk clinic and a wide array of support services for women’s breast health and cancer needs.

Learn more at MaryEllenLocher.com.

Source: MaryEllen Locher Breast Center