Free Mammograms From CHI

Editor's Note: The CHI "Mammogrammobile" is at Primary Health Care in Trenton today, but it is booked up for the rest of the day. Meanwhile, though, CHI Memorial wants women to know that they can get breast cancer screening year-round at no cost regardless of their insurance situation.

Because early detection can save lives, the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial wants all women, regardless of ability to pay, to have an annual breast screening. 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. 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

If an abnormality is discovered, the diagnostic workup is also covered.

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 our comfortable 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.

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. For more information about the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial, visit

About CHI Memorial CHI Memorial is a not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to the healing ministry of the Church. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and strengthened as part of Catholic Health Initiatives, it offers a continuum of care including preventative, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, orthopedic and rehabilitation services. CHI Memorial is a regional referral center of choice with 3,200 associates and more than 700 affiliated physicians providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee, North Georgia and Northwest Alabama.

To learn more, visit

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