Financial assistance for annual breast screenings

Year-round financial assistance available to provide breast screenings to eligible uninsured and under-insured women


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 work-up 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

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