Breathe Easy Mobile Lung CT Coach

Early detection saves lives

Lung Cancer Screening

CHI Memorial’s Breathe Easy mobile lung CT coach allows us to take low-dose CT lung screening out into our communities and reach people who may not have access or the opportunity to get this scan otherwise. Those who are at highest risk for lung cancer and are ideal candidates for low dose CT screening include:

  • current or former smokers
  • people ages 50-80 who have smoked for 20 years (one pack per day or more)
  • people who quit smoking within the last 15 years

The Breathe Easy mobile lung CT coach serves 11 counties in Tennessee, eight counties in North Georgia, and two counties in Northeast Alabama. Screenings will be offered at the locations listed below.


Call (423) 495-5864 (LUNG) to register for a low-dose CT lung screening or to scheule the Breathe Easy Coach for an event.

Breathe Easy Low-Dose Mobile Lung CT Screenings

  • Friday, July 1, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Chattanooga - Open Lung Screening Day,  2115 East 3rd St., Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Thursday, July 7, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Silver Tree Seniors, 5465 Highway 58, Chattanooga, TN 37416
  • Friday, July 8, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Homeless Healthcare of Chattanooga, 730 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Monday, July 11, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Partners in Care, 5616 Brainerd Road Ste. 108, Chattanooga, TN 37411
  • Tuesday, July 12, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Open Lung Screening at CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga, 2525 Desales Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Tuesday, July 5, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Rossville Clinic at Fairview, 205 Jenkins Road Rossville, GA 30741
  • Wednesday, July 6, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lowe’s Battlefield Parkway, 2215 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
  • Wednesday, July 27th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.,  Rossville Clinic at Fairview, 205 Jenkins Road Rossville, GA 30741
  • Wednesday, July 13, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Access Medical Care of Monroe County, 4233 US-411 N, Madisonville, TN 37354
  • Wednesday, July 20,  8 a.m. - 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 6800 Harrison Park Drive Harrison TN 37341
  • Friday, July 22, 9 a.m. -  1 p.m. CST, Grundy County Primary Health Center, 10120 SR 56 Coalmont, TN 37313
  • Tuesday, July 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cleveland - YMCA ,220 Urbane Rd NE, Cleveland, TN 37312
  • Monday, June 27, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice - Spring City, 225 Clinton Avenue, Spring City, TN 37381
  • Friday, July 15, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lowe’s Dayton, 3535 Rhea County Hwy, Dayton, TN 37321
  • Monday, July 25th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Spring City, CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 225 Clinton Avenue Spring City, TN 37381
  • Tuesday, July 19, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Community Clinic of Shelbyville and Bedford County, 200 Dover Street, Suite 203, Shelbyville, TN 37160
  • Friday, July 29, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. CST, Jasper - Ingles Markets Valley Plaza, US 41 at East Valley Road, Jasper, TN 37347


To register for a low-dose CT lung screening or to schedule the Breathe Easy Coach for an event, call (423) 495-5864 (LUNG).

Dr. Rob Headrick discusses lung cancer and how providing mobile low-dose CT lung screening is helping to save lives.

Low-Dose CT Lung Scan

A low - dose computed tomography (CT) scan shows a 3 - D image of the lungs that is clearer and more detailed than regular x - rays, allowing doctors to diagnose lung cancer at its earliest stage, before there are any symptoms. Lung cancer symptoms do not usually occur until the cancer is advanced, and may include persistent cough, sputum streaked with blood, chest pain, voice change, worsening shortness of breath, and recurrent pneumonia or bronchitis.

The low - dose CT lung cancer scan has been shown to improve survival by 20 percent according to The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Private insurance companies cover lung cancer screening for high - risk individuals. Medicare and Medicaid also cover lung cancer screening. In order to receive a lung cancer screening, you must have a doctor’s referral.

If you feel that you are at risk for lung cancer, call your doctor and say you are interested in a low-dose CT scan.