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 17 counties in Tennessee and eight counties in North Georgia. 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

  • Saturday, November 12, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hixson YMCA, 4138 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, TN 37415
  • Thursday, November 17. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 2115 East 3rd Street (Across from University Surgical Associates), Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Friday, November 18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Alice Blue Boutique, 100 Hixson Pike #112, Chattanooga, TN 37405
  • Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Alice Blue Boutique, 100 Hixson Pike #112, Chattanooga, TN 37405
  • Tuesday, November 22, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., TVFCU, 125 W 20th St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • Wednesday, November 23, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Community Health, 3905 Hixson Pike Ste 103, Chattanooga, TN 37415
  • Wednesday, November 30, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hamilton Place - YMCA, 7430 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
  • Friday, December 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 2115 East 3rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • Saturday, December 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., The World's Church of the Living God Community Health Event, 2110 Glass St, Chattanooga, TN 37406
  • Monday, December 12, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., YMCA, 4138 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, TN 37415
 
  • Monday, November 21, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Big Lots, 558 Battlefield Pkwy, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
  • Thursday, December 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lowe's- 2215 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
  • Friday, December 9, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Trenton - Primary Healthcare Center, 13570 N Main St., Trenton, GA 30752
  • Wednesday, December 14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lowe's, 1212 Cleveland Hwy, Dalton, GA 30721
  • Friday, December 30, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Big Lots, 2009 Old Lafayette Rd, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
 
  • Tuesday, November 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Free Medical Clinic, 116 East Division Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Wednesday, November 16, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Piggly Wiggly, 17619 TN-58, Decatur, TN 37322
  • Friday, November 11, 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.,  Remote Area Medical Clinic, 900 Clingan Ridge Dr NW, Cleveland, TN 37312
  • Tuesday, December 6, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., East Polk Public Library 136 Main St, Ducktown, TN 37326
  • Tuesday, December 6, 1:30 – 3 p.m., Benton Family Healthcare Center- 6784 Highway 411, Benton, TN 37307
  • Thursday, December 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1291 E. Madison Avenue, Athens, TN 37303
  • Monday, December 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 6800 Harrison Park Drive, Harrison TN 37341
  • Wednesday, December 21, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., YMCA, 220 Urbane Road NE, Cleveland, TN 37312
  • Monday, November 14, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lowe’s, 3535 Rhea County Hwy, Dayton, TN 37321
  • Tuesday, November 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 210 Walmart Drive, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
  • Wednesday, December 7, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Walmart, 16773 Rankin Avenue, Dunlap, TN 37327
  • Tuesday, December 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Crab Orchard Christian Church, 217 Wheeler Lane, Crab Orchard, TN 37723
  • Tuesday, December 20, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Pikeville Bledsoe County Primary Health Center, 3625 Main Street, Pikeville, TN 37367
  • Thursday, December 22, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lowe's, 2211 N Jackson St., Tullahoma, TN 37388
  • Friday, December 23, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 210 Walmart Drive, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
  • Tuesday, December 27, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Grundy County Primary Health Center, 10120 SR 56, Coalmont, TN 37313
  • Wednesday, December 28, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 225 Clinton Avenue, Spring City, TN 37381

Register


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.