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, February 4, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Open Lung Screening Day,  2115 East 3rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404


  • Friday, January 28, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Rossville Clinic at Fairview, 205 Jenkins Road, Rossville, GA 30741
  • Thursday, February 10, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lowe’s, 2215 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
  • Monday, February 14, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Primary Healthcare Centers - Trenton, 13570 N Main St, Trenton, GA 30752


  • Tuesday, February 1, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Access Medical Care of Monroe County, 4233 US-411, Madisonville, TN 37354
  • Wednesday, February 2, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bradley Polk Walk-in Clinic, 119 Whitewater Dr. Ocoee, TN 37361
  • Friday, February 11, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., YMCA Cleveland, 220 Urbane Rd NE, Cleveland, TN 37312


  • Wednesday, January 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (CST), Citizens Tri-County Bank, 711 Main St., Palmer, TN 37365
  • Monday, January 31, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice - Spring City, 225 Clinton Avenue, Spring City, TN 37381
  • Monday, February 7, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine - Signal Mountain, 1238 Taft Highway, Signal Mountain, TN 37377
  • Wednesday, February 9, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (CST), Bledsoe County Primary Care Center, 3625 Main St. Pikeville, TN 37367
  • Wednesday, February 16, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Piggly Wiggly, 17619 TN-58, Decatur, TN 37322



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.