The CHI Memorial mobile health bus aims to reduce barriers women face in getting mammograms. (Photo: MaryEllen Locher Breast Center)

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at Homeless Health Care Center Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All women should have one screening mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40.

After age 40, a screening mammogram is recommended every year.

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Any woman who meets these age guidelines and has not had a mammogram in the past 12 months may participate, with or without insurance.

Those with insurance should bring an insurance card and photo ID.

Women without insurance may qualify for financial assistance.

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center receives grant funds from Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to provide women with education about and access to breast health services.

Partnerships with Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program and the Susan G. Komen Foundation provide eligible uninsured and underinsured women with breast and cervical screenings.

If an abnormality is discovered, the diagnostic workup is covered, and a financial plan is provided for any follow-up care.

Women need to know their doctors’ first and last names.

To schedule a screening, call 423-495-4040 or 866-591-2254.

The Homeless Health Care Center is located at 730 E. 11th St.

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