Mammogram screening Sept 18

CHI Memorial’s health coach will be at Primary Health Care of Rossville on Sept. 18 for mammography screenings. / Contributed

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at Primary Health Care of Rossville on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All women should have one screening mammogram between the ages of 35-40. After age 40, a screening mammogram is recommended every year. 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 need to bring their insurance card and a photo ID, such as a driver’s license. Insurance will be filed for them. Those 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 under-insured women with breast and cervical screenings. If an abnormality is discovered, the diagnostic work up is covered and a financial plan is provided for any follow-up care.

Women being screened need to know their doctor’s first and last name.

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

What: Mammography screenings

When: Tuesday, Sept. 18

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Primary Health Care of Rossville

205 Jenkins Road, Rossville, Ga.