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Mobile health coach providing mammograms in Meigs County

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CHI Memorial's mobile health coach is providing mammograms in partnership with the Meigs County Health Department on Friday, November 18 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The screenings will take place at the Piggly Wiggly in Decatur. The address is 17619 Highway 58 N.

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.

For those with insurance, you must bring your insurance card and a photo ID, such as a driver’s license. Insurance will be filed for you.  If you do not have insurance, you may qualify for financial assistance.  The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center receives grants and partners with Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program to provide eligible uninsured and under-insured women with breast and cervical screenings.  If an abnormality is discovered, the diagnostic work up is covered.

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

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