University Breast Center Services Available
University Breast Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center remains committed to our patients during this COVID-19 pandemic by working with community leaders, the Knox County Health Department and the CDC to provide the safest environment possible for patients and our team members.
All breast care services including screening mammograms and diagnostic services will be available for our patients beginning May 4, 2020 with some restrictions in place for everyone’s safety. Our team continues to provide quality care for our patients by implementing safety measures to proactively ensure our patients and team members remain safe and protected.
All patients with an appointment at University Breast Center will be screened at the entrance to the Cancer Institute by being asked about recent travel history, exposure or whether they have been tested for COVID-19, respiratory symptoms and fever greater than 100.0 degrees. Patients on the mobile mammography unit will be pre-screened prior to their appointment. Team members are also screened each morning upon arrival for any symptoms or fever. All patients and team members are required to wear a mask or facial covering while on campus or on the mobile mammography unit.
Social Distancing will be observed in the Cancer Institute, Breast Center, and mobile mammography unit for the protection of patients and team members. All mammography, dexa and ultrasound exam rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected following the completion of every exam to prepare for the next patient.
Visitors are not allowed at this time in the Breast Center or mobile mammography unit for screening visits unless the patient requires a caregiver to be present. No one under of 16 years of age is allowed in the Cancer Institute or hospital for the protection of the patients and team members.
Our team is committed to taking every precaution to protect our patients and team while providing quality, patient centered breast care.
Please call University Breast Center at (865) 305-9069 if you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming appointment.