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I. STD Directory in Chattanooga, TN

Showing 15 Testing Locations in Chattanooga
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  • fees
  • Appointments
Cempa Community Care

free / low cost
1042 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 265-2273
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday: 8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am To 2:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed Daily from 12:00pm To 12:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department

Homeless Health Care Center

free / low cost
730 E 11th St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 265-5708

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,7:30am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,7:30am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday,7:30am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,7:30am To 4:30pm
  • Friday,7:30am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Closed from 2pm-3pm on Wednesdays.
  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Cherokee Health Systems

free / low cost
5600 Brainerd Rd
Ste A4
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 266-4588

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Choice Health Network

free / low cost
1212 McCallie Ave
Ste 150
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 803-2580

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
1301 Dorchester Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
796 Ridgeway Ave
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
5120 Hwy 153
Hixson, TN 37343
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
6802 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
8034 E Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Erlanger Health System

Southside Community Health Center

free / low cost
3800 Tennessee Ave
Ste 124
Chattanooga, TN 37409
(423) 778-2700

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Erlanger Health System

Dodson Avenue Community Health Center

free / low cost
1200 Dodson Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 778-2800

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Fast Access Healthcare PLLC

free / low cost
2372 Lifestyle Way
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 894-0432
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Multiple sites -- Saturday Hours available at 2 main locations -- see the website or call 423-894-0432
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Primary Healthcare Centers

Rossville Clinic at Fairview

free / low cost
205 N Jenkins Rd
Rossville, GA 30741
(706) 866-5520
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,7:30am To 6:00pm
  • Tuesday,7:30am To 6:00pm
  • Wednesday,7:30am To 6:00pm
  • Thursday,7:30am To 6:00pm
  • Friday,7:30am To 5:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Riverfront Medicine DPC

free / low cost
901 Riverfront Pkwy
Ste 200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 541-1444
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 1:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: After hour appointments are available for DPC members.
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Tennessee Department of Health

Dickson County Health Department

free / low cost
301 W End Ave
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 446-2839

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Not available
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes

At-Home STD Testing

Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.

You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.

At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.

The three most pervasive STDs in Hamilton County, and its county seat, Chattanooga, are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. There were nearly 2.3 million STD cases diagnosed in the United States in 2017, an increase of more than 200,000 from 2016. Hamilton County’s diagnoses per 100,000 exceeded Tennessee’s rate by 39% and the nationwide rate by 47%.

Chlamydia

There were 1,922 chlamydia cases reported in Hamilton County in 2017. Its corresponding overall infection rate of 532 per 100,000 people surpassed Tennessee’s 523 and the nation’s 529 per 100,000.

The county’s highest incident rates were among non-Hispanic African Americans, with 1,602 cases, followed by 412 Hispanic and 260 non-Hispanic white cases.

The Tennessee STD 2017 Epidemiological Profile revealed that of the state’s total 35,088 chlamydia cases, the 23,347 attributed to females were nearly double those of males, who accounted for 11,738 statewide. Additionally, 20-24 year-olds ranked as the age group with the highest number of infections, with 13,644 reported cases.

Gonorrhea

With a total of 928 reported gonorrhea cases in 2017, Hamilton County’s equivalent of 257 per 100,000 surpassed Tennessee’s 185 and the nation’s 172. In fact, the disease saw a sharp increase over the previous five years at the local, state, and national levels.

Hamilton County’s number of gonorrhea cases rose 42% between 2013 and 2017, increasing from 181 to 257 per 100,000 people, respectively. Likewise, the state’s numbers expanded from 114 per 100,000 in 2013 to 185 in 2017, accounting for a 62% hike. While the U.S. gonorrhea rates also increased 62%, the nation’s numbers were lower overall per 100,000 people. They were documented as 105 in 2013 and 169 in 2017.

Gonorrhea Rate in Hamilton County, 2013-2017

Syphilis

Hamilton County documented 104 syphilis cases in 2017, combining the four stages of the disease referred to as primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary syphilis. This was a marked increase in cases from the 38 reported in 2013.

When calculated per 100,000 residents, infections in Hamilton County rose from 11 to 29, surpassing Tennessee’s rates of 15 and 22, respectively. The 20-24 age group accounted for the largest rate of infection at 26.2 per 100,000 statewide in 2017. However, the number of cases in 25-29 year-olds nearly tripled between 2013 and 2017, growing from 9.3 to 24.4 per 100,000.

According to Tennessee’s figures for 2017, men constituted 90% of the state’s primary and secondary syphilis cases, and the remaining 10% were attributed to women. The data is categorized according to sexual behaviors, with men who have sex with men accounting for 56% of the total.

Syphilis Number and Rate of Reported Cases in Tennessee and U.S., 2013-2017

It’s not uncommon for individuals infected with an STD to experience mild or no symptoms, which is why it’s especially important for sexually active adolescents and adults to get tested regularly. Left untreated, STDs can lead to serious health problems, including infertility and cancer. Hamilton County offers several free and low-cost clinic options for individuals without insurance.

III. Best STD Organizations in Chattanooga, TN

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most critical public health challenges facing the United States, with approximately 26 million new STD infections occurring every year. Nearly half of these new infections affect young people ages 15 to 24.

Community-based organizations are a vital first line of defense in the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular. They generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.

You may not be aware of all the STD resources in Chattanooga that can help prevent the spread of STDs. Get connected with these community organizations that are leading the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS with resources and support:

Dodson Avenue Community Health Center

As an affiliate of the Erlanger Community Health Center, Dodson offers a wide range of medical services, including primary and emergency care, preventative testing and treatments, behavioral health, and dental resources. The facility’s Express Care services include diagnostic testing and treatment for STD exposure. The clinic works with insured individuals and bills on a sliding fee scale for those who require free or low-cost care.

1200 Dodson Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37406
423-778-2800
Website

Homeless Health Care Center

The Homeless Health Care Center provides routine physical exams, diagnostics and treatment of chronic conditions, medications, and mental health evaluations and treatment. Its STD clinic conducts confidential examinations, testing, and treatment as well as educational programs for the area’s homeless population. As a federally funded program, the Center works with at-risk individuals. Its services are available to TennCare recipients for free and are provided at a nominal fee for the uninsured.

730 East 11th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
423-209-5800
Website

Hamilton County Health Department

The county Health Department’s STD clinic offers confidential testing and treatment services. Its lab work is sent to the facility’s regional laboratory. Additionally, the Department provides a wide range of multilingual educational materials and training opportunities. Individuals on TennCare are eligible for free services. Area residents who are uninsured receive testing services for $20.

921 East 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
423-209-8250
Website

Cempa Community Care

Cempa Community Care delivers support services and treatment prevention for individuals experiencing health disparities. With a primary focus on infectious diseases, Cempa offers its clients general primary care, diagnostic laboratory testing, health screenings, pharmaceutical services, consultations, and referrals. While payment for most services is based on a sliding fee scale, Cempa’s STD testing services are free and confidential.

1042 East 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
423-265-2273
Website

Choice Health Network

Choice Health Network is a community-focused operation that provides a broad spectrum of services, including transportation and food support, medical care, mental health counseling, pharmacy services, and HIV and STD testing and treatment. Its affordable resources range from free STD testing to reduced co-pays and deductibles, as well as assistance with finding additional treatment options.

1212 McCallie Avenue, Suite 150
Chattanooga, TN 37404
423-803-2580
Website

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