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I. STD Testing in Chattanooga, TN

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Don’t wait to get tested if you think you’ve been exposed to an STD or are unsure if symptoms like abdominal pain, itching, or discharge might be a sexually transmitted infection.

STDs are on the rise across the country, and in Tennessee, there is a greater prevalence of common sexually transmitted infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) STD Surveillance State Ranking report, Tennessee is No. 12 for chlamydia, No. 10 for gonorrhea, No. 21 for syphilis, and No. 27 for congenital syphilis.

There are resources in Chattanooga that offer STD testing and treatment. Cempa Community Care offers services on a sliding fee scale, as does Dodson Avenue Community Health Center. Homeless Health Center works with at-risk individuals, and Hamilton County Health Department offers STD screening for $20 if you are uninsured and for free if you are on TennCare.

II. Find an STD Testing Location in Chattanooga, TN

Showing 15 Testing Locations in Chattanooga
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  • 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: -: - -:
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Friday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Friday,7:30am To 5:30pm
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  • 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
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  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 1:00pm
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  • 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.

III. STD Testing Options in Chattanooga, TN

Choose the STD testing option you’re most comfortable with:

  • Private clinic: Your primary care physician or OB-GYN can order STD tests.
  • Local lab: Some labs offer direct testing without a doctor’s orders.
  • Community clinic: A community clinic, such as city or county clinics, or nonprofit organizations may offer STD testing. Some offer STD tests for free or low cost.

At home: You can test for STDs at home using a kit and send your sample to a lab for analysis.

When Should I Get Tested for STDs?

If you think you might have an STD, it’s best to get tested. STDs don’t go away if you ignore them; they’ll just get worse and could grow into more serious health consequences. If left untreated, some STDs can lead to issues like infertility and more serious infections. You can also spread STDs to sexual partners if you have an untreated infection. Ask your health care provider for STD testing recommendations or follow CDC recommendations for STD testing.

What Will Be Tested in an STD Panel?

You can request specific STD tests or a full panel. An STD clinic can recommend tests based on your sexual health and symptoms. A routine STD panel may include:

A full-panel STD test adds:

How Much Will STD Testing Cost in Chattanooga, TN?

The cost of an STD test will vary by location and test type. Some clinics, usually community or nonprofit clinics, offer free or low-cost testing. Labs, clinics, and at-home testing companies may accept insurance to cover or lower your cost of testing. Lab testing fees range from $8 to $150. At home tests cost between $35 and $175 per test.

Do I Need an Appointment for Testing in Chattanooga, TN?

Appointment policies vary by location, so call ahead or check the clinic website before you head in for a test. Some clinics or testing centers accept walk-ins or have same-day or next-day appointments.

How Fast Will I Get My Test Results in Chattanooga, TN?

Your STD test results time will depend on the test. Some clinics offer rapid HIV testing, which can offer results in less than 30 minutes. Bacterial STD testing (chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis) takes several days to get results, while viral STD testing (HPV, herpes, or HIV) results can take just one to two days.

IV. Community STD Testing Centers in Chattanooga, TN

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Community-based STD testing organizations generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.

If you’re concerned about visiting your regular doctor or can’t afford the cost of private testing, a community testing center may be able to help. While community testing centers may charge a fee for STD testing, it’s common to find free or low-cost testing from these resources:

 

 

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, preventive 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 if you require free or low-cost care.

1200 Dodson Ave., 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, treatment, and educational programs for the area’s homeless population. As a federally funded program, the Center works with at-risk individuals. If you receive TennCare, you can get services for free. And, if you do not have insurance, The Homeless Health Care Center offers STD testing and treatment for a nominal fee.

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. If you are on TennCare, you are eligible for free services. And if you do not have health insurance, you can receive STD screening for $20.

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

Cempa Community Care

If you are experiencing difficulty accessing health care services for any reason, Cempa Community Care delivers support services for prevention and treatment. With a primary focus on infectious diseases, Cempa offers 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 and assistance with finding additional treatment options. The health network is headquartered in Knoxville, with locations in Memphis, Upper Cumberland, and Chattanooga.

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