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Want to get tested for COVID-19 in East TN, even without symptoms? Here's where to go

The State of Tennessee has expanded free testing for COVID-19 to people who aren't experiencing symptoms

With Tennessee leaders allowing businesses to reopen across the state, expanded and easier testing is more now critical than ever.

Knox County

The Knox County Health Department announced a location change for testing for the week of Aug. 24-28. Testing will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Knox County Halls Senior Center at 4405 Crippen Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to a prior reservation at the Jacobs Building. The location and testing schedule is expected to return to normal the following week.

The Knox Co. Health Dept. is doing free COVID-19 at the Jacobs Building in Chilhowee Park on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There may be days when testing cannot occur because of a prior booking in the space, and KCHD will communicate if that happens.

At times, the line may be cut prior to 3 p.m. to ensure staff members have time to process the tests and get them to the lab.

Tuesdays and Thursdays will be reserved for targeted testing events. 

Testing is free, but insured individuals must bring their insurance card. We recommend that children be seen by their primary care physician (PCP), but we will attempt to test all age children. If they are not cooperative, we will refer them to their PCP. 

For more information, please call KCHD's Public Information Line at 865-215-5555 or toll-free at 888-288-6022. The information line is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday.

You can also look at this map to see other locations that offer testing in Knox County.

Anderson County

Free testing is available at the Anderson County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 710 North Main Street, Suite A in Clinton.

Blount County

Free testing is taking place at the Blount County Health Department from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Located at 301 McGhee St. in Maryville.

Campbell County

Free testing is available at the Campbell County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 162 Sharp-Perkins Road in Jacksboro.

Claiborne County

Free testing at the Claiborne Co. Health Dept., located at 620 David Dr. in New Tazewell. Monday-Friday by appointment by calling 423-626-4291. 

Cocke County

Free testing is available at the Cocke County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 430 College Street in Newport.

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Cumberland County

Free testing is available at the Cumberland County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1503 South Main Street in Crossville.

Fentress County

Free testing is available at the Fentress County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 240 Colonial Circle, Suite A in Jamestown.

Grainger County

Free testing is available at the Grainger County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 185 Justice Center Drive in Rutledge.

Hamblen County

Free testing is available at the Hamblen County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 331 West Main Street in Morristown.

Jefferson County

Free testing is available at the Jefferson County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 931 Industrial Park Road, Suite 200 in Dandridge.

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Loudon County

Free testing is available at the Loudon County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 600 Rayder Avenue in Loudon.

Monroe County

Free testing is available at the Monroe County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 3469 New Highway 68 in Madisonville.

Morgan County

Free testing is available at the Morgan County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1103 Knoxville Highway in Wartburg.

Roane County

Free testing is available at the Roane County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1362 North Gateway Avenue in Rockwood.

Scott County

Free testing is available at the Scott County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 344 Court Street in Huntsville.

Sevier County

Free testing is available at the Sevier County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 719 Middle Creek Rd in Sevierville.

Union County

Free testing at the Union Co. Health Dept., located at 4335 Maynardville Hwy. in Maynardville. Monday-Friday by appointment by calling 423-992-3867.

Other locations

Free testing is available at all county health departments in the East Region. Call your local health department for more details.

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“Until there is a vaccine for COVID-19, quickly detecting this illness, isolating if ill and practicing social distancing are the most powerful tools we have to stop the spread and help our state return to work,” said Piercey. “I encourage every Tennessean to remember: ‘when in doubt, get a test’ as we work to identify COVID-19 cases and keep our neighbors safe.”