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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.

COVID-19 testing will be available by appointment Monday, May 11th Wednesday, May 13th and Friday, May 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call KCHD's Public Information Line to make an appointment at 865-215-5555 or toll-free at 888-288-6022.

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

You are asked to bring photo ID, if available. KCHD team members will collect nasal swab specimens and notify patients as soon as results are available. The timing of results is dependent upon the volume of samples received by the lab. While labs are working to increase turnaround time, results are typically available between three and five days. KCHD is utilizing a drive-through model for testing but has other options available if this model does not work for patients.

 All those tested will need to self-isolate at least until results are available, longer if the test is positive. When KCHD notifies a patient of their results, KCHD team members will provide guidance to the patient on next steps. In addition to offering free testing Monday through Friday, KCHD is also exploring testing events in different communities to further expand access to testing.

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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.

Kroger is partnering with the City of Pigeon Forge and Sevier County OEM to facilitate a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing opportunity on Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the parking lot of the Pigeon Forge Community Center (170 Community Center Drive).  You must schedule an appointment via Kroger Health’s online portal at www.krogerhealth.com/covidtesting. 

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.

Drive-through testing sites will also be available during the weekend of May 2-3. Those sites have not been posted yet but should be available here when they are available.

Saturday, May 2

William Blount High School, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

219 County Farm Road in Maryville

Fentress County Public Library, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

306 South Main St. in Jamestown

Sunday, May 3

Jacksboro Middle School, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

150 Eagle Circle in Jacksboro

The testing sites will be operated by Tennessee Department of Health nurses and Tennessee National Guard medics. They hope to get results out to those tested within 72 hours.

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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.”