We provide FREE and Confidential HIV, HEP C, and STI Testing
Testing services are free, confidential, and offered to those who walk-in to our office without an appointment.
Chattanooga CARES uses a rapid 20-minute testing device called OraQuick. With a simple finger prick, you will receive your test results within 20 minutes.
Testing is performed during normal business hours. We ask that you come 30 minutes before closing to ensure there is enough time to receive your results.
For more information on HIV, click here
Rapid Hepatitis C
Chattanooga CARES uses OraQuick, rapid, tests. The test looks for the antibodies your body produces when it is fighting the Hepatitis C virus. You will have results within 20 minutes.
Testing is performed during normal business hours, no appointment is necessary.
For more information on Hepatitis C, click here
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Chattanooga CARES provides free and confidential testing for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis.
Results for these tests will be available within two weeks.
For more information on STIs, click here
Hours of Operation:
Monday & Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Know your results in 20 minutes.
Your results will be 100% confidential.
You don’t need an appointment!
Mobile Unit Testing
What if testing came to you? In addition to testing in our offices, Chattanooga CARES also utilizes a mobile testing unit. Now the convenience and confidential service of free HIV, HEP C, STIs testing by Chattanooga CARES may be in or near your neighborhood.
Not necessarily. Chattanooga CARES offers quality OraQuick HIV testing. Clients can choose the OraQuick oral fluid rapid test (mouth swab) or a simple finger stick (small drop of blood).
The OraQuick HIV rapid tests take 20 minutes to process. You should plan on being at the testing facility for 30 minutes.
Chattanooga CARES provides a private testing waiting room for privacy. Once you have entered the waiting room, the only people with whom you will be in contact are the Rapid Testing Specialists. All information discussed between you and your specialist is confidential.
With proper treatment, one can live a long and productive life with HIV. The staff at CARES will help you link to care and find all of the resources you need to live with HIV. Chattanooga CARES medical clinic (the Chattanooga Primary Care Center) offers primary care and HIV care to HIV-positive individuals. Financial assistance for medical treatment and prescriptions is available for those who qualify. A variety of other services are also available to our clients and their families.
In addition to testing at our office, CARES also has a mobile testing unit that travels into different neighborhoods. There are also organizations who partner with Chattanooga CARES to host testing events. For more information on these locations, click here.
Chattanooga CARES also offers free Hepatitis C and STI (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia) testing.