Knox County Tennessee

Communicable Disease Control Clinic

KCHD's Communicable Disease Control (CDC) Clinic focuses on preventing the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and other communicable diseases in the community through testing and treatment of common STIs including:

One of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of STIs is through contact tracing. Our Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) team informs people who may have been exposed to an STI of their need to visit the clinic for testing and possible treatment. The CDC Clinic partners with our Tuberculosis Program and Center of Excellence Clinic for treatment of TB and HIV. All services are confidential, and we offer a safe, personal and comfortable place for our community to get the services they need.

*Genital Herpes testing is only completed for active symptoms. Blood tests are not available through the clinic.
**TB testing for employment or school purposes is not available through the clinic. TB testing for school purposes is available at our West Clinic location. Please call 865-215-5950 for more information.
***Lice checks are available for adults only.

Clinic Hours and Location

The CDC Clinic is a walk-in clinic. We are open at the main health department location from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. every weekday with extended hours to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. You may also receive most STI services at our West Clinic location.

For more information, call the CDC Clinic at 865-215-5370.

Have Questions?
Call: 865-215-5555

Need to report a public
health emergency?

Call 865-215-5093

On the first Wednesday of every month, all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

Clinics will also open at 10:30 a.m. (Main location) and 11 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays: April 17 and July 17. All other offices will open at 8 a.m.