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About Testing

Our Choice Health Network medical clinic offers free HIV and Hepatitis C testing with results in just 20 minutes. We also offer free STI/STD testing* for anyone that is a Choice Health Network PrEP participant.

*STI/STD testing is not yet available at our Chattanooga location.

To get tested, or if you have any questions, please call (865) 525-1540.

Walk-in testing for HIV and hepatitis C at our Knoxville and Chattanooga offices is available Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Common FAQs

What happens when I get tested?
  • We currently only test for HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV).
  • Testing appointments take approximately 30 minutes (results come back in 20 minutes).
  • The rapid tests are a fingerstick and require a drop of blood.
  • Rapid HIV tests show if you have antibodies – these appear within 3-4 weeks from exposure.
  • Rapid HCV tests show if you have antibodies, which appear if you’ve ever been exposed to. Some people cure Hepatitis C on their own, so if you test positive on the rapid test you will need a blood draw to confirm your viral levels.
What happens if I test positive for HIV?
  • Getting an HIV diagnosis can be life-changing, but today, HIV is extremely treatable.
  • The first thing that happens if you test positive is a second fingerstick to confirm your status. After that, you’ll meet with a medical case manager who will help you navigate services and set you up with an appointment for HIV medication.
  • PL & CHN can provide many resources for people living with HIV, including medical care, food, housing, and transportation assistance, and more.
What happens if I test positive for HCV?
  • HCV can be cured in a few months with a simple pill regimen that is more effective and has fewer side effects than medication used in the past.
  • The PL & CHN team will connect you with confirmatory testing to determine if you have the Hepatitis C virus, as well as a treatment provider if needed.

Schedule a Free Test

Please submit the form below and a Choice Health Network representative will contact you shortly to schedule your free test.

The State of Tennessee’s decision to not accept federal funding for HIV prevention services came as a surprise to us and similar organizations. While we remain hopeful for a resolution, as things stand now, our contract to provide these services will end May 31, 2023. Our team is exploring ways to ensure that these important services will remain available in our community and will keep you apprised of those efforts.

Ryan White and HOPWA services, along with our medical clinic, are not affected by this decision.

In late 2022, Positively Living/Choice Health Network was named an HIV/AIDS Center of Excellence – validating the quality of care we provide the community. All of our services continue uninterrupted, and our locations across the state are open.

Thank you for trusting us with your care. Together, we will keep working toward a future of health, equity and hope.