Here's where you can get free COVID-19 testing in Hamilton County

A medical healthcare worker drops a specimen collection into a container after testing a motorist for COVID-19 at a community testing site in the parking lot of La Flor de Jalisco #2 in Gainesville, Ga., Friday, May 15, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
A medical healthcare worker drops a specimen collection into a container after testing a motorist for COVID-19 at a community testing site in the parking lot of La Flor de Jalisco #2 in Gainesville, Ga., Friday, May 15, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The Hamilton County Health Department and community partners have numerous opportunities for free COVID-19 testing across the county in the coming days and weeks.

The health department continues to operate its drive-thru testing site on Bonnyshire Drive, and others have joined to support community testing daily and at additional pop-up events across the county.

These sites only test for current COVID-19 infection, not COVID-19 antibodies that would signal a past infection.

* Hamilton County Health Department drive-thru testing site

7460 Bonnyshire Drive, Chattanooga, TN, 37416

Monday – Friday, 9-10:30 a.m.

Open to the public without an appointment (maximum 125 tests per day).

Call the COVID-19 hotline at 423-209-8383 for questions.

* Homeless Healthcare Center (Hamilton County Health Department campus on 11th Street)

Daily 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for homeless/transient clients. Details: 423-209-5800

Clinica Medicos – 1300 E. 23rd St.

Open for drive-thru and walk-up testing daily. Please call 423-760-4000 to make an appointment.

More information: clinicamedicos.org

* Cempa Community Care Mobile Testing Site

For more information, call: 423-265-2273

cempa.org/latest-news

* Erlanger Community Health Centers

Premiere Community Health Center: 251 N. Lyerly St., Suite 300, 37404

Dodson Avenue Community Health Center: 1200 Dodson Ave., 37406

Southside Community Health Center: 3800 Tennessee Ave., Suite 124, 37409

* Partnership sites

The Hamilton County Health Department partners with various organizations to offer the following "pop-up" community COVID-19 testing events across Hamilton County:

Tuesday, May 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Eastwood Manor

Partnering Organizations: UTC School Of Nursing

Wednesday, May 20

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Avondale YFD Center

No appointment needed.

Partnering Organization: CEMPA

12:30-3:30 pm

Homeless Healthcare Center (Hamilton County Health Department campus on 11th Street)

Walk-up for homeless/transient. No appointment needed.

Wednesday, May 20, through Friday, May 22

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Parking lot of Camp Jordan Park, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge, TN

Scheduling an appointment via krogerhealth.com/covidtesting is required to receive a test.

Partnering organizations: Kroger, City of East Ridge, Cherokee Health Systems

Thursday, May 21

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Whiteside Faith Manor

No appointment needed

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Emma Wheeler Homes

East Lake Courts

Partnering Organizations: UTC School Of Nursing

Friday, May 22

1-3 p.m.

Riverview

Partnering Organization: UTC School Of Nursing/CHI Memorial

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

College Hill Courts at James A. Henry School Gym

Greenwood Terrace at Community Room on Dee Drive

Residents from Missionary Heights, Fairmount Apartments, Cromwell Hills Apartments, Woodside Apartments, Glenwood North and East are all invited to get tested at Greenwood Terrace. Walk-up and drive-thru.

Partnering Organizations: UTC School Of Nursing/CHI Memorial

Wednesday, May 27

9-11:30 a.m.

Homeless Healthcare Center (Hamilton County Health Department campus on 11th Street)

Walk-up for homeless and transient people (no appointment needed).

For future testing schedules, visit the Hamilton County Health Department's new webpage that details free COVID-19 community testing sites and events: bit.ly/hamcotestsites.