Cempa Community Care Extends Free COVID-19 Testing At One Permanent Location, Reintroduces Mobile Popup Site Testing
Friday, November 27, 2020
When the calendar flips to Dec. 1, Cempa Community Care will continue partnering with Alleo Health System to offer free weekday COVID-19 testing, while simultaneously reintroducing popup COVID-19 testing at various sites across Chattanooga.
“We have been blessed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to work with some incredible partner organizations to provide safe and reliable testing to thousands of people across the Greater Chattanooga area,” said Cempa Community Care CEO Shannon Stephenson.
“As positive case numbers increase and more people need access to testing, we are happy to continue our efforts with Alleo Health System providing a permanent testing site, while also reintroducing our mobile testing efforts that proved so valuable at the pandemic’s outset.”
The extension of weekday testing at Alleo Health System and the redeployment of the Cempa Mobile Unit coincides with the discontinuation of regular COVID-19 testing at La Paz Chattanooga. Since this past spring, Cempa and its various partners have provided nearly 5,000 free tests across Chattanooga, as well as in Bradley and Rhea Counties.
Testing Site Information:
Alleo Health System: 4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, Tn. 37416. Will offer testing Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cempa Mobile Unit: Mobile popup sites will be announced regularly and those dates, times, and specific locations will be updated at https://www.cempa.org/events/list/.
Testing is available to the general public without a physician referral and will be provided at no out-of-pocket cost. If a patient has insurance, testing site workers will document that information and bill for the services rendered.