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COVID-19 Testing provided by Knox County Health Department

Free COVID-19 testing will continue this week, but NOT at the Knox County Health Department location. Testing will take place AT THE BROADWAY VACCINE CLINIC, which was the old Food City (4216 North Broadway). We will continue testing for COVID-19 Thursday, April 15 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Please remember, there are other COVID-19 testing opportunities available in Knox County. Scroll down to view additional testing options.

All phases are now eligible to be vaccinated. You must be 16 years of age or older to sign up. 

For more information on the COVID vaccine, please visit

As a reminder, please continue to follow the 5 Core Actions, even as the vaccine starts being distributed. KCHD has created a webpage providing guidance and recommendations on how to stay connected during COVID-19 here.

While we will continue to test until 3 p.m. on Thursday this week, we may need to cut the line prior to 3 p.m. in order to process the tests and get them to the lab in a timely manner. We ask for patience as we expect there will consistently be long lines. Testing is free, and we are not collecting insurance. We recommend that children be seen by their primary care physician (PCP), but we will attempt to test children of all ages. If they are not cooperative, we will refer them to their PCP.

For more information, please call KCHD's Public Information Line at 865-215-5555 or toll-free at 888-288-6022. The information line is available from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday. (Starting 3.29.21)

*They will be closed on Friday, April 2 in observation of the holiday.