The Knox County Health Department is temporarily expanding testing at its main location, 140 Dameron Avenue, to include all individuals seeking a test.

Previously, testing was offered at the health department for those who were uninsured with symptoms/exposure. Beginning Wednesday, free testing will be available at the health department for anyone regardless of insurance coverage, symptoms or exposure. KCHD continues to contract with EDP Biotech who is performing the testing.

“With such a high demand for COVID tests across our community, we are temporarily expanding our testing availability to provide another option for folks who are seeking a test,” said Co-Interim Senior Director and Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Parton. “Cases are continuing to increase across our community, and we know the demand for testing will rise as well. The best thing people can do is get vaccinated and stay home if you aren’t feeling well.”

Tests will be performed from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on a walk-in basis only. A high demand for tests is anticipated, so please be aware that that wait times may be long and lines could form outside the building.

For other providers’ testing locations across Knox County, including those that take appointments, visit KCHD’s testing page.