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Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Harm Reduction and Syringe Services Programs (SSPs)

Harm Reduction and Syringe Services Programs (SSPs)

Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) provide comprehensive harm reduction services including providing free sterile needles, syringes, and other injection equipment; safe disposal containers; HIV and viral hepatitis testing and linkage to treatment; overdose prevention and education; referrals to substance use disorder treatment, medical providers, and social services; and HIV, STDs, and viral hepatitis prevention education.

The map below shows the counties and agencies where SSPs are located in Tennessee.

The table below provides contact and location information for each agency approved to operate an SSP in Tennessee. For more information, email


Tennessee Syringe Services Program (SSP) Locations

Agency Contact Information Operating Hours
A Betor Way  1571 Sycamore View Road Memphis, TN 38134 (901) 281-6468  Fri: 6PM-9PM
Cempa Community Care  4001 Rossville Blvd Chattanooga, TN 37407 (423) 834-7374 Mon-Thu: 8:30AM - 11:45AM / 12:30PM-4:30PM and Fri: 8:30AM -1:30PM
Cempa Community Care  615 N State of Franklin St Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 930-8337 ext 117  Mon–Fri: 8:30AM–4:30 PM *Closed 11:45-12:45 daily for lunch
Choice Health Network  1925 Ailor Ave Knoxville, TN 37921 (865) 208-7356  Mon/Wed: 9AM-4PM Tue: 12PM-4PM Thu: 9AM-6PM
Choice Health Network  2165 Cosby Highway Newport, TN 37821 (865) 208-7356  Tue: 1PM-3PM 
Live Free Claiborne 1216 Cedar Fork Rd. Tazewell, TN 37879  (423)-526-5655 Tue: 4PM-5:30PM
Memphis Area Prevention Coalition (MAPC)  28 N Claybrook St Memphis, TN 38104 (901) 417-1982  Wed: 1PM–3PM  
Memphis Area Prevention Coalition (MAPC)  3628 Summer Ave Memphis, TN 38122 (901) 417-1982   Wed: 6:30PM-8:30PM 
Partnership to End AIDS Status (PEAS) 6073 Mount Moriah Rd Suite 19 Memphis, TN 38115 (901) 315-3316 Mon-Thurs: 9:00AM - 11:00PM Fri: 9:00AM - 9:00PM 
Street Works 907 Gallatin Pike Madison, TN 37215 (615) 779-4840 Mon–Fri: 9:00AM–5:00PM
Street Works 101 Old Trail Court Nashville, TN 37207 (615) 779-4840 Call ahead for services

*SSP operating hours may be affected by COVID-19 response efforts. Contact agency for more information.