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, STIs, 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 ssp.health@tn.gov.


Tennessee Syringe Services Program (SSP) Locations

Agency Type of Site Contact Information Operating Hours
A Betor Way Mobile 5829 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38134               (901) 281-6468 Fri: 6PM–9PM
Cempa Community Care Fixed 4001 Rossville Blvd Chattanooga, TN 37403        (423) 834-7374 Click here for hours of operation
Cempa Community Care Fixed 407 New Enlewood Rd        Athens, TN 37303                            (423) 834-7374 Click here for hours of operation
Cempa Community Care Fixed 615 N State of Franklin St Johnson City, TN 37604         (423) 930-8337 ext 117 Tue: 1PM-3PM Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: By appointment only
Choice Health Network Fixed 1925 Ailor Ave                  Knoxville, TN 37921                        (865) 208-7356 Mon, Wed, Thurs: 10AM-4PM *Appointment only
Choice Health Network Mobile 469 Roses Creek Rd        Clairfield, TN 37715                         (865) 208-7356 2nd Friday of each month: 11AM-1PM
Choice Health Network Mobile 825 Cosby Highway Newport, TN 37821                                    (865) 208-7356 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month: 1PM-3PM
Hellbender Harm Reduction Fixed 3317 N Broadway               Knoxville, TN 37917  Approved, but not yet operating
Live Free Claiborne Fixed 1216 Cedar Fork Rd        Tazewell, TN 37879                           423-526-5655 Tue: 4PM-5:30PM
Meharry Medical College Fixed

3414 Percy Priest Dr        Nashville, TN 37214                        (714) 812-5295

Approved, but not yet operating
Memphis Area Prevention Coalition (MAPC) Mobile 28 N Claybrook St Memphis,      TN 38104                                          (901) 417-1982 Wed: 1PM–3PM
Memphis Area Prevention Coalition (MAPC) Mobile 3628 Summer Ave Memphis,  TN 38122                                          (901) 417-1982 Wed: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Nashville CARES Fixed 633 Thompson Ln Nashville,   TN 37204                                          (615) 259-48866 Mon-Fri: 9AM-5PM
Partnership to Ends AIDS Status (PEAS) Mobile 6073 Mount Moriah Road              Memphis, TN 38115                        (901) 315-3316 Approved, but not yet  operating
2811 Clarke Road Memphis,    TN 38115                                         (901) 614-9906  Mon-Fri: 9AM-5PM
Street Works
1326B Rosa L. Parks Blvd Nashville, TN 37208                 (615) 779-4840 Mon–Fri: 8:30AM–4:30PM
TN Recovery Alliance
2554 East Magnolia Ave Knoxville, TN 37914                (865) 283-4822 Mon-Sat: 10AM-5PM
3874 Viscount Ave Ste 5 Memphis, TN 38118                (901) 748-5297 Mon-Fri: 9AM-5PM

 *SSP operating hours are subject to change. Please contact the agency for more information