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 1571 Sycamore View Road, Memphis, TN 38134                        (901) 281-6468 Fri: 6PM–9PM
Cempa Community Care Fixed 4001 Rossville Blvd Chattanooga, TN 37403    (423) 226-2392 Click here for hours of operation
Cempa Community Care Fixed 407 New Enlewood Rd Athens,             TN 37303   (423) 781-6686 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
Live Free Claiborne Fixed 1216 Cedar Fork Rd. Tazewell,              TN 37879         423-526-5655 Tue: 4PM-5:30PM
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
Partnership to End AIDS Status (PEAS) Fixed 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 Fixed 1326B Rosa L. Parks Blvd Nashville,     TN 37208        (615) 779-4840 Mon–Fri: 9:00AM–5:00PM

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