Free STD Testing in Nashville, TN

STD infection rates are on the rise nationally, and the recently released 2018 Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report from the CDC shows particularly high rates in some areas of Tennessee. The state ranks 11th for gonorrhea, 17th for chlamydia, and 22nd for syphilis. In Davidson County, which includes the Nashville area, rates of chlamydia are high at 659.3 per 100,000 residents (using 2016 data), which is much higher than the statewide rate of 489.4.

Key Points

  • 1 Davidson County ranked ninth statewide for chlamydia rates with 4,476 recorded cases in 2016.
  • 2 Chlamydia rates increased more than 48% between 2009-2018, according to data provided by the CDC and the Tennessee STD Epidemiological Profile 2018.
  • 3 Davidson County was responsible for 12.8% or 1,882 of the state’s 14,666 cases of gonorrhea in 2018.
  • 4 Between 2017 and 2018, syphilis infections increased by more than 69% in Davidson County.

Published March 20, 2020
Written by STDTesting.org Editorial Staff

The overall trends in Davidson County, TN, which includes Nashville, show increasingly high rates for the city’s three most common STDs — chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

Chlamydia

The reported cases of chlamydia have increased dramatically since the low rate of 360.7 in 2001 — the first year in which data was available in Davidson County. In 2018, the infection rate per 100,000 residents was 777.2, which is more than double the lowest recorded rate. In raw numbers, there were 2,086 cases in 2001 and 5,383 cases in 2018. While the rate of infection in Davidson County is low compared to Madison County (959 per 100,000 residents), Davidson is second only to Shelby County for the total number of reported cases.

Cases of Chlamydia in Davidson County, Reported Years

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea rates have fluctuated dramatically from year to year in Davidson County. For example, in 2003, the infection rate was 253.7, and it dropped to just 204.4 in 2004. More recently, rates hit 272 in 2016, falling to 239.6 in 2017 and rising back up to 271.7 in 2018. While the rate remains slightly below the 2017 high, the number of cases is up, hitting 1,882 in 2018 — eight more cases than in 2016. Since the low of 871 cases in 2009, infection numbers have increased by more than 116%.

Syphilis

While syphilis was almost entirely eradicated in the United States in the early 2000s, it has recently resurfaced. Over the past five years, rates in Tennessee increased from a state average of 14.9 in 2014 to 25.7 in 2018. Davidson County and the Nashville area report even higher rates of infection, with a rate that reached 57.6 in 2018 — 124.1% higher than the state infection rate per 100,000.

Cases of Syphilis in Tennessee, 2014-2018

Many STDs may not have symptoms immediately after infection, but the lack of symptoms doesn’t mean there are no effects. With long-term exposure, patients may experience organ damage and infertility. The only way to be sure about your status is with comprehensive STD testing. Even if you think your risk factors are low, a negative test is the best way to ensure reproductive and sexual health. 

STD Testing Locations in Nashville, TN

Showing 21 Testing Locations in Nashville

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CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost

426 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

(866) 389-2727
Website

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  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
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  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
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  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
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  • Appointment Required?
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CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost

3801 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215

(866) 389-2727
Website

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CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost

735 Harding Pl
Nashville, TN 37211

(866) 389-2727
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CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost

1200 Gallatin Pike S
Madison, TN 37115

(866) 389-2727
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  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost

Organization Address:
330 Franklin Rd Ste 302
Brentwood, TN 37027

(866) 389-2727
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  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost

7112 Hwy 70 S
Nashville, TN 37221

(866) 389-2727
Website

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  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Direct Primary Care by Dr Dorrego

2290 Rosa Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228

(615) 823-4434
[email protected]
Website

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  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
East Nashville Family Medicine

free / low cost

801 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206

(615) 469-5555
[email protected]
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  • Yes
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center Incorporated

Nashville Clinic

free / low cost

1035 14th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

(615) 327-9400
[email protected]
Website

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  • Notes: Note: Closes on the 3rd Friday of each moth at 1pm for staff training
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  • Sliding Scale
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  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Metro Public Health Department

Lentz Public Health Center

free / low cost

2500 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

(615) 340-5616
Website

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  • HPV Vaccine
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  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Metropolitan Interdenominational Church

First Response Center

free / low cost

1223 9th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

(615) 321-9791
[email protected]
Website

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  • Free HIV Testing
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  • No Fee
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  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
My House Center for Gay and Bisexual Men

free / low cost

442 Metroplex Dr
Bldg D
Nashville, TN 37211

(615) 499-7502
[email protected]
Website

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  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
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  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
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  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Nashville CARES

free / low cost

633 Thomson Ln
Nashville, TN 37204

(615) 259-4866
[email protected]
Website

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  • Notes: Walk-in HIV testing available or appts. can be made.
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  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis B Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
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  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Neighborhood Health

Downtown Clinic for the Homeless

free / low cost

526 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 620-8647
Website

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  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
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  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
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  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Neighborhood Health

Cayce Place Family Clinic

free / low cost

617 S 8th St
Nashville, TN 37206

(615) 227-3000
Website

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  • Notes: Walk-ins welcome for HIV testing.
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
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  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North

Nashville Health Center

free / low cost

412 Dr DB Todd Jr Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203

(866) 711-1717
[email protected]
Website

  • Hours of Operation
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  • Notes: Note: Saturday hours may vary. Please call 866.711.1717 to confirm the hours
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
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  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
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  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Rod Bragg Music City Prep Clinic

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  • No
Street Works

free / low cost

1215 9th Ave
Ste 202
Nashville, TN 37208

(615) 259-7676
Website

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  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
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  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
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  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Vanderbilt Health

Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic

free / low cost

719 Thompson Ln
One Hundred Oaks Ste 37189
Nashville, TN 37204

(615) 875-5111
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 4:00pm
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
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  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program

free / low cost

1161 21st Ave S
A2200 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232

(615) 322-4673
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 4:30pm
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  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
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  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Women On Maintaining Education and Nutrition

free / low cost

417 Welshwood Dr
Ste 303
Nashville, TN 37211

(615) 256-3882
[email protected]
Website

  • Hours of Operation
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  • Free HIV Testing
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  • Yes


STD Resources in Nashville, TN

Planned Parenthood – Nashville Health Center

Planned Parenthood offers STD testing and treatment at Nashville Health Center. Testing covers a range of possible infections, including bacterial vaginosis, genital warts, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, and herpes. This center also provides transmission prevention options such as condoms and HPV vaccines, along with education on how and when to use these methods. Planned Parenthood accepts insurance, including Medicaid, and appointments can be scheduled online. For those without insurance, pricing information is available by calling 866-711-1717.

412 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37203
866-711-1717
plannedparenthood.org

Sexual Health Center

Operated by Nashville Public Health, the Sexual Health Center offers a variety of testing, treatment, and counseling options for those who may have contracted an STD. In addition to testing for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, this health center also provides partner contact services to notify those who may have been exposed, helping to reduce and control the spread of disease. To schedule an appointment, call 615-340-5647, Monday and Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Tuesdays, the clinic is open until 6 p.m. Walk-ins may be seen based on staffing availability.

Lentz Public Health Center
2500 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 110
Nashville, TN 37209
Multiple Nashville locations
615-340-5647
nashville.gov

PrEP Clinic at the Sexual Health Center

Nashville Public Health’s Sexual Health Center also operates a PrEP clinic that provides pre-exposure prophylaxis prescriptions to those at high risk of contracting HIV in addition to standard STD screenings. While insurance information may be requested, all clinic patients pay a $10 co-pay for screenings and appointments. The staff also work to ensure the affordability of prescriptions through a patient assistance program, helping to reduce the out-of-pocket costs to something more manageable than the $3,000 to $4,000 per month estimated cost of PrEP prescription drugs. Walk-ins who arrive before 2:30 p.m. on a weekday may be seen, depending on availability.

Lentz Public Health Center
2500 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 110
Nashville, TN 37209
615-340-5647
nashville.gov

Street Works

Street Works is a nonprofit organization that offers community outreach designed to educate individuals about the risks and prevention of STDs, with a focus on HIV. It regularly schedules mobile, community-wide HIV awareness events and offers immediate testing at the location. Working with a variety of community partners such as barbershops, nail salons, retail shops, and clinics, Street Works passes out free prevention and safer sex kits that include condoms. 

1225 9th Avenue North 
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 259-7676
streetworks.org

Nashville Cares

For those concerned about possible HIV exposure, Nashville Cares offers walk-in testing that takes about 20 minutes for an initial result. Those who test positive get counseling on managing their disease and case management services to help determine the services a particular patient may need. Nashville Cares offers all of its services regardless of patients’ financial status. The clinic is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Couples testing is by appointment only. 

633 Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN 37204
1-800-845-4266
nashvillecares.org

Cempa Community Care

Cempa Community Care offers free testing for HIV, Hep C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Both Hep C and HIV test results are available within 20 minutes, while it may take up to two weeks to get results for other STDs. Walk-ins are welcome during clinic hours, which run from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8 a.m.. until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Fridays. Counseling is available before and after testing, along with educational services, general health care services, and access to support groups.1042 East 3rd Street, Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Multiple Nashville locations
423-265-2273
cempa.org