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Cempa Community Care Extends Free COVID-19 Testing At One Permanent Location, Reintroduces Mobile Popup Site Testing

When the calendar flips to Dec. 1, Cempa Community Care will continue partnering with Alleo Health System to offer free weekday COVID-19 testing, while simultaneously reintroducing popup COVID-19 testing at various sites across Chattanooga. “We have been blessed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to work with some incredible partner organizations to provide safe and reliable testing…

COVID-19 Updates

National Rural Health Day: Chattanooga’s surrounding counties struggling through pandemic

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — November 19 is National Rural Health Day. It’s an opportunity to highlight the unique healthcare challenges that people in rural communities face—especially now–and recognize the efforts of rural healthcare providers. Cempa Community Care has had a fully-functioning mobile care unit for about a year. It’s equipped to provide testing and treatment to rural…

Health Education

Facing the Challenges of Health Literacy in the Latinx Community

November is recognized as National Health Literacy Month. The month is designed to draw attention to the importance of health literacy and barriers that people face when accessing or understanding health information. What is health literacy? According to the Health Resources & Services Administration, “health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity…

Health Education HIV

Living with HIV and Aging Awareness

On September 18, Cempa Community Care joins people and organizations around the world in recognizing National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. This day highlights the many complex issues related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment for aging populations living in the United States. People living with HIV/AIDS who are older than 50 face many complications.…

COVID-19 Updates

Cempa Will Offer Permanent COVID-19 Testing Sites

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Cempa Community Care is operating permanent Covid-19 testing sites beginning this week. The two sites will be held at Alleo Health on Oakwood Drive and La Paz Chattanooga on Bailey Avenue. The permanent testing site hours will be expanded from Monday through Friday starting next week. Cory Howard tells us “This week…

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