Cempa Community Care @ The ETSU ID Clinic

615 N State of Franklin Rd Johnson City, Tennessee, 37604

423-930-8337Website Link


Syringe Trade & Education Program, known as STEP TN, is a harm reduction and education program for injection drug users developed by Cempa Community Care. STEP TN is designed to reduce the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C, and other blood-born infections, as well as, provide safe disposal of needles and syringes.

Harm Reduction Program Services Provided Syringe services program/needle exchange (SSP/SSE) Naloxone training and distribution Fentanyl test strip distribution Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT/HRT) supplies HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) rapid testing (through a finger stick) Confirmatory HCV testing (through a blood draw) Referrals to substance abuse treatment and support Resources and linkage to medical care Wound care Community outreach and education