Journey Women's Center

STD Concerns

We do not offer STD/STI testing at Journey House.

Where can I get tested?

We do not offer STD/STI testing at Journey House. Your local county Health Department can provide testing. If you live in Garfield County, Oklahoma you can contact the health department here.

How can I prevent getting an STI?

Condoms when used consistently and correctly can reduce, but do not eliminate the risk of contracting an STI (sexually transmitted infection).  The CDC recommends vaccinating to prevent Hepatitis B and HPV and states that the most reliable way to avoid infection is not to have sex or engage in mutual monogamy (being sexually active with only one person, who has agreed to be sexually active only with you).

What treatments are available?

Some STIs can be treated and cured with medication, others cannot be cured, but symptoms can be managed. 

How soon will I know my results?

After testing, the Health Department will contact you whether your results are positive or negative.  If positive for infection, they can prescribe medication for some STIs or refer you for follow-up medical care.  They can also provide test of cure, to ensure the infection is no longer present.

How much does testing cost?

Lab fees apply to testing, but you are notified of the costs up front.  

What STIs do they test for?

They offer testing for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Herpes 1 & 2, HIV, and Hepatitis C. they also provide education regarding STIs and prescribe treatment for some STDs. 


** This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional counseling and/or medical advice. **