Journey House Pregnancy Resource center

STD Testing

If you’ve been sexually active, the CDC recommends you test for STDs each year.

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. 

Do I have to make an appointment?

Yes, STD testing is by appointment only and is performed by a Registered Nurse.
Please contact us to make an appointment.

How soon will I know my results?

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

How much does testing cost?

Consultations are free.  Lab fees apply to testing, but clients are notified of the costs up front.  We do not accept insurance.  Cash or debit/credit cards are accepted for payment.

What STIs do you test for?

We offer testing for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Herpes 1 & 2, HIV, and Hepatitis C. We 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. **

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