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If you order any bundle of tests, we will be happy to process your reimbursement for you complimentary. We will provide you with an insurance-coded receipt if you order an individual test.

If you are symptomatic or possibly exposed, our physician will write an order for your insurance reimbursement which will increase the likelihood of coverage.

STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease, which is a disease that is spread through sexual behavior like vaginal intercourse, oral sex, anal sex or sometimes intimate skin-to-skin contact. Some types of STDs are Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes, HPV and HIV.

Many STDs may have no symptoms at all or the signs are so mild that you may not notice. Different STDs have different symptoms. For instance, Syphilis and Herpes victims can experience rashes or open sores in their genital regions. Some STDs like Gonorrhea and Chlamydia can show symptoms like genital discharge and painful urination. Some may not show symptoms at all. However, if you have any of the symptoms described below, you should seek care right away because they may be signs that you have an STD.

  • Discharge or unusual fluid that may be white or yellow that comes out of the vagina or penis (not semen).
  • An unexplained rash
  • A burning sensation when urinating (peeing), going to the bathroom.
  • Bumps, sores, blisters, or warts on the genital area – in women this includes the outer and inner lips, vagina and clitoris; in men this includes the penis and testicles.

STD stands for “sexually transmitted disease,” and STI stands for “sexually transmitted infection.” Essentially, the difference is between a disease and an infection. Not all diseases begin with infections, but many do. Sexually transmitted disease first begin as sexually transmitted infections.

There is no way to know for sure without being tested. Many STDs don’t have obvious symptoms. Being sexually active can include vaginal intercourse, anal and/or oral sex. When doctors or nurses ask this question, they are really asking if you’ve done anything since your last check up that might have exposed you to an STD or pregnancy. STD tests should be part of your regular check-up. But, if you have any concerns at all that you may have been exposed to an STD, see a doctor and ask to be tested.

Anyone who has had vaginal, anal or oral sex with a new partner should be tested. Everyone who is sexually active should be tested during regular check-ups. Pregnant women should be tested.

We currently only offer STD testing for HIV 1/2, HCV (Hepatitis C), Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomonas. We will have other testing options coming soon.

Either pre-book your appointment online or simply drive up during business hours without an appointment for a safe, contactless check-in and payment experience. Just be sure to verify business hours for your location if you do not make an appointment.

More than 20 million cases of STDs are reported every year as per the CDC reports. The easiest answer is about 1 in 4 young adults have an STD. It could be even more because many people who are infected don’t realize it.

Most STDs are easily curable with antibiotics or other medications. However, if left untreated, STDs like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and the like can lead to life-threatening issues. There is no cure for HIV or Hepatitis yet.

There are many things you can do to reduce your chances of getting an STD.


  • Have sex with only one other person whom you trust. Having sexual contact only with someone who is not infected means that you won’t get an STD from them and they won’t get one from you. 
  • Use condoms. Used correctly every time you have sex, latex or polyurethane condoms can be very good protection against many STDs. 
  • Have fewer partners. The more people you have sex with, the greater your chances of getting an STD. Go with new partners to get tested. 
  • Don’t mix drugs and alcohol with sex. Getting drunk or high can affect your ability to make smart decisions about sex. 
  • Don’t use IV street drugs and never share needles. Many STDs are transmitted through blood. 
  • Don’t have sex. Abstinence is the surest way to avoid getting an STD. 
All STDs are generally sexually transmitted. In some instances, some STDs can be transmitted by casual contact, blood transfusion or coming into contact with bodily fluids, genital fluids and blood. One can even contract it if they accidentally touch their eyes during sexual activities.
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We do not bill health insurance – it is self-pay and we provide insurance reimbursement documentation.

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If you are experiencing symptoms that are exclusive to a particular STD consider getting a test. An STD test is a surefire way to know that you have contracted an STD.

While condoms are one of the most effective methods of preventing STDs, they are not entirely foolproof against them.

Different STDs have different symptoms. For instance, Syphilis and Herpes victims can experience rashes or open sores in their genital regions. Some STDs like Gonorrhea and Chlamydia can show symptoms like genital discharge and painful urination. Some may not show symptoms at all.

Yes. It is entirely possible to contract STDs from oral sex.

Chlamydia in men can result in inflammation of the urethra resulting in odd penile discharge as well as painful urination.

It is possible to contract both Chlamydia and Gonorrhea at the same time.

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus which is a pathogen that progresses to AIDS or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome which is an ailment that is caused if left untreated for years.

The top common STDs in women are Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis

A woman afflicted with an STD can experience the following symptoms:-

  • Odd-smelling or strange colored vaginal discharge.
  • Painful urination
  • Warts or open sores in the genital or oral regions
  • Itching genital regions

The most common STD that men are reported to have are HPV and Chlamydia.

There are numerous common STDs that have been a menacing issue in the lives of millions. Some of them include:-

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • HPV
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis
  • Trichomoniasis

Chlamydia is caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia Trachomatis whereas Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria called Neisseria Gonorrhoeae.

Chlamydia does not remain once you have been successfully cured. However, treatment won’t give you immunity because you can contract it once again.

It is impossible to tell if someone has Chlamydia just by looking at them because the symptoms are generally internal issues like painful urination, and odd genital discharge.

If your Chlamydia test result is rendered positive, visit a doctor and begin antibiotic treatment immediately.

Most individuals suffering from Gonorrhea do not show symptoms. However, when it comes to visual identification if symptoms do show, it is impossible to tell if someone has the STD. 

Gonorrhea symptoms usually show up within two weeks after being infected.

Untreated gonococcal infection in pregnant mothers can lead to issues like miscarriages, low birth weight, premature birth, chorioamnionitis and sometimes even premature rupture of membranes.

Yes, it is possible to contract an STD while one is pregnant.

We are using device (lancet) to prick your finger for a drop of blood so we only need a drop of blood instead of a whole vial.

Two tests are required for syphilis diagnosis to increase accuracy and reduce the risk of false positives or false negatives. The first test is usually a non-specific test that can also detect other infections that may have similar symptoms. The second test is a more specific test that is used to confirm the presence of syphilis antibodies in the blood. Using two tests can help ensure a more accurate diagnosis and help healthcare providers determine the appropriate treatment plan.
Genital, oral, and rectal swabs are important to ensure accurate STI test results because sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can have different manifestations in different parts of the body. For example, gonorrhea and chlamydia can infect the genitals, rectum, and throat. Testing multiple sites increases the chances of detecting an infection, even if someone is not showing symptoms. Additionally, taking swabs from the specific sites where an infection is suspected can help to accurately diagnose the infection and ensure that the appropriate treatment is given.