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Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Getting screened for STI's and learning how to prevent them is an important part of taking responsibility for your health. At Health Services, we offer FREE STI Tests for women and men. We take medical confidentiality very seriously. All medical records are confidential. Call 725-3770 if you have questions or would like to set up an appointment for an STI screening.

For women:
 We encourage all sexually active women to be screened for chlamydia and gonorrhea annually as well as getting evaluated in the case of pelvic pain or vaginal discharge. Screening is important because women often do not have symptoms from these infections. This is especially the case with chlamydia, which can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility.

The test is simple to do. It involves:
•    A q-tip like swab to the cervix or
•    A urine test (which does not require a GYN exam)

Results are available usually within 5 to 7 days.

If you are concerned about herpes or HPV (human papillomavirus) you can discuss possible testing with your provider.

For men: 
We offer Chlamydia and gonorrhea screening:
•    A non-invasive urine test.

If you are concerned about herpes or HPV (human papillomavirus) you can discuss possible testing with your provider.

The health center offers free anti-contraception