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STI Testing Appointment Preparation

Please note: During your appointment, you will speak with a health professional to discuss your medical information and your options. You will have the opportunity to ask questions. Any changes to your health, billing, or contact information can be updated at that time. If you have questions or need to speak to someone before your appointment, please call us at 541-344-9411.

 

STI Testing: There are a variety of ways to get testing done with us. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 541-344-9411 to talk to us about how to get the testing you need.

Timing: Timing is an important factor when it comes to getting accurate results from STI screening. Gonorrhea and chlamydia take two weeks from an exposure to when a test would be accurate. Anything to do with blood testing (HIV, Hepatitis, Herpes, and Syphilis) takes 3 months from an exposure to when testing would be accurate.

With Symptoms:

  • If you have sores which you think might be a herpes outbreak, we will need to see you within 3 days of the sore first appearing to take a culture. We currently cannot take cultures on Fridays.

  • Female bodied: Symptoms of any kind require an exam for an accurate diagnosis. You may or may not be given a referral for blood work.

  • Male bodied: Visible symptoms (like bumps, rashes, or sores) will require an exam while non-visible symptoms (like painful urination or discharge) can be diagnosed with a urine test.

Without  Symptoms:

  • Female bodied: We can test you for chlamydia and gonorrhea without an exam. You will be tested from a self-swab in the vagina. HIV testing can be done by taking a small amount of blood from a finger prick. Other testing will require a referral for blood work.

  • Male bodied: We can test you for gonorrhea and chlamydia without an exam. You will be asked for a urine sample when you arrive. HIV testing can be done by taking a small amount of blood from a finger prick. Other testing will require a referral for blood work.

What to bring:

  • Your photo ID

  • Your health insurance information (if any)

  • Payment for your visit (if any)

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