Complete STD Panel
Check for 7 common sexually transmitted infections in men and women at a major diagnostic laboratory.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
This urine test may be used to detect the bacteria that cause chlamydia and gonorrhea infections.
Alaska STD Testing Directory
Please note that the labs listed below do not accept payment and will not perform testing without a physician’s order. To get a physician’s order, you can purchase lab tests in our secure online Shop. If you need assistance, please call us at 1-877-511-5227 or email [email protected] All orders are confidential.
STD Trends in Alaska
Alaska’s reported STDs are way above average. In Alaska, some underlying causes of increased STDs relate to a complex network of social factors. Some of these factors may include economic disparities that prevent access to appropriate health care, substance use, homelessness, and the exchange of sex for money or other resources. Startling trends seen in Alaska include:
|STD Trends in Alaska
|State rank||Cases||Rate per 100,000 population|
Source: CDC 2020 STD Surveillance Report
STD Screening Recommendations and Risk Factors
If you have sex, you are at risk for getting an STD. According to the CDC, risk factors for STDs include:
- Unprotected sex (anal, vaginal, or oral)
- Sex with multiple partners
- Anonymous sex partners
- Sex under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Injection of drugs or sharing needles
Should you get tested for STDs? And how often? Talk to your doctor to be sure, but you should generally follow these CDC recommendations:
|Who should get tested||How often to test|
|Anyone who is sexually active||At least once for HIV and more often if you have new partners|
|Sexually active women under 25 or women 25+ with new or multiple sex partners or a partner with an STD||Annually for gonorrhea and chlamydia|
|Pregnant women||During pregnancy for syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea|
|Sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men||
|Anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment||Annually for HIV and Hepatitis B and C|
|People who have had oral or anal sex||Discuss throat and rectal testing with your health care provider|
STD Testing in Alaska:
Alaska Community STD Testing Centers
Community-based STD testing organizations generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
If you’re concerned about visiting your regular doctor or can’t afford the cost of private testing, a community testing center may be able to help. While community testing centers may charge a fee for STD testing, it’s common to find free or low-cost testing from these resources:
- Anchorage Health Department
Address: 825 L Street, Anchorage, AK 99501Number: (907) 343-4799
- Juneau Public Health Center
Address: 3412 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801Number: (907) 465-3353
- Mat-Su Health Services
Address: 3261 Big Lake Road, Big Lake, AK 99654Number: (907) 376-2411
- MedPhysical Plus
Address: 4900 Palmer-Wasilla Highway Suite #112, Wasilla, Alaska 99564Number: (907) 561-7587
- MedPro Patient Service Center
Address: 951 E Bogard Road, Wasilla, AK 99654Number: (877) 205-7836
- Planned Parenthood Anchorage Health Center
Address: 4001 Lake Otis Parkway #101, Anchorage, AK 99508Number: (800) 769-0045
Frequently Asked Questions About STD Tests in Alaska
Which STD has the highest number of cases in Alaska?
Alaska has especially high rates of chlamydia, ranking third with a rate of 695.8 cases per 100,000 people in the state. Its syphilis rate is 24.1 cases in 100,000, and the state ranks eighth for gonorrhea, and ninth for congenital syphilis.
Is STD testing free in Alaska?
There are free STD clinics in Alaska, including a sliding fee scale at Mat-Su Health Services and free testing at Juneau Public Health Center.
How much does STD testing cost in Alaska?
The cost of an STD test will vary by location and test type. Some clinics, usually community or nonprofit clinics, offer free or low-cost testing. Labs, clinics, and at-home testing companies may accept insurance to cover or lower your cost of testing.
Lab testing fees range from $8 to $150. At-home tests cost between $35 and $175 per test.
What is included in a full STD panel?
When getting a full STD panel, expect to test for HIV, herpes, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Does insurance cover STD testing?
Insurance coverage depends on the clinic you visit, but most public and private STD clinics accept insurance. Contact the clinic before your visit to ask about insurance policies.
How long does it take to get STD results?
Some clinics offer rapid results, such as HIV test results, within 30 minutes. Still, other tests may take up to a week to return results, particularly bacterial testing, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.