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STDs are treatable, but the only way to know that you don’t have an STD is to get tested. There are many locations where you can get free or low-cost and confidential STD testing in and around Apopka, FL.
Florida is among the top ten U.S. states with the highest rate of new syphilis cases in 2019. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are also prevalent in the state. If you’re sexually active, consider getting a free or low-cost STD test in Apopka to protect your health.
The Community Health Centers Apopka Family & OB/GYN clinic provides low-cost STD testing with sliding fee discounts for self-paying patients that can be applied to your insurance deductible if you’re insured. The Florida Department of Health in Orange County provides confidential STD testing on a first-come, first-served at its walk-in clinic. Miracle of Love also offers free, confidential STD testing. Established as a small support group of a few friends who cared for a close friend dying of AIDS-related complications, Hope & Help has grown into one of the most comprehensive HIV/STI service organizations in Florida and today serves thousands of patients.
Apopka Family Health Center
Forest City Health Center
Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.
You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.
At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.
Choose the STD testing option you’re most comfortable with:
At home: You can test for STDs at home using a kit and send your sample to a lab for analysis.
If you think you might have an STD, it’s best to get tested. STDs don’t go away if you ignore them; they’ll just get worse and could grow into more serious health consequences. If left untreated, some STDs can lead to issues like infertility and more serious infections. You can also spread STDs to sexual partners if you have an untreated infection.
Ask your health care provider for STD testing recommendations or follow CDC recommendations for STD testing.
You can request specific STD tests or a full panel. An STD clinic can recommend tests based on your sexual health and symptoms.
A routine STD panel may include:
A full-panel STD test adds:
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.
Appointment policies vary by location, so call ahead or check the clinic website before you head in for a test. Some clinics or testing centers accept walk-ins or have same-day or next-day appointments.
Your STD test results time will depend on the test. Some clinics offer rapid HIV testing, which can offer results in less than 30 minutes. Bacterial STD testing (chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis) takes several days to get results, while viral STD testing (HPV, herpes, or HIV) results can take just one to two days.
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:
As one of the region’s largest not-for-profit providers of health and wellness services, Community Health Centers provide primary care to Central Florida’s diverse communities. The Apopka location offers testing and treatment for STDs for men and women, including testing for chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea. It accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most types of insurance plans, and offers a sliding scale discount program if you have limited income.
225 East 7th Street Apopka, FL 32703, Multiple Central Florida locations 407-905-8827
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County provides testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV through its confidential walk-in, first-come, first-served clinic. Lab and test results are only available during clinic hours and won’t be given out over the phone. Results are only provided in person or via a coded text message if you sign a consent for this service at the time of testing. Services are granted on a sliding scale fee, with everyone offered an application to determine eligibility. Fees are based on the services provided, and Medicaid and Medicare are accepted.
832 West Central Boulevard Orlando, FL 32805, 407-858-1445
Hope & Help began in 1988 as a small support group of a few friends who cared for a close friend who was dying of AIDS-related complications. Since then, Hope & Help has grown into one of the most comprehensive HIV/STI service organizations in Florida, with a full medical clinic, in addition to testing, education, prevention, case management, and support group services. Today, the organization offers HIV/STI preventive and treatment services in English and Spanish.
4122 Metric Drive, #800 Winter Park, FL 32792, 407-645-2577
Miracle of Love offers free, confidential STD testing, including rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing and syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing. A rapid test option may also be available for syphilis. Otherwise, specimens for all non-rapid testing are sent to the Florida Department of Health, and results may take up to two weeks. Free rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing is available at various locations, some of which offer weekend hours. To make an appointment, you can text “Test” to 321.544.5869 or 321.278.0473.
741 West Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32804, Multiple Orange County locations 407-843-1760 Miracleofloveinc.org
Planned Parenthood’s East Orlando Health Center offers confidential STD testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis, genital warts, herpes, and trichomoniasis. HIV testing is also available, but treatment isn’t available. Some STD vaccines are also available, and counseling is provided by trained staff. If you are uninsured, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance.
11500 University Boulevard Orlando, FL 32817, 407-246-1788