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STD testing is quick and easy to find near Chandler. Clinics offer a variety of testing hours, even on weekends, and provide free or low-cost payment options for uninsured patients.
According to the CDC, Arizona had the second-highest rate of new congenital syphilis cases per capita in the U.S. in 2019. The state was also the sixth-highest for new primary and secondary syphilis cases per capita in the nation that year. If you live in Arizona, being proactive about your sexual health is important.
Cigna Medical Group provides STD testing to both insured and uninsured patients. You can find out about finding free STD/HIV testing outreach events at STDAZ.com register before 3 p.m. for STD testing at the Maricopa County STD Clinic, where STD testing is available for $20 five days a week. Planned Parenthood’s Tempe Regional Health Center is open Wednesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers same-day appointments.
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:
Cigna’s Chandler Health Center requires you to make an appointment to be seen Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can use private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare to pay for your STD services. If you’re a cash-pay patient, STD services are offered at a low cost. They include chlamydia, hepatitis B and C, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis testing, and HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines.
1717 West Chandler Boulevard, Chandler, AZ 85224, 800-233-3264
Visit STDAZ.com to find free STD/HIV testing outreach events or register before 3 p.m. for STD testing at the Maricopa County STD Clinic, where you get gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, and chlamydia testing for the low cost of $20. The clinic is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and requires registration but appointments aren’t necessary. It also provides condoms but doesn’t perform herpes or HPV testing, treatment for genital warts, or any non-STD services.
1645 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006, 602-506-1678
Planned Parenthood’s Tempe Regional Health Center welcomes you to walk in to see if a same-day appointment is available but does require appointments. You can get low-cost HIV testing, expedited partner therapy, condoms, and testing and treatment for genital warts, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis on Wednesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you don’t have insurance, you may qualify for a lower fee scale or state-funded program, but you’re never turned away if you can’t pay.
1837 East Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ 85283, 602-277-7526
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS in Phoenix is about 23 miles from Chandler, but you get free testing Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon on a walk-in basis. The center also offers mail-order or pick-up testing through its TeleTesting service by calling 602-307-5330. You can get rapid HIV testing with 20-minute results or conventional HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis testing with results in three to five days. If you test positive, the center coordinates free or low-cost treatment, and if you’re negative, it offers free condoms, lube, counseling, and referrals for PrEP.
1101 North Central Avenue, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85004, 602-307-5330
You won’t need an appointment to be seen at Valle Del Sol’s East Valley Clinic on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can get low-cost chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, and gonorrhea testing, and hepatitis A and B, and HPV vaccines. The clinic offers a sliding fee scale if you qualify and don’t have insurance. It also accepts AHCCCS, most private insurance plans, and Medicaid.
334 West 10th Place, Suite 100, Mesa, AZ 85201, 602-523-9312
You must enroll as a patient and make an appointment to receive services at Valleywise Community Health Center in Chandler. Services include diagnosis, treatment, and preventative care for chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea. You can also request hepatitis B vaccines. You may qualify for a sliding fee scale if you’re uninsured, but the clinic also accepts private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. It’s open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
811 South Hamilton Street, Chandler, AZ 85225, 833-855-9973