I. STD Directory in Columbia, SC

Showing 14 Testing Locations in Columbia
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  • Appointments
Acercamiento Hispano de Carolina del Sur

free / low cost
827 Wildwood Ave
Ste 200
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 419-5112
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
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  • Notes: Note: Need to call to make at testing appointment.
  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • Services Provided
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AHF Columbia Grace Medical Group

3025 Farrow Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 933-0288

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,7:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,7:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,7:30am To 5:30pm
  • Thursday,7:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,7:00am To 12:00pm
  • Saturday,7:00am To 12:00pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Services Provided
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
CAN Community Health

free / low cost
1911 Hampton St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 849-8430

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 12:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
2401 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29169
(866) 389-2727

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 9:00am To 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, 9:00am To 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 9:00am To 6:30pm
  • Thursday, 9:00am To 6:30pm
  • Friday, 9:00am To 6:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
900 Assembly St
Columbia, SC 29201
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center

Waverly Family Practice

free / low cost
1228 Harden St
2nd Fl
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 748-1181

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative

free / low cost
1911 Hampton St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 849-8434
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:30pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:30pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:30pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:30pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 12:30am
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Low Cost
  • Services Provided
  • Hepatitis C Rapid Testing
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services of South Carolina

free / low cost
2638 Two Notch Rd
Ste 108
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 779-7257
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,10:00am To 4:00pm
  • Tuesday,10:00am To 4:00pm
  • Wednesday,10:00am To 4:00pm
  • Thursday,10:00am To 4:00pm
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  • Notes: Note: Tues. nights testing until 8pm. Call Testing Coordinator at 803-779-7257 for more information.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Palmetto Health USC Medical Group

free / low cost
1 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 545-5350

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
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  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

Columbia Health Center

free / low cost
2712 Middleburg Dr
Ste 107
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 256-4908
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 3:00pm
  • Thursday,11:00am To 7:00pm
  • Friday,9:00am To 2:00pm
  • Saturday,9:00am To 1:00pm
  • Wednesday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Providence Family Practice

free / low cost
115 Blarney Dr
Ste 212
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 254-5171

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Richland County Health Department

free / low cost
2000 Hampton St
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 576-2980

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Division

free / low cost
One Richland Medical Park
Ste 320
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 545-5402

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
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  • Notes: Please contact the organization for hours of operation.
  • Fee Information
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Wright Wellness Center

free / low cost
1813 Laurel St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 254-6644

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, 9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, 9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday, 9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday, 9:00am To 5:00pm
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  • Notes: HIV, Hepatitis B and C, STI testing, linkage to care and PrEP services available. Office hours are: Mon., 9:30am -11:00am; Tues.-Thurs., 9:30am-3pm; Fri., 9:30am -11:30am. Call 803-254-6644 for an appointment.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Services Provided
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes

The three most common STDs in Columbia are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Between 2017 and 2018, Richland County experienced increased frequencies across all three STDs.

Chlamydia

In 2018, chlamydia was diagnosed in South Carolina residents at a frequency of 675 infections per 100,000 people, considerably higher than the national rate of 540. In Richland County, this infection is documented at an even higher rate, affecting residents at an occurrence of 1,059 diagnoses per 100,000 people. There were 4,358 chlamydia infections disclosed in the county in 2018, an 8% increase over the number of cases documented in 2017 and a 22% increase over 2016. Statewide, females account for the majority of infections, particularly those aged 15-24. In this demographic, chlamydia is reported at a rate of 882 infections per 100,000 South Carolina females.

Gonorrhea

There were 13,801 gonorrhea infections documented in South Carolina in 2018, which is nearly 10% more than the number of cases in 2017 and 46% more than in 2008. Statewide, this infection was reported at a frequency of 278 cases per 100,000 people. Males make up a little over half of the infections, although the frequency among females increased by 45% between 2014 and 2018. In Richland County, the rate was considerably higher at 446, giving it a ranking of sixth in the state for the rate of infections. In 2018, the CDC documented 1,834 cases in the county.

Syphilis

The 2018 South Carolina STD/HIV/AIDS Annual Surveillance Report showed that there were 1,252 total syphilis cases in South Carolina in 2018, which corresponds to an occurrence of 25 infections per 100,000 people. Nearly 18% of the total number of syphilis infections in the state were reported in Richland County. In 2018, there were 222 documented cases for a rate of 54 infections per 100,000 people. Seventy-two of these cases were primary and secondary syphilis. Most of these infections were reported in males, with females accounting for only 17% of infections statewide.

Syphilis Cases and Rates in South Carolina, 2000-2018

While some STDs are associated with uncomfortable symptoms, such as pain and burning during urination, lower belly pain, and sores, most infected people experience slight or no symptoms. Unfortunately, an STD infection can have a severe impact on long-term health. The CDC recommends that all sexually active individuals be tested for HIV at least once, and women should be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea at least annually. For those who don’t feel comfortable talking to their primary care practitioner about STDs or who don’t have health insurance, the Columbia region is home to several free and low-cost clinics.

III. STD Resources in Columbia, SC

CAN Community Health

CAN Community Health is a nonprofit clinic that provides specialized sexual health care services for Columbia residents, including those living with HIV. The clinic is open on weekdays and provides HIV and STD testing and treatment, PrEP services, case management, transgender care, and HIV prevention and education. STD test results are typically available within two weeks, and proper identification is necessary to retrieve results. The clinic also provides primary care services, and it has an on-site pharmacy for added convenience. Its telehealth services make treatment accessible to those who are unable to travel to the clinic.

1911 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-849-8430
Website

Richland County Health Department

The Richland County Health Department operates the Public Health & Family Planning Clinic to provide a full array of services to the community, including WIC, immunizations, and family planning services. Clients can also receive HIV and STD testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The clinic accepts most major health insurance plans, and clients without insurance are charged on an income-based sliding scale. Appointments are required for services and can be made over the phone or via the clinic’s online booking tool.

2000 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29204
803-576-2980
Website

Wright Wellness Center

The Wright Wellness Center, a nonprofit clinic, offers testing and treatment for HIV, hepatitis C, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. Gonorrhea and chlamydia tests are conducted using urine samples, and all other tests are performed using blood draws. Test results are available within seven to 14 days. All testing is free and can be administered every 90 days. Services are provided by appointment and on a walk-in basis. To receive test results, clients must visit the clinic or set up a login to the patient portal.

1813 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-254-6644
Website

Columbia Health Center

Columbia Health Center is operated by Planned Parenthood. It offers a full array of services for clients, including primary care, HIV services, LGBTQ services, birth control, pregnancy testing and services, and STD testing and treatment. Some STDs that clients may be tested for include syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes. Results are typically available within two weeks, depending on the type of test. STD services can be accessed in person or through the clinic’s telehealth service. The clinic accepts most health insurance plans, and a sliding fee schedule is provided for self-pay clients. Appointments are required and can be made online or by phone.

2712 Middleburg Drive, Suite 107
Columbia, SC 29204
803-256-4908
Website

Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services

PALSS offers free services to those diagnosed with or at risk of contracting AIDS and HIV. It provides free, confidential HIV testing, as well as STD screening for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis C. Vaccinations for hepatitis A and B are available. In addition to testing services, the organization operates Adams Place, a clinic for men; the Women’s Health Council Project, providing HIV and STD prevention education and health services for women; PACE, counseling clients with at-risk behaviors; and a food pantry.

2368 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29204
803-779-7257
Website

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