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New cases of sexually transmitted diseases are reported every year in Iowa. If you want to stay proactive about your sexual health, consider getting a free and confidential STD test in Davenport.
While Iowa has among the lowest cases of syphilis in the nation, state residents still reported over 16,000 cases of chlamydia in 2019. For Davenport residents, protecting your sexual health is as easy as visiting one of many clinics that offer free STD testing and treatment.
Many clinics in and around Davenport provide free or low-cost STD testing and treatment. The Project of the Quad Cities provides free, confidential testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and HIV. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, it has instituted contactless STD and HIV testing. If you prefer to take a test in the privacy of your own home, Together Take Me Home will make you a confidential and free STD test in discreet packaging.
Davenport River Drive Medical Clinic
Rock Island Medical Clinic
Moline Medical Clinic
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:
Genesis provides testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B and C, and HIV. It also offers primary care services for HIV patients through Ryan White grants, which can help cover co-pays for office visits, lab work, specialist referrals, individual and partner counseling, and dental visits. Genesis also provides PEP and PrEP if you’re an at-risk individual for HIV infection. Services are provided at low-cost fees, and private insurance is accepted. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1228 East Rusholme Street Building 1, Suite 3060 Davenport, IA 52803 563-421-4244
The Project of the Quad Cities serves several Illinois and Iowa counties, including Scott County residents. It provides free, confidential testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and HIV. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, it has started providing contactless STI and HIV screenings. The Project also provides treatment for gonorrhea, chlamydia, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomoniasis. It has a full-service PrEP clinic, including an on-site lab and pharmacy providing no-cost lab work and medication and free or very low-cost PEP services. You must schedule an appointment online or by phone to receive services.
1701 River Drive, Suite 110 Moline, IL 61265, 309-762-5433
The Scott County Health Department offers free, confidential STD testing to county residents and HIV testing to any Iowa resident, with proof of residency required. A $10 donation is requested but not required. It offers testing and treatment for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and pubic lice, and testing but not treatment for HIV, genital herpes, warts, and yeast infections. HPV and scabies testing aren’t available. Services are by appointment only, which can be made by calling 573-471-4044.
600 West 4th Street, 4th Floor Davenport, IA 52801, 573-471-4044
Based in San Francisco, Together Take Me Home provides free and confidential mail-order HIV and STD tests. You can order a kit online by answer a few short questions. Kits are mailed in discrete packaging but can also be sent to a different name or a friend or family member’s address for added privacy.
1035 Market St San Francisco California 94103, (628) 899-4663
UnityPoint’s Muscatine Public Health clinic offers confidential testing and treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea. It also provides pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, and free condoms, and condom education. Fees are on a sliding scale based on income, and you may qualify for free services. It also accepts select insurance plans, Medicaid, and Iowa Family Planning Network benefits. Spanish-speaking staff is available. You must call to schedule an appointment during clinic hours, which are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1609 Cedar Street Muscatine, IA 52761, 563-263-0122