I. STD Directory in Des Moines, Iowa

Showing 7 Testing Locations in Des Moines
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Planned Parenthood North Central States

Susan Knapp Health Center

2304 University Ave Des Moines, Iowa 50311
(877) 811-7526

  • Hours of Operation
  • Fee Information
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Planned Parenthood North Central States

Rosenfield Health Center

1000 E Army Post Rd Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(877) 811-7526

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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Planned Parenthood North Central States

West Health Center

3303 109th St Urbandale, Iowa 50322
(877) 811-7526

  • Hours of Operation
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Polk County Health Department

1907 Carpenter Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 286-3798
[email protected]
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  • Monday,8:30am To 4:00pm
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Primary Health Care

B Engebretsen Medical Clinic

free / low cost
2353 SE 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50320
(515) 248-1400

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  • Monday,8:00am To 8:00pm
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  • Insurance Accepted
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  • Sliding Scale
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Primary Health Care

free / low cost
1200 University Ave
Ste 120
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 248-1595

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 4:30pm
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  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis B Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Primary Health Care

East Side Clinic

free / low cost
3509 E 29th St
Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 248-1600

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  • Monday,8:00am To 8:00pm
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  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes

Iowa’s total cases for all stages of syphilis dropped to 286 in 2018, from 290 in 2017, and primary and secondary syphilis cases dropped to 86 in 2018, from 101 in 2017. Polk County saw a dramatic decrease of 32.4% in total syphilis cases in 2018, per the Syphilis 2015-2019 Polk County Report, but 2019 would see a reversal. Polk County has seen increases in chlamydia and gonorrhea infections every year since 2015.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia infections have increased for the last five years in Polk County, according to the Polk County Health Department’s Chlamydia 2015-2019 Polk County Report. There has been a 45.6% increase since 2015, with 2,362 cases that year compared to 3,469 in 2019. The smallest increase seen during this period was in 2018, with 3,134 chlamydia cases, compared to 3,104 in 2017, which translated to just a 1% increase. The biggest jump of 17% occurred in 2016, while 2019, the most recent year reported, saw a 10.7% increase, with 335 more infections reported than the previous year.

Chlamydia Cases in Polk County, 2015-2019

Gonorrhea

The Polk County Health Department’s Gonorrhea 2015-2019 Polk County Report documented a startling 121.8% increase in gonorrhea cases between the 628 cases in 2015 and the 1,393 cases in 2019. However, the increase in 2019 was only a 1.9% rise from the 1,367 cases reported in 2018, whereas 2015 had 59.4% more cases than 2014, and 2017 had 41.7% more cases than 2016, potentially indicating a slowdown in the trend. Gonorrhea infections have traditionally been higher in men, but not by a large margin in Polk County, and this margin got even smaller in 2019. Compared to 2018, which saw 52.2% of gonorrhea infections in men and 47.8% in women, 2019 saw this percentage drop to 49.9% in men and rise to 50.1% in women.

Syphilis

After an encouraging drop of 32.4% in total syphilis cases in 2018, Polk County cases took a dramatic jump in 2019. In 2018, there were 71 total syphilis infections, which were 34 fewer cases than the 105 reported in 2017. For undetermined reasons, this number skyrocketed in 2019, reaching 131 total syphilis cases, which translated to an increase of 84.5%. Between 2015 and 2019, Polk County saw a total increase of 98.5%, with 66 cases reported in 2015, which was the last year the county saw a decrease. While not as dramatic as the drop seen in 2018, syphilis infections dropped 5.7% in 2015 compared to the previous year.

Syphilis Cases in Polk County, 2015-2019

Many STDs often have few or no symptoms, fooling individuals into thinking they’re fine. Even when STDs are asymptomatic, you can still infect other people, and you’re still putting yourself at risk for serious health issues. The earlier you get treatment, the less likely you’ll experience long-term effects from the infection. The only way to know whether you need treatment for an STD is to get tested.

III. STD Resources in Des Moines, Iowa

Polk Health Department

Polk Health Department offers STD testing and treatment for individuals aged 13 and older. There’s a $10 charge for Polk County residents and a $25 charge for nonresidents. Rapid HIV testing and counseling are available for high-risk individuals along with testing for low-risk individuals, with results in an hour. Blood test herpes testing costs $25, and blood test hepatitis C testing is $15. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with hours extended until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Same-day appointments are available.

1907 Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-286-3798
Polkcountyiowa.gov

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

Planned Parenthood operates out of the Susan Knapp Health Center. It offers testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, and genital warts, and testing and diagnosis only for HIV. It also provides STD prevention services, including condoms, internal condoms, dental dams, HPV and hepatitis B vaccines, and STD and safer sex education. All services are available by appointment or as a walk-in during clinic hours, which are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month.

2304 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Multiple Des Moines locations
877-811-7526
Plannedparenthood.org

InnerVisions HealthCare

InnerVisions HealthCare performs free STD testing at its West Des Moines location at 1355 50th Street, Suite 400, and at its South Des Moines clinic at 500 Army Post Road, Suite 100. Both sites are open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Services are available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays open by appointment only. Individuals can call to schedule a free STD testing appointment or book an appointment online. Free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and confidential counseling are also offered.

500 Army Post Road, Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Multiple Des Moines locations
515-440-2273
Innervisionshealthcare.org

The Project of Primary Health Care

The Project of Primary Health Care provides free, confidential HIV and STD testing, including rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing, with results in 30 minutes, as well as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis testing with results in four to seven business days. At-home HIV test kits are available for those who qualify. PrEP consultation, risk reduction counseling, and HIV/STD prevention education are offered, and free safer-sex supplies, including condoms, lubricants, dental dams, and female condoms are available. Clinic hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays; and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Fridays.

1200 University Avenue, #120
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-248-1595
Phctheproject.org

Agape Pregnancy Resource Center

Agape Pregnancy Resource Center provides free STD testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Staff is available to answer questions about how to avoid STD infections. Services also include free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds. The center is open Mondays and Thursdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2550 Martin Luther King Jr Parkway
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-255-0243
Agapedsm.com

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