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If you’ve been hesitating to get checked out for an STD, there’s no good reason to put it off any longer. STD testing is accessible, confidential, and affordable for any Detroit resident who wants it. Not only that, being responsible can help protect your sexual health and that of your partners.
STD infection rates have increased over the years per the state’s Department of Health & Human Services – including in Wayne County, where Detroit is located. For instance, Wayne County’s rate of chlamydia reached 884 per 100,000 people in 2019, and gonorrhea and syphilis rates are also on the rise.
Several community clinics and health centers in Detroit provide access to affordable and confidential STD screenings. Detroit Public Health STD Clinic to the Community Health Awareness Group has many local resources to help you protect your health.
Infectious Disease Prevention Program
Waller Health Center on Cathedral Green
Advantage Family Health Center
Thea Bowman Community Health Center
Urban Indian Health Program
East Riverside Center
iDecide Detroit Teen Health Center
Henry Ford School Based and Community Health
IPH North End Center
Detroit Health Center
Health & Wellness Center
Marcus Garvey School Health Center
Department of Adolescent Medicine
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:
Operated by the city’s health department, this clinic provides testing for STDs, including rapid testing for HIV and syphilis. If you’ve had a high-risk exposure to HIV or have a high risk of exposure, you can receive pre- or post-exposure prophylaxis prescriptions. The clinic provides treatment for STDs, as well as referrals to HIV treatment programs. To help you avoid future infections, the clinic distributes free condoms and lubricants. The clinic is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome.
50 East Canfield Street Detroit, MI 48201, 313-577-9100
Planned Parenthood’s Detroit Health Center provides comprehensive reproductive health care services. The clinic offers testing and treatment for many common STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital warts, and trichomoniasis. In addition to its STD services, the clinic offers various men’s and women’s health services, including testicular cancer screenings and Pap tests. The clinic accepts many insurance plans, and uninsured clients may qualify for a lower fee scale. Appointments are required; you can book online or by calling the clinic.
4229 Cass Avenue Detroit, MI 48201, 313-831-7776
Medical Associates Plus provides a full array of medical services to Augusta residents, including family medicine, childhood immunizations, dental care, and STD testing. The clinic accepts most major health insurance plans, and fees are charged on a sliding scale based on family size and household income. It has an in-house pharmacy and dispensaries to fill clients’ prescriptions when your office visit is finished. Medicines can also be delivered directly to your home. The clinic is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call the clinic directly to set up an appointment.
2050 Walton Way Augusta, GA 30904, 706-434-1590
Located just north of the city, SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic provides an array of free healthcare services to underinsured women. In addition to STD testing, it offers contraception, mammograms, gynecological exams, and other women’s health services. You can visit the clinic for other primary care needs, such as screenings and diabetes and high blood pressure treatments. To schedule an appointment or to learn more, call the clinic.
211 Glendale Avenue Highland Park, MI 48203, 313-758-6100
The Campus Health Center is a primary care clinic for students at Detroit’s Wayne State University. If you’re a student, you can visit the clinic to get tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and other common STDs. This testing is free for eligible students through the Get Yourself Tested program. The clinic also provides several routine wellness services, including immunizations and physical exams. Students are eligible for one free illness visit every semester. To schedule an appointment, students can use the online Patient Portal or call the clinic.
5285 Anthony Wayne Drive, Suite 115 Detroit, MI 48202, 313-577-5041
The Institute for Population Health is a nonprofit organization that operates three health centers in Detroit. These centers provide a full range of health services, including general primary care, preventive dental care, immunizations, gynecological care, and STD testing and treatment. The clinic accepts payments on a sliding fee scale to ensure you receive care, regardless of your ability to pay. Proof of income is required. You can make appointments by filling out the online request form, but walk-ins are welcome at the Woodward Avenue location.
9053 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48202, Multiple Detroit Locations 313-309-9350