Florida STD Testing Directory
To help you locate an accredited laboratory/testing center, a list of resources has been compiled and can be found below.
Consult with your health care provider about any lab testing that you may be considering. It is also important to follow up with your health care provider to discuss your results within the context of your medical history.
STD Trends in Florida
Florida’s STD rates have increased steadily in recent years throughout all regions of the state. A wide variety of factors contribute to this increase, including lack of proper STD education, economic disparities, poverty, and substance abuse. Even with a diversity of new treatments becoming available, these diseases pose more of a threat than ever before. Concerning trends in Florida include:
|STD Trends in Florida
|State rank||Cases||Rate per 100,000 population|
Source: CDC 2020 STD Surveillance Report
STD Screening Recommendations and Risk Factors
If you have sex, you are at risk for getting an STD. According to the CDC, Risk factors for STDs include:
- Unprotected sex (anal, vaginal, or oral)
- Sex with multiple partners
- Anonymous sex partners
- Sex under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Injection of drugs or sharing needles
Should you get tested for STDs? And how often? Talk to your doctor to be sure, but you should generally follow these CDC recommendations:
|Who should get tested||How often to test|
|Anyone who is sexually active||At least once for HIV and more often if you have new partners|
|Sexually active women under 25 or women 25+ with new or multiple sex partners or a partner with an STD||Annually for gonorrhea and chlamydia|
|Pregnant women||During pregnancy for syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea|
|Sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men||
|Anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment||Annually for HIV and Hepatitis B and C|
|People who have had oral or anal sex||Discuss throat and rectal testing with your health care provider|
STD Testing in Florida:
- Alafaya, FL
- Apopka, FL
- Boca Raton, FL
- Bonita Springs, FL
- Boynton Beach, FL
- Brandon, FL
- Cape Coral, FL
- Clearwater, FL
- Coral Springs, FL
- Davie, FL
- Daytona Beach, FL
- Deerfield Beach, FL
- Deltona, FL
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Fort Myers, FL
- Gainesville, FL
- Hialeah, FL
- Hollywood, FL
- Jacksonville Beach, FL
- Jacksonville, FL
- Jupiter, FL
- Kissimmee, FL
- Lake Wales, FL
- Lakeland, FL
- Largo, FL
- Leesburg, FL
- Lehigh Acres, FL
- Melbourne, FL
- Miami Beach, FL
- Miami, FL
- Miami Gardens, FL
- Miramar, FL
- North Port, FL
- Ocala, FL
- Orlando, FL
- Ormond Beach, FL
- Palm Bay, FL
- Palm Coast, FL
- Panama City Beach, FL
- Panama City, FL
- Pembroke Pines, FL
- Pensacola, FL
- Plantation, FL
- Pompano Beach, FL
- Port St. Lucie, FL
- Riverview, FL
- Sarasota, FL
- Spring Hill, FL
- St. Augustine, FL
- Saint Petersburg, FL
- Sunrise, FL
- Tallahassee, FL
- Tampa, FL
- The Villages, FL
- Town ‘n’ Country, FL
- West Palm Beach, FL
- Winter Haven, FL
- Zephyrhills, FL
Florida Community STD Testing Centers
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:
- 26HealthAddress: 801 N. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803Number: (321) 800-2922
- Bond Community Health CenterAddress: 1720 S. Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, FL 32310Number: (850) 576-4073
- CAN Community HealthAddress: 4615 Philips Highway, Jacksonville, FL 32207Number: (904) 508-0710
- EPICAddress: 4703 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603Number: (813) 237-3066
- PridelinesAddress: 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139Number: (305) 397-8914
Frequently Asked Questions About STD Tests in Florida
Which STD has the highest number of cases in Florida?
Chlamydia is the most common STD in Florida at a rate of 465.7 cases per 100,000 people in the state.
Is STD testing free in Florida?
There are free STD clinics in Florida, including at 26Health in Orlando.
How much does STD testing cost in Florida?
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.
What is included in a full STD panel?
When getting a full STD panel, expect testing for HIV, herpes, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Is STD testing covered by insurance?
Insurance coverage depends on the clinic you visit, but most public and private STD clinics accept insurance. Contact the clinic before your visit to ask about insurance policies.
How long does it take to get STD results?
Some clinics offer rapid results, such as HIV test results within 30 minutes, but other tests may take up to a week to return results, particularly bacterial testing including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2020 STD Surveillance Report. Updated 2021. Accessed October 20, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2020/tables/2020-STD-Surveillance-State-Ranking-Tables.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Florida – State Health Profile. Updated 2016. Accessed October 20, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/stateprofiles/pdf/Florida_profile.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. STDs & HIV – CDC Basic Fact Sheet. Updated April 12, 2022. Accessed October 20, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/std/hiv/stdfact-std-hiv.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) – CDC Fact Sheets. Updated January 13, 2022. Accessed October 20, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/std/healthcomm/fact_sheets.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) – Which Tests Should I Get? Updated December 14, 2021. Accessed October 20, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningreccs.htm