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You have several options for STD testing in the Gilbert area. Clinics offer a range of testing services by appointment and on a walk-in basis. Testing is available on a sliding fee scale if you’re uninsured.
Arizona has some of the highest rates of syphilis in the nation. Arizona experienced the second-highest rate of congenital syphilis in the U.S. in 2019, according to CDC reports. It also had the sixth-highest rate of primary and secondary syphilis that year, making it important for Gilbert residents to get regular STD testing if you’re sexually active.
Cigna Medical Group offers low-cost chlamydia, syphilis, hepatitis B/C, gonorrhea, and herpes testing by appointment and accepts insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. The Maricopa County STD Clinic offers syphilis, HIV, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing for $20. Native Health’s Mesa Health Center provides low-cost testing and treatment for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, and free HIV testing. You’ll never be turned away if you can’t pay for STD testing or treatment at Planned Parenthood’s Mesa Health Center clinic. You can also check for free STD/HIV testing outreach events at STDAZ.com.
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:
Cigna’s San Tan Valley Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can get low-cost chlamydia, syphilis, hepatitis B/C, gonorrhea, and herpes testing by appointment. You can also request HPV and hepatitis A/B vaccines. The health center accepts insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare.
3530 South Val Vista Drive, Suite #101 Gilbert, AZ 85297, 602-506-1678
The Maricopa County STD Clinic offers syphilis, HIV, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing for $20, with results available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rapid HIV testing results are available in about an hour. Although you don’t need an appointment, you must register before 3 p.m. to receive testing on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can check for free STD/HIV testing outreach events at STDAZ.com.
1645 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006, 602-506-1678
Native Health’s Mesa Health Center provides low-cost testing and treatment for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and herpes. You can also get free HIV testing with an appointment, but same-day appointments are available. The clinic also offers hepatitis A/B and HPV vaccines. It accepts private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare and has a sliding fee scale if you don’t have insurance and qualify financially.
777 West Southern Avenue, Building C and E Mesa, AZ 85210, 480-550-4048
Planned Parenthood’s Mesa Health Center offers STD services by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may qualify for a lower fee scale or state-funded program if you’re uninsured and need help paying for HIV, chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea testing. You’ll never be turned away if you can’t pay, and the clinic provides expedited partner therapy if you test positive for chlamydia.
1235 South Gilbert Road Mesa, AZ 85204, 602-277-7526
Valleywise Community Health Center’s Mesa clinic offers low-cost preventative care, diagnosis, and treatment for common STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. It also provides hepatitis A/B vaccines and accepts insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. However, if you don’t have insurance, it strives to make your health care affordable using its sliding fee discount program and other resources. You must make an appointment to receive services Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
59 South Hibbert Mesa, AZ 85210, 833-855-9973
If you’re aged 18 or older, you can receive low-cost syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B/C, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing at Sapphire Health and Wellness. The clinic accepts private insurance but provides PrEP for uninsured individuals. You’ll need an appointment to receive services on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
3530 South Val Vista Drive, Suite A111, Gilbert, AZ 85297, 480-219-7810