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Did you know that it is possible to have an STD and not show any symptoms? Because of that, you may be unknowingly spreading infections to sexual partners. To avoid that scenario, in addition to practicing safe sex, the easiest thing to do is get tested regularly.
Considering that the state of Indiana saw an all-time high of sexually transmitted disease cases in 2018, it’s not something you want to overlook. Though the numbers haven’t increased as much in Greenwood as in other parts of the state, chlamydia is on the rise, while incidents of gonorrhea or syphilis have gone down.
There are several options for getting confidential and affordable STD screening in Greenwood. Among them is Bell Flower Clinic, which provides low-cost testing and treatment for HIV and STDs for anyone age 14 and up.
Barrington Health and Dental Center
Southeast Health and Dental Center
Southside Health Center
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:
Southside Health Center administers the Planned Parenthood program for Indianapolis and surrounding areas like Greenwood. It offers HIV testing and screening and treatment for various STDs. STD prevention services include condoms, Gardasil vaccines, and STD and safer sex education. You can make an appointment to visit the clinic during the following hours: Mondays and Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services are offered in English and Spanish; interpretation by phone is available onsite for other languages.
935 East Hanna Avenue, Suite A Indianapolis, IN 46227, 317-205-8088
Eskenazi Health IDC is a multidisciplinary clinic assisting with the prevention, diagnosis, and management of infectious diseases. It provides HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis testing, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B and C, and conventional and rapid blood HIV tests. The IDC also offers PrEP for HIV prevention and HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. Its medical care services include individualized treatment plans, education, and access to clinical trial research. The clinic has a full-time Spanish interpreter and offers financial assistance if you qualify.
720 Eskenazi Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202, 317-880-3500
Southeast Health & Dental Center offers free, confidential HIV testing and counseling and lab services for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C testing. It also offers HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines, and it has bilingual professionals on staff. Southeast Health accepts Medicaid through Hoosier Healthwise, Medicare, and private insurance. It also has financial screening for payment assistance, including a sliding fee scale if you are uninsured and qualify. Health center hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
901 Shelby Street Indianapolis, IN 46203, 317-957-2400
MedCheck Greenwood is staffed by physicians and advanced practice medical providers who treat various injuries and illnesses for adults and children. It also provides a variety of tests, screenings, and therapies, including STD checks. It’s a participating provider for a wide array of insurance plans. The clinic is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. It’s preferred that you schedule an appointment, but walk-ins are accepted.
489 South State Road 135, Suite F Greenwood, IN 46142, 317-887-7640
Bell Flower Clinic provides low-cost testing and treatment for HIV and STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis for men and women; nongonococcal urethritis for men; and trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis, and candida for women. There’s a $20 clinic fee. Services are confidential. Anyone 14 or older can receive care without parental consent. Condoms and voluntary partner notification services are available. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic also offers HIV/STD screening on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 2802 Lafayette Road, Suite 13, in Indianapolis.
640 Eskenazi Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202, 317-221-8300