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STD testing is available to anyone age 14 and over in Honolulu. You don’t need insurance and won’t be turned away for inability to pay. Many clinics offer walk-in hours or let you schedule an appointment to get tested.
According to the CDC, there were more than 8,000 new chlamydia cases in Hawaii in 2019 alone. State residents also reported nearly 1,500 new cases of gonorrhea that year.
Diamond Head Health Center STI/HIV Clinic offers STD testing to anyone age 14 or over who is not pregnant. Kalihi-Palama Health Center, an independent, non-profit organization, provides STD and HIV testing and treatment in multiple languages, including Samoan, Thai, Spanish, Korean, and Cantonese. Women and homeless youth between 14 and 22 can get STD testing and treatment at Waikiki Health Center’s Waikiki – Ohua Clinic and Kaimuki – PATH Clinic.
Diamond Head Health Center
Charles Judd Community Health Center
Ke Ola Mamo Medical Clinic
Honolulu Health Center
Makahiki Medical and Dental Clinic
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:
This clinic offers testing and treatment services for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. You must be at least 14 years of age, and you must not be pregnant to access their services. Appointments are necessary. Call the clinic between 8 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Monday through Friday to schedule a testing time and date. Don’t bring children or pets to your appointment and arrive 10 minutes early. You need a picture ID, and you’re eligible for testing even if you have no signs or symptoms of infection.
3627 Kilauea Avenue, Room 305 Honolulu, HI 96816, 808-733-9849
As an independent, non-profit organization, Kalihi-Palama Health Center provides STD and HIV testing and treatment and many other medical, behavioral, and social services to the Kalihi-Palama community. Access is available in multiple languages, including Samoan, Thai, Spanish, Korean, and Cantonese. A sliding fee scale is available for uninsured patients. They have several locations with varying hours of operation. Call the center closest to you to make an appointment.
915 North King Street Honolulu, HI 96817, 808-848-1438
The Kōkua Kalihi Valley Community Health Center is a comprehensive family services healthcare organization and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The Family Planning Walk-In Clinic at their North School Street location performs STD testing and other family planning services, like pregnancy testing and counseling, birth control options, and emergency contraception. Even if you cannot pay, you will be treated, and sliding fee payment options are available for uninsured patients. This clinic serves people in the 96819 ZIP code and teenagers attending Farrington High School, Kalakaua Middle School, and Dole Middle School. Appointments are not required. Interpreters are available in several languages.
2239 North School Street Honolulu, HI 96819, 808-791-9400
At the Planned Parenthood Honolulu Health Center, patients can access STI testing, diagnosis, and treatment services in addition to STI and HIV counseling. The health center also offers a wide range of services, including birth control, emergency contraception, abortion, women’s and men’s health care, and LGBTQ+ services. In-person and telehealth appointments can be scheduled by calling the Patient Access Center or online booking system. Contact the health center for questions regarding fees. Language interpretation services are available by phone.
839 S. Beretania Street Honolulu, HI 96813, 800-769-0045
Waikiki Health is a full-service health care center with nine locations throughout Honolulu. Women and homeless youth between the ages of 14 and 22 can get STD testing and treatment through the center’s women’s health services offered at their Waikiki – Ohua Clinic and Kaimuki – PATH Clinic. Waikiki Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) receiving federal funding, and anyone can access service from this private, non-profit organization. Uninsured and underinsured patients may qualify for a sliding fee scale. Their Ohua and Makahiki locations accept walk-ins, although they recommend calling for same-day appointments.
277 Ohua Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815, Multiple Honolulu locations, 808-922-4787