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Getting tested for STDs in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., is safe, confidential, and private. You can get tested at area locations with some options for walk-in testing and financial assistance.
As a state, Florida is better than the national average of cases per 100,000 in chlamydia and gonorrhea, but it ranks 10th and 8th in primary and secondary syphilis, and congenital syphilis, respectively. Duval County, where Jacksonville Beach is located, is nearly double the state case rate for bacterial STDs at 1,306.4 per 100,000 people. Getting tested for STDs keeps you informed about your health and empowered to get treatment if needed.
If you’re a Jacksonville Beach resident or live in the area, you can choose from several STD testing centers. Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida offers HIV screening, and chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis, genital warts, herpes, and trichomoniasis testing and treatment. Hope Across the Globe provides free testing, treatment, prevention, education, and supportive services for HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes.
South Jacksonville Health Services
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:
AHF Wellness Center – Jacksonville offers you free rapid blood HIV testing and free STD screening and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. HIV disease management may be obtained at local AIDS Healthcare Foundation health care centers. AHF Wellness also provides hepatitis A and B vaccines, referrals to HIV/AIDS specialists, and information on cryotherapy treatment, STDs, and safer sex, if you need it. Clinic hours are Wednesday, 4-7:30 p.m. and Saturday,10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
2 Shircliff Way, Suite 900 Jacksonville, Fla. 32204, 877-259-8727
CAN Community Health offers free confidential and anonymous HIV testing through conventional blood draw with results in about two weeks. Rapid HIV testing is also available but can’t be performed anonymously. It also provides free hepatitis C testing and STD testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Other services include hepatitis A and B vaccines, PrEP, HIV housing, support groups, and transportation. Spanish-speaking staff is available. Appointments are encouraged. Clinic hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
4615 Philips Highway Jacksonville, Fla. 32207, 904-508-0710
Hope Across the Globe offers free testing, treatment, prevention, education, and supportive services for HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes. It provides inpatient and/or outpatient care if you’re diagnosed with HIV or other STDs and low- to no-cost medications, including PrEP. Clinic hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and one Saturday per month. You may also request free transportation to and from this clinic or other medical appointments.
6817 Southpoint Parkway, Suite 802 Jacksonville, Fla. 32216, 904-374-4500
Planned Parenthood operates the Jacksonville Health Center and offers HIV screening, and chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis, genital warts, herpes, and trichomoniasis testing and treatment. It provides male and female condoms, STD/safer sex education, and HPV vaccines. American Sign Language interpreters are available with interpretation for other languages available by phone if you need it. Clinic hours vary by day, so call ahead.
5978 Powers Ave. Jacksonville, Fla. 32217, 904-399-2800
Positive Health Alliance provides confidential HIV testing through conventional and rapid blood tests and disease management if you test positive, regardless of your ability to pay. If you test negative, you can get on PrEP to stay negative. It also offers confidential chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and hepatitis B and C screening with immediate treatment regardless of your ability to pay. Medical professionals and certified HIV counselors educate you on HIV and STDs. The clinic is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
91 12th St. S Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 32250, 888-752-2267
South Jacksonville Health Services is part of the Florida Department of Health in Duval County and provides STD testing, including for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and HIV. It also gives hepatitis A and B vaccines. The clinic accepts private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, with a low-cost sliding scale available if you’re uninsured. Appointments are required during clinic hours, which are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
3225 University Blvd. S Jacksonville, Fla. 32216, 904-253-1000