STD Testing in Maryland

Getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Maryland can help you identify STDs early, protect yourself and your partners, and limit the spread of STDs – especially those with undetectable or mild symptoms.

STDs are rising across the country, and in Maryland, they are even more prevalent. According to the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) STD Surveillance State Ranking report, Maryland is No. 12 for chlamydia, No. 24 for gonorrhea, No. 14 for syphilis, and No. 15 for congenital syphilis.

Many STDs are curable. For those that aren’t, treatments are usually available to help manage symptoms and prevent you from passing them on to others. If you’re sexually active, regular testing is the only way to know if you have an STD and get the treatment you need.

There are numerous Maryland STD testing resources where you can get answers and get tested for free or at a low cost. AHF offers free testing, and Planned Parenthood offers a full suite of sexual health services, along with interpreters, if you let them know in advance.

STD
Complete STD Panel

Complete STD Panel

$239

This panel checks for 7 common sexually transmitted infections.


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Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

$144

This urine test is used to detect the bacteria that cause chlamydia and gonorrhea infections.

Maryland STD Testing Directory

Please note that the labs listed below do not accept payment and will not perform testing without a physician’s order. To get a physician’s order, you can purchase lab tests in our secure online Shop. If you need assistance, please call us at 1-877-511-5227 or email [email protected] All orders are confidential.

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 generally follow these CDC recommendations:

STD Testing in Maryland:

Maryland 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:

Frequently Asked Questions About STD Tests in Maryland

Which STD has the highest number of cases in Maryland?

Chlamydia is the most common STD in Maryland at a rate of 535.9 cases per 100,000 people. It ranks 12th in the nation in chlamydia cases.

Is STD testing free in Maryland?

There are free STD clinics in Maryland, including at the Maryland Department of Health and Planned Parenthood.

How much does STD testing cost in Maryland?

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. Still, other tests may take up to a week to return results, particularly bacterial testing, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

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