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Mesa has several clinics that provide low-cost STD testing. Many clinics accept common insurance plans or provide sliding scale fees based on your income if you’re uninsured. While appointments are recommended at most locations, you can find walk-in options, too.
Arizona has some of the highest rates of syphilis in the nation. The state had the second-highest number of new congenital syphilis cases and the sixth-highest level of new primary and secondary syphilis cases in the nation in 2019, according to the CDC. To protect your sexual health, you should get regular STD testing in Mesa.
Many clinics in and around Mesa offer convenient and low-cost STD testing. Adelante Healthcare has extended hours from as early as 7 a.m. to as late as 7 p.m., with STD testing even available on Saturday. Be Well Family Care also has Saturday hours and offers transgender care in addition to STD testing and treatment. Native Health provides affordable health care for indigenous people and other individuals experiencing barriers to holistic and culturally sensitive health care, including STD testing.
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:
Adelante Healthcare is an FQHC offering affordable health care. STD testing and treatment are available. Clinic hours are Mondays to Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can make appointments by phone or, once registered as a patient, online. Adelante Healthcare accepts most insurances. If you’re uninsured, there’s an affordable self-pay option and sliding scale fees provided you qualify in terms of income, family size, and situation.
1705 West Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201, Multiple Maricopa County locations, 877-809-5092
Be Well Family Care is a medical practice offering family medicine, STD testing and treatment, woman’s health, and transgender care. Clinic hours are Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You need to register as a patient to make an appointment. Be Well Family Care offers several payment options and accepts most insurances. You can access test results on your patient portal.
1845 East Broadway, Suite 116, Tempe, Arizona 85282, 480-410-4128
Mountain Park Health Center is a nonprofit community health center. It offers primary care, women’s health, and pediatric care. Services include testing and treatment for STDs. You can get appointments on Mondays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Tuesdays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Park Health Center accepts most insurances and will help uninsured patients obtain financial assistance. If you’re eligible, the clinic offers fees based on a sliding scale.
1840 East Broadway Road ,Tempe, AZ 85281, Multiple Maricopa County locations, 602-243-7277
Native Health in Arizona provides affordable health care for indigenous people and other individuals experiencing barriers to holistic and culturally sensitive health care. Native Health offers STD testing as well as free HIV testing. Walk-ins are welcome, and you can get same-day appointments. Native Health offers treatment irrespective of race, color, or national origin. Clinic hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with telehealth services available until 7 p.m.
777 West Southern Avenue, Building C, and E, Mesa, AZ 85210, Multiple Maricopa County locations, 480-550-4048
Planned Parenthood offers a range of health care services, including STD testing and treatment. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are best. The clinic is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Planned Parenthood accepts most insurances. If you’re not insured, you may qualify for reduced fees based on your income and family size.
1235 South Gilbert Road, Mesa, AZ 85204, Multiple Arizona locations, 602-277-7526
Sapphire Health and Wellness offers primary care, including STD testing and treatment. Other services include addiction therapy and weight loss. You need to make an appointment for testing, which you can do over the phone or online portal. Clinic hours are Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday to Friday between 9 a.m., and 7 p.m. Telehealth is available. Sapphire Health and Wellness accepts most insurances. If you’re uninsured, discounts for essential services are available depending on your income and family status.
3530 South Val Vista Drive, Suite A111, Gilbert, Arizona 85297, 480-219-7810
Valleywise Community Health Center in Mesa is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) offering primary healthcare, including STD testing and treatment. The clinic opens Mondays to Fridays between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. You need an appointment for STD testing. The center accepts most insurance plans. If you don’t have health insurance, the center offers affordable treatment based on a sliding scale depending on your circumstances.
59 South Hibbert, Mesa, AZ 85210, Multiple Maricopa County locations, 833-855-9973