STD Testing in Michigan

Getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Michigan 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 a national concern, and Michigan has an especially high rate of gonorrhea, ranking 14th in the country according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, the state is ranked 33rd for chlamydia and 24th 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 to prevent potentially serious health issues and stop the spread.

There are numerous Michigan STD testing resources where you can get answers to your questions about STDs and get tested, often for free or at a low cost. Allegan and Kent County Health Departments offer free testing, and Planned Parenthood locations in the state offer a full suite of sexual health services.

STD
Complete STD Panel

Complete STD Panel

$239

Check for 7 common sexually transmitted infections in men and women at a major diagnostic laboratory.


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Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

$144

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

Michigan 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 Michigan:

Michigan 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 Michigan

Which STD has the highest number of cases in Michigan?

Chlamydia is the most common STD in Michigan at a rate of 448.3 cases per 100,000 people. But Michigan ranks highest for gonorrhea at 14th in the nation, though the rate of infection is lower than chlamydia at 234.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Is STD testing free in Michigan?

Michigan offers some free STD clinics, including through the Allegan and Kent County Health Departments.

How much does STD testing cost in Michigan?

STD pricing varies by location and the type of testing you’re seeking. Community or nonprofit clinics usually 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?

A full STD panel usually consists of HIV, herpes, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

Does insurance cover STD testing?

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?

Rapid results may sometimes be available within 30 minutes, such as those for HIV. Other tests may take several days to return results, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, which are bacterial tests.

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