Michigan STD Testing Directory
To help you locate an accredited laboratory/testing center, a list of resources has been compiled and can be found below.
Consult with your health care provider about any lab testing that you may be considering. It is also important to follow up with your health care provider to discuss your results within the context of your medical history.
STD Trends in Michigan
Michigan’s reported STDs are generally below average, except for gonorrhea, which is above average. In Michigan, some underlying causes of increased STDs relate to a complex network of social factors. These factors may include economic disparities that prevent access to appropriate health care, substance use, homelessness, and the exchange of sex for money or other resources. Startling trends seen in Michigan include:
|STD Trends in Michigan
|State rank||Cases||Rate per 100,000 population|
Source: CDC 2020 STD Surveillance Report
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:
|Who should get tested||How often to test|
|Anyone who is sexually active||At least once for HIV and more often if you have new partners|
|Sexually active women under 25 or women 25+ with new or multiple sex partners or a partner with an STD||Annually for gonorrhea and chlamydia|
|Pregnant women||During pregnancy for syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea|
|Sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men||
|Anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment||Annually for HIV and Hepatitis B and C|
|People who have had oral or anal sex||Discuss throat and rectal testing with your health care provider|
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:
- Allegan County Health Department
Address: 3255 122nd Ave., Allegan, MI 49010Number: (269) 673-5411
- Berrien County Health Department
Address: 1205 Front St., Niles, MI 49120Number: (269) 684-2800
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
Address: 4081 W. Polk Rd., Hart, MI 49420Number: (231) 873-7251
- Oakland County Health Department
Address: 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac, MI 48341Number: (248) 858-1280
- Detroit Health Department
Address: STD Clinic, 50 E. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201Number: (313) 577-9100
- Kalamazoo Health Center
Address: 4201 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49006Number: (269) 372-1200
- Kent County Health Department
Address: 700 Fuller Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503Number: (616) 632-7100
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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2020 STD Surveillance Report. Updated 2021. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2020/tables/2020-STD-Surveillance-State-Ranking-Tables.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. STDs and HIV – CDC Basic Fact Sheet. Updated April 12, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/std/hiv/stdfact-std-hiv.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Michigan – State Health Profile. Updated 2016. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/stateprofiles/pdf/Michigan_profile.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) – CDC Fact Sheets. Updated January 13, 2022. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/std/healthcomm/fact_sheets.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) – Which Tests Should I Get? Updated December 14, 2021. Accessed November 4, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningreccs.htm