Complete STD Panel
Check for 7 common sexually transmitted infections in men and women at a major diagnostic laboratory.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
This urine test may be used to detect the bacteria that cause chlamydia and gonorrhea infections.
Montana 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 Trends in Montana
Montana’s reported STDs are generally below average, except for syphilis, which is above average. Some underlying causes of increased STDs in Montana relate to a complex network of social factors. Some of 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 Montana include:
|STD Trends in Montana|
|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 you should 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 Montana:
Montana 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:
- Ag Worker Health And Services (Billings Office)
Address: 3318 3rd Ave N Ste 200, Billings, MT 59101Number: (406) 248-3149
- Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Public Health
Address: 118 E 7th St 1st Fl, Anaconda, MT 59711Number: (406) 563-7863
- Cascade City-County Health Department
Address: 115 4th St S, Great Falls, MT 59401Number: (406) 454-6950
- Gay Health Task Force
Address: 127 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802Number: (406) 829-8075
- Open Aid Alliance
Address: 715 Ronan St, Missoula, MT 59801Number: (406) 543-4770
- Partnership Health Center (Creamery Clinic)
Address: 401 W Railroad St, Missoula, MT 59802Number: (406) 258-4789
- RiverStone Health (Billings Clinic)
Address: 123 S 27th St, Billings, MT 59101Number: (406) 247-3350
- Zoe Care
Address: 2251 W Kagy Blvd Ste 2, Bozeman, MT 59718Number: (406) 586-9444
Frequently Asked Questions About STD Tests in Montana
Which STD has the highest number of cases in Montana?
Chlamydia is the most common STD in Montana at a rate of 518.4 cases per 100,000 people.
Is STD testing free in Montana?
There are free STD clinics in Montana, such as those run by the Gay Health Task Force and the Open Aid Alliance.
How much does STD testing cost in Montana?
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 to test for 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?
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.