STD Testing in Nebraska

Getting tested for STDs in Nebraska can help you identify STDs early, protect yourself and your partners, and limit the spread of STDs – especially STDs with undetectable or mild symptoms.

STDs are a national concern, and Nebraska has an especially high rate of chlamydia, ranking 28th in the country according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, the state is ranked 41st for syphilis, 45th for congenital syphilis, and 32nd for gonorrhea.

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

There are numerous Nebraska STD testing resources where you can get answers to your questions about STDs and get tested for free or at a low cost. Douglas County Health Department provides free testing to teens and young adults age 24 or younger, and the City of Lincoln Community Health Services offers low-cost testing to anyone.

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Complete STD Panel

Complete STD Panel

$239.00

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

$144.00

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

Nebraska 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 you should generally follow these CDC recommendations:

STD Testing in Nebraska:

Nebraska 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 Nebraska

Which STD has the highest number of cases in Nebraska?

Chlamydia is the most common STD in Nebraska at a rate of 457.2 cases per 100,000 people in the state. But Nebraska also has a high rate of gonorrhea at 177.5 cases per 100,000 people.

Is STD testing free in Nebraska?

There are some free STD clinics in Nebraska, including the Douglas County Health Department. Other sites offer low-cost testing, like the City of Lincoln Community Health Services.

How much does STD testing cost in Nebraska?

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

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