Nevada 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 Nevada
Nevada’s reported STDs are among the highest in the nation for syphilis, but about average for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Some underlying causes of increased STDs in Nevada relate to a complex network of social factors. These may include economic disparities that prevent access to appropriate health care, substance use, homelessness, and the exchange of sex for money or other resources.
|STD Trends in Nevada
|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 Nevada:
Nevada 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:
- Carson City Health and Human Services
Address: 900 E. Long St., Carson City, NV 89706-3129Number: (775) 887-2190
- Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Address: 500 Damonte Ranch Pkwy., Suite 657, Reno, NV 89521Number: (775) 447-4494
- Southern Nevada Health District
Address: 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107Number: (702) 759-1000
- Washoe County Health District
Address: 1001 E. 9th St., Building B, Reno, NV 89512Number: (775) 328-2400
- The LGBTQIA+ Center
Address: 401 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89101Number: (702) 733-9800
- AHF Wellness Center – Las Vegas
Address: 3201 South Maryland Pkwy., Suite 218, Las Vegas NV 89109Number: (702) 639-8111
- Las Vegas Health Center
Address: 3220 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89102Number: (702) 878-7776
Frequently Asked Questions About STD Tests in Nevada
Which STD has the highest number of cases in Nevada?
Although syphilis is the biggest issue in Nevada, with the state ranking first in the nation for cases per 100,000, there are far more cases of chlamydia. At a rate of 478.5 cases per 100,000 people, Nevada is just slightly below the national average.
Is STD testing free in Nevada?
There are free STD clinics in Nevada, including the LGBTQIA+ Center and the AHF Wellness Center.
How much does STD testing cost in Nevada?
The cost of STD testing varies by location and test type. Some community or nonprofit clinics may offer free or low-cost testing to those who qualify or anyone who visits. If you have health insurance, you may be able to lower or cover the cost of testing at private labs, clinics, and at-home testing companies.
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 includes HIV, herpes, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis testing.
Does insurance cover STD testing?
Insurance coverage varies depending 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 provide rapid results for tests like HIV, which can be available within 30 minutes. Other tests can take up to a week to return results, especially if it’s a bacterial test for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis.