STD Testing in Nevada

Getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Nevada 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 Nevada has an especially high rate of syphilis, ranking first in the country according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, the state is ranked fourth for congenital syphilis, 23rd for chlamydia, and 22nd 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 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 Nevada STD testing resources where you can get answers to your questions about STDs and get tested, often for free or at a low cost. The LGBTQIA+ Center offers free testing, and Planned Parenthood offers a full suite of sexual health services.

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 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 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:

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.


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