STD Testing in New Hampshire

Getting tested for STDs in New Hampshire 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, but New Hampshire has one of the lowest rates in the country, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The state is ranked 49th for both chlamydia and gonorrhea, 46th for primary and secondary syphilis, and last for congenital syphilis.

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 New Hampshire 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 Manchester Health Department offers low-cost testing, and the state’s Planned Parenthood locations offer a full suite of sexual health services.

New Hampshire 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 you should generally follow these CDC recommendations:

STD Testing in New Hampshire:

New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire

Which STD has the highest number of cases in New Hampshire?

Chlamydia is the most common STD in New Hampshire at a rate of 215.6 cases per 100,000 people. But New Hampshire ranks 49th in the nation, so it’s doing a great job keeping the disease under control.

Is STD testing free in New Hampshire?

There are low-cost STD clinics in New Hampshire, including the Nashua Community Health Department. Some people may qualify for free testing.

How much does STD testing cost in New Hampshire?

STDs have varying costs depending on location and the type of test. Some community or nonprofit clinics provide no-cost or affordable testing. You may also be able to use your health insurance at some private labs and clinics and for at-home 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?

Full STD panels typically include testing for HIV, herpes, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

Does insurance cover STD testing?

You may be able to use health insurance coverage for your STD testing, depending on the clinic you visit. Get in touch with the clinic to inquire before your appointment.

How long does it take to get STD results?

Some test results like HIV are rapid, and available within 30 minutes. Other tests can take up to a week for results, especially bacterial testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.


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