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 Trends in New Hampshire
New Hampshire’s reported STDs are well below average for the major STDs, but there are still some cases circulating, so it’s important to stay vigilant. Here are the most recent trends seen in New Hampshire:
|STD Trends in New Hampshire|
|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 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:
- City of Manchester
Address: Manchester Health Department, 1528 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101Number: (603) 624-6466
- Nashua Community Health Department
Address: Nashua Public Library, 2 Court Street, Nashua, NHNumber: (603) 589-4519
- Manchester Health Center
Address: 24 Pennacook Street, Manchester, NH 03104Number: (603) 669-7321
- Aspire Women’s Center
Address: 506 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246Number: (603) 528-3121
- Equality Health Center
Address: 38 S. Main Street, Concord, NHNumber: (603) 225-2739
- Coos County Family Health
Address: 133 Pleasant Street, Berlin, NH 03570Number: (603) 752-2040
- Derry Health Center
Address: 4 Birch Street, Derry, NH 03038Number: (603) 434-1354
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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2020 STD Surveillance Report. Updated 2021. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2020/tables/2020-STD-Surveillance-State-Ranking-Tables.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV/AIDS & STDs Basic Fact Sheet. Updated April 12, 2022. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/std/hiv/stdfact-std-hiv.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New Hampshire – State Health Profile. Updated 2016. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/stateprofiles/pdf/New_Hampshire_profile.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Fact Sheets. Updated January 13, 2022. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/std/healthcomm/fact_sheets.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Which Tests Should I Get? Updated December 14, 2021. Accessed November 8, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningreccs.htm