Complete STD Panel
Check for 7 common sexually transmitted infections in men and women at a major diagnostic laboratory.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
This urine test may be used to detect the bacteria that cause chlamydia and gonorrhea infections.
New Jersey 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 Trends in New Jersey
New Jersey’s reported STDs are generally below average, except for syphilis, which is above average. Some underlying causes of increased STDs in New Jersey relate to a complex network of social factors, including economic disparities that prevent access to appropriate health care, substance use, homelessness, and the exchange of sex for money or other resources.
Startling trends seen in New Jersey include:
|STD Trends in New Jersey
|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 New Jersey:
New Jersey 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:
- Atlantic County Health Department
Address: 1333 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401Number: (609) 343-2313
- Bergen County Health Services
Address: One Bergen County Plaza, Fourth Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076Number: (201) 336-3350
- Camden County Health Department
Address: 512 Lakeland Rd., Suite 637, Blackwood, NJ 08012Number: (856) 756-2266
- Cape May County Health Department
Address: 4 Moore Rd. DN-601, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210Number: (609) 465-1194
- Middlesex County Office of Health Services
Address: 596 Jersey Ave., Suite B, New Brunswick, NJ 08901Number: (732) 565-3788
- Monmouth County Health Services
Address: 20 Jackson St., Suite E, Freehold, NJ 07728Number: (732) 431-7456
- Ocean County Health Department
Address: 175 Sunset Ave., Toms River, NJ 08754Number: (732) 341-9700
Frequently Asked Questions About STD Tests in New Jersey
Which STD has the highest number of cases in New Jersey?
Chlamydia is the most common STD in New Jersey at a rate of 356.3 cases per 100,000 people. But New Jersey is below average compared to the national rate for chlamydia and other STDs. Its highest ranking overall is 28th for congenital syphilis.
Is STD testing free in New Jersey?
There are free STD clinics in New Jersey, including at a few county health departments.
How much does STD testing cost in New Jersey?
The cost of an STD test varies depending on where you go and the type of test you need. Some community or nonprofit clinics provide 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 to test 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. Still, other tests may take up to a week to return results, particularly bacterial testing, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.