STD Testing in New York

Getting tested for STDs in New York 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, and New York has an especially high rate of syphilis, ranking eleventh in the country according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, the state is ranked 36th for congenital syphilis, 17th for chlamydia, and 19th 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 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 York STD testing resources where you can get answers to your questions about STDs and get tested, often for free or at a low cost.

STD
Complete STD Panel

Complete STD Panel

$239.00

Check for 7 common sexually transmitted infections in men and women at a major diagnostic laboratory.


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Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

$144.00

This urine test may be used to detect the bacteria that cause chlamydia and gonorrhea infections.

New York 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 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 York:

New York 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 York

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

Congenital syphilis is the most common STD in New York at a rate of 30 cases per 100,00 people in the state, followed by syphilis with 30 cases at a rate of 13.5 per 100,000 population. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are less prevalent but still a concern with New York ranking 32nd and 25th respectively.

Is STD testing free in New York?

There are free STD clinics in New York, including The MOCHA Center Rochester and Community Access Services. Other clinics offer services on a sliding fee scale if you meet certain qualifications. If you need help paying for STD testing, talk to the clinic and find out what options are available.

How much does STD testing cost in New York?

The cost of an STD test will vary by location and test type. Some clinics, usually community or nonprofit clinics, offer 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 testing 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, but other tests may take up to a week to return results, particularly bacterial testing including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

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