STD Testing in North Carolina

Getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in North Carolina 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 North Carolina has an especially high rate of chlamydia, ranking fifth in the country according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, the state is ranked 10th for gonorrhea, 18th for primary and secondary syphilis, and 25th 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 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 resources where you can get answers to your questions and STD tests in North Carolina, often for free or at a low cost. Many local health departments offer free testing, including Mecklenburg County and Buncombe County.

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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.

North Carolina 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 generally follow these CDC recommendations:

STD Testing in North Carolina:

North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Which STD has the highest number of cases in North Carolina?

Chlamydia is the most common STD in North Carolina at a rate of 616.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Is STD testing free in North Carolina?

There are free STD clinics in North Carolina, including public options in most county health departments.

How much does STD testing cost in North Carolina?

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 to test for HIV, herpes, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

Does insurance cover STD testing?

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.

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