Oregon 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 Oregon
STD cases in Oregon reached a new high in 2020. Chlamydia infections remained roughly the same from 2019, but gonorrhea and syphilis diagnoses increased sharply. Over the period from 2008 to 2020, STD diagnoses in Oregon have increased annually. STD infections in major centers in counties such as Multnomah (Portland), Benton, Jefferson, and Malheur are 50% higher than for the rest of Oregon. Dramatic STD trends in Oregon include:
|STD Trends in Oregon
|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 Oregon:
Oregon 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:
- Clackamas County Public Health
Address: 2051 Kaen Road, Suite 367, Oregon City, OR 97045Number: (503) 742-5300
- Deschutes County Health
Address: 412 Southwest 8th Street, Redmond, OR 97736Number: (541) 617-4775
- Jackson County Public Health
Address: 140 South Holly Street, Medford, OR 97501Number: (541) 774-8209
- Lane County Public Health Services
Address: 151 West Seventh Avenue, Room 310, Eugene, OR 97401Number: (541) 682-4041
- Linn County Public Health
Address: 315 Southwest 4th Avenue, Public Health Annex, Albany, OR 97321Number: (541) 967-3888
- Marion County Public Health
Address: 3180 Center Street Northeast, Salem, OR 97301Number: (503) 588-5342
- Multnomah County Health Services
STD ClinicAddress: 619 Northwest Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Portland, OR 97209Number: (503) 988-3700
- Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division
Address: Portland State Office Building, 800 Northeast Oregon Street, Portland, OR 122643Number: (971) 673-1222.
- Washington County Health and Human Services
Address: 155 North First Avenue, Suite 189, Hillsboro, OR 97124Number: (503) 846-3594
Frequently Asked Questions About STD Tests in Oregon
Which STD has the highest number of cases in Oregon?
Chlamydia is the most common STD in Oregon at a rate of 376.0 cases per 100,000 people in the state.
Is STD testing free in Oregon?
There are free STD clinics in Oregon, including at Washington County Health and Human Services.
How much does STD testing cost in Oregon?
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.