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STD testing can support your sexual health. If you’re sexually active, you’ll find plenty of locations for STD testing in Queens with confidential, affordable screening services.
New York state’s STD rates are higher than the national average for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, and those elevated numbers are driven in large part by the epidemic in Queens. Though HIV rates are falling, it is still one of the most commonly diagnosed STDs in Queens, along with chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Jamaica Sexual Health Clinic offers services to those 12 and older without parental consent, and services are provided at little to no cost based on a sliding scale. If you are under 21, you can be tested for HIV and STIs, and older patients will be referred to other locations. The Diane L. Max Health Center is operated by Planned Parenthood and tests for STDs including HIV, herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia.
Ramon Velez Health Care Center
Clay Avenue Family Health Center
Claremont Health Center
Park Avenue Health Center
Casa Maria Community Health Center
La Casa de Salud Health Center
Westchester Avenue Family Health Center
Far Rockaway Office
Division of Substance Abuse
Division of Substance Abuse
Division of Substance Abuse Services
Keith Haring ASC Harlem Center
South Bronx Clinical Services
Fulton Street Health Center
Broadway Health Center
Murray Hill Office
BMS at Genesis
BMS at Bristol
Harm Reduction Center
Broadway Williamsburg Office
Utica Avenue Crown Heights Office
Church Avenue Health Center
Sterling Health Center
The Hub Health Center
Sutphin Health Center
Westchester Square Health Center
Department of Family Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
Special Treatment and Research Center Brookdale
Broklyn Nurse Practitioners
Manhattan Avenue Family Health Center
Williamsburg Family Health Center
Teen Health Services
Bronx Health Center
Tremont Health Center
Helen B Atkinson Health Center
Caribbean House Health Center
Family Health Center
Queens Health Center
Dr Betty Shabazz Health Center
Long Island City Health Center
CABS Health Center
Edward Goldberg MD PC
Firehouse Health Center
Damian Family Health Center
Boriken Neighborhood Health Center
Haitian-American Community Coalition
The Nest Community Health Center
Willis Green Jr Health Center
Keith D Cylar House Health Center
East New York Community Health Center
Urban Horizons Family Health Center
Family Health Center of Harlem
AIDS Treatment Center
East Side Office
Upper East Side Office
Richmond Hill - Family Practice Center
HIV Primary Care Services
Montefiore Medical Group
Montefiore Medical Group
Melrose Avenue Clinic
137th Street Clinic
Peter Krueger Clinic
Institute for Advanced Medicine
Adolescent Health Center
Central Harlem Sexual Health Clinic
Morrisania Sexual Health Clinic
Jamaica Sexual Health Clinic
Corona Sexual Health Clinic
Crown Heights Sexual Health Clinic
Baker 23 Family Center
Special Care Center
Gary Jean-Baptiste MD
Lenox Hill Hospital
Primary Care Center at MEETH
North Shore University Hospital
Center for Young Adult Adolescent and Pediatric HIV
Canarsie Multi Service Center
Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center
Harlem Family Center
Jacobi Medical Center
Lincoln Medical Center
South Queens Health Care Center
Elmhurst Hospital Center
East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center
Woodhull Medical Center
Department of Population Health
The Bronx Center
Diane L Max Health Center
MIC Womens Health Services
Starting Point/Kaleidoscope Clinics
Fort Greene Clinic
Third Horizon Clinic
Special Treatment and Research Program
Bronx Teen Health Services
El Nuevo San Juan Health Center
Boricua Community Health Center
Plaza del Castillo Health Center
Plaza del Sol Family Health Center
Bella Vista Health Center
Ryan-NENA Community Health Center
Woodhull/Bushwick Community Health Center
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Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.
You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.
At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.
Choose the STD testing option you’re most comfortable with:
At home: You can test for STDs at home using a kit and send your sample to a lab for analysis.
If you think you might have an STD, it’s best to get tested. STDs don’t go away if you ignore them; they’ll just get worse and could grow into more serious health consequences. If left untreated, some STDs can lead to issues like infertility and more serious infections. You can also spread STDs to sexual partners if you have an untreated infection.
Ask your health care provider for STD testing recommendations or follow CDC recommendations for STD testing.
You can request specific STD tests or a full panel. An STD clinic can recommend tests based on your sexual health and symptoms.
A routine STD panel may include:
A full-panel STD test adds:
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.
Appointment policies vary by location, so call ahead or check the clinic website before you head in for a test. Some clinics or testing centers accept walk-ins or have same-day or next-day appointments.
Your STD test results time will depend on the test. Some clinics offer rapid HIV testing, which can offer results in less than 30 minutes. Bacterial STD testing (chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis) takes several days to get results, while viral STD testing (HPV, herpes, or HIV) results can take just one to two days.
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:
The AIDS Center of Queens County has five sites across the area and serves thousands of residents. The clinics can each provide you with rapid HIV testing as well as screen for hepatitis C and STIs. Its goal is to educate and assist members of underserved communities, including LGBTQ individuals and people of color. Appointments are not necessary, and counseling is also available. The Jamaica site offers services Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
161-21 Jamaica Avenue Jamaica, New York 11432, 718-896-2500
This health center, operated by Planned Parenthood, can test and treat you for STDs including HIV, herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. It provides condoms and other forms of protection as well as sex education and education about hepatitis vaccines. Services are offered on a sliding scale based on your ability to pay and either in-person or telehealth visits can be arranged. The staff is fluent in several languages including English, Spanish, and Russian. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. To 6:00 p.m. 21-41.
45th Road Queens, NY 11101, 212-965-7000
Healthy Latino Community Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that works to educate and assist members of the Latino community who have an STD or are at risk of contracting one. If you need their services and have insurance, you’re instructed to call the primary care physician to schedule an appointment. If you do not have insurance, you can receive free STD testing by calling in advance and showing a driver’s license or passport as a form of identification. Lubricants, male and female condoms, and other sexual health products are available to you at all their locations. The hours are by appointment only.
90-37 Parsons Boulevard Jamaica, New York 11432, 347-752-0852
At Jamaica Sexual Health Clinic, services are available to you at little to no cost. Pricing is calculated on a sliding scale, and you can receive services even if you are unable to pay. The clinic treats patients 12 and older without parental consent. If you are under the age of 21, you can be tested for HIV and STIs, but if you are 21 or older you will need to consult the provider directory on the NYC Sexual Health Clinic page for alternate locations. Emergency contraceptives, PrEP, evaluations, and initial HIV treatments are available to you as well. Hours for the clinic are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The clinic is only open from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the last Thursday of every month.
90-37 Parsons Boulevard 1st Floor Queens, New York 11432, 212-639-9675
The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center offers a wide range of health services at its multiple locations throughout New York. Offerings include sexual health education, testing, and treatment. The clinic can also test you for HIV and HEP C and provide you with treatment if you test positive. Men who have sex with men and transgender individuals can also receive case management services that provide referrals for housing, entitlements, job placements, and other needs. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for in-person appointments, video visits, and telephone consultations.
114-39 Sutphin Boulevard Jamaica, NY 11434, 718-945-7150