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.
Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island
In 2015, Rhode Island was ranked 41st in the United States for new HIV diagnoses, while other STDs were even more prevalent throughout the state. Although this may seem insignificant, it’s important to remember that Rhode Island is the smallest state geographically and among the least densely populated in the country. Several factors contributed to an increased rate of STDs in the state. This includes socioeconomic inequality that results in reduced access to testing, health care, and information. STD trends seen throughout Rhode Island include:
|STD Trends in Rhode Island|
|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 you should 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 Rhode Island:
Rhode Island 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:
- Agape Community Care Alliance
Address: 292 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907Number: (401) 572-3800
- AIDS Project Rhode Island
Address: 55 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906Number: (401) 831-5522
- Lifespan Free STD Testing
Address: 557 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907Number: (401) 781-0665
- Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island
Address: 175 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903Number: (401) 421-9620
- Rhode Island STD Clinic at The Miriam Hospital
Address: 180 Corliss Street, Providence, RI 02906Number: (401) 793-4715
Frequently Asked Questions About STD Tests in Rhode Island
Which STD has the highest number of cases in Rhode Island?
Chlamydia is the most common STD in Rhode Island at a rate of 455.0 cases per 100,000 people in the state.
Is STD testing free in Rhode Island?
There are free STD clinics in Rhode Island, including the Rhode Island STD Clinic at The Miriam Hospital.
How much does STD testing cost in Rhode Island?
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.