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Confidential and free or low-cost STD testing is available in and around Richmond. Clinics will see you with or without insurance, and many offer follow-up services if you test positive.
According to the CDC, there were more than 35,000 new cases of chlamydia and nearly 12,000 new cases of gonorrhea reported in Indiana in 2019 alone. Residents also reported new cases of syphilis throughout the state. If you’re sexually active, it’s important to get regular STD testing.
STD testing is available to anyone over the age of 14 costs only $20 at The Bell Flower clinic in Indianapolis, where no insurance or parental consent is necessary. If you test positive, its Disease Intervention Specialists will help you arrange appropriate treatment services, including partner notification. Northwest of Richmond, Open Door Health Services tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV five days a week and provides follow-up care if you test positive.
If you live or work south of Richmond, Planned Parenthood’s clinic in the Hamilton Health Center is a good option for STD testing and treatment. If you think you may have come into contact with an infected individual, you can visit the Wayne County Community Health Clinic.
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 Bell Flower Clinic functions as part of the Marion County Public Health Department. Its trained clinicians provide STD testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and HIV. The facility offers physical exams if you have symptoms. If you test positive, its Disease Intervention Specialists will follow up with you to arrange appropriate services, including partner notification. The Bell Flower Clinic also dispenses herpes and HPV treatment. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and appointments are required. Insurance is not accepted, and appointments cost a flat fee of $20. Individuals aged 14 and older don’t need parental consent, and all services are confidential.
Fifth Third Bank Building, 1st floor 640 Eskenazi Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202, 317-221-8300
If you live or work northwest of Richmond and are a sexually active adult, Open Door Health Services is an option for STD testing. The facility offers screening for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. The clinic’s Disease Intervention Specialists provide treatment and assistance if you test positive and conduct home visits as necessary. Open Door Health Services works on a sliding fee scale. The clinic’s hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
333 South Madison Street Muncie, IN 47305, 765-286-7000
Planned Parenthood in Hamilton, OH, is a good choice if you live or work south of Richmond. The clinic offers testing and treatment for a wide variety of STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, in addition to HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. It also provides HIV testing and case management, as well as PEP and PrEP preventative treatments. Planned Parenthood’s services are available for males and females from adolescence through adulthood. The clinic accepts most major insurance plans and offers a sliding fee scale if you’re without insurance. It operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Tuesdays from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., and the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
11 Ludlow Street Hamilton, OH 45011, 513-856-8332
Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County provides confidential testing and treatment resources for STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. You can also get rapid HIV testing and PrEP prevention at this location. All testing and treatment resources are confidential. The clinic requires appointments, and its hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Reibold Building 117 South Main Street Dayton, OH 45422, 937-225-4550
The Wayne County Community Health Clinic is a division of the health department. It offers free syphilis and hepatitis B and C testing in addition to HIV testing and counseling. If you think you may have come into contact with an infected individual, you can visit the clinic on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments aren’t necessary.
100 South 5th Street Richmond, IN 47374, 765-973-9245