I. STD Directory in Richmond, VA

Showing 28 Testing Locations in Richmond
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Capital Area Health Network

Southside Medical Center

free / low cost
101 Cowardin Ave
Ste 102
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 780-0840

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Capital Area Health Network

Greater Fulton Medical Center

free / low cost
1718 Williamsburg Rd
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 780-0840

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Capital Area Health Network

Northside Medical Center

free / low cost
2809 North Ave
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 780-0840

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 9:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 9:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 9:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 7:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Capital Area Health Network

Glenwood Medical and Dental Center

free / low cost
2711 Byron St
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 780-0840

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Capital Area Health Network

Bermuda Medical Center

free / low cost
2740 Bensley Commons Blvd
North Chesterfield, VA 23237
(804) 780-0840

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 6:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 6:00pm
  • Wednesday,9:00am To 6:00pm
  • Thursday,9:00am To 6:00pm
  • Friday,9:00am To 6:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CrossOver Health Center

Cowardin Clinic

free / low cost
108 Cowardin Ave
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 655-2794
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 3:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: On the 1st Friday of the month clinic is open 8:30am–12:30pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
CrossOver Health Center

Henrico Clinic

free / low cost
8600 Quioccasin Rd
Ste 105
Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 655-2794
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 8:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 3:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: On the 1st Friday of the month clinic is open 8:30am–12:30pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
3514 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 9:00am To 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, 9:00am To 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, 9:00am To 7:00pm
  • Thursday, 9:00am To 7:00pm
  • Friday, 9:00am To 7:00pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
5001 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
7048 Mechanicsville Tpke
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Daily Planet

West Grace Health Center

free / low cost
517 W Grace St
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 783-2505

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Call for HIV testing information and schedule.
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Health Brigade

free / low cost
1010 N Thompson St
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 358-6343
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,9:00am To 12:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: All HIV testing is by appointment only
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Minority Health Consortium Incorporated

free / low cost
208 E Clay St
Ste B
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 225-0820

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,10:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,10:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,10:00am To 11:45pm
  • Thursday,10:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,10:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: The HELP Community Advisory Board host an after-hours Drop-In Center at the Minority Health Consortium Wednesday evenings 6pm-12pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Nationz Foundation

free / low cost
4794 Finlay St
Ste 1
Richmond, VA 23231
(804) 716-7597
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 11am To 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, 11am To 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, 11am To 6:00pm
  • Thursday, 11am To 6:00pm
  • Friday, 11am To 6:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Every 4th Saturday of the month from 10am-1pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis B Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Richmond City Health District

Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic

free / low cost
401 E Main St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 482-5500

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,7:30am To 3:30pm
  • Wednesday,7:30am To 3:30pm
  • Friday,7:30am To 3:30pm
  • Tuesday: -: - -:
  • Thursday: -: - -:
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: STI Clinic registration for clinic is on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays7:30am-10:30am and 12:30pm-3:30pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Richmond City Health District

Gilpin Community Center

free / low cost
436 Calhoun Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 786-1960
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Monday: -: - -:
  • Wednesday: -: - -:
  • Thursday: -: - -:
  • Friday: -: - -:
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Richmond City Health District

Mosby Resource Center

free / low cost
1536 Coalter Street
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 786-0204
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Wednesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Monday: -: - -:
  • Tuesday: -: - -:
  • Thursday: -: - -:
  • Friday: -: - -:
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Richmond City Health District

Whitcomb Resource Center

free / low cost
2106 Deforrest Street
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 786-0555
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Monday: -: - -:
  • Wednesday: -: - -:
  • Thursday: -: - -:
  • Friday: -: - -:
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Richmond City Health District

Fairfield Resource Center

free / low cost
2311 N 25th St
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 786-4099
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Thursday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Monday: -: - -:
  • Tuesday: -: - -:
  • Wednesday: -: - -:
  • Friday: -: - -:
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Richmond City Health District

Creighton Resource Center

free / low cost
2150 Creighton Rd
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 371-0433
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Walk-ins accepted. Appointments preferred.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Richmond City Health District

Hillside Resource Center

free / low cost
1615 Glenfield Ave
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 230-7740
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Thursday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Monday: -: - -:
  • Tuesday: -: - -:
  • Wednesday: -: - -:
  • Friday: -: - -:
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Richmond City Health District

Broad Rock Community Center

free / low cost
4615 Ferguson Lane
Richmond, VA 23234
(804) 646-1477
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Wednesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Monday: -: - -:
  • Tuesday: -: - -:
  • Thursday: -: - -:
  • Friday: -: - -:
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
VCU Health at Mayland

Mayland Medical Center

free / low cost
3470 Mayland Ct
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 527-4540

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,7:00am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,7:00am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday,7:00am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,7:00am To 4:30pm
  • Friday,7:00am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Virginia Department of Health

Henrico County Health Department

free / low cost
1400 N Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 652-3190
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Virginia Department of Health

Henrico County Health Department

free / low cost
8600 Dixon Powers Dr
Henrico, VA 23228
(804) 501-4522
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Please call for appointment.
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free Hepatitis B Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Virginia League for Planned Parenthood

Richmond Health Center

free / low cost
201 N Hamilton St
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 355-4358
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 7:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 7:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 7:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Sunday,10:00am To 6:00pm
  • Notes: Note: On the 1st Monday of each month this health center will be open only until 6pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Walgreens

free / low cost
3520 Ellwood Ave
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 342-8864

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Walgreens

free / low cost
4845 S Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23231
(804) 226-4581
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Notes: Please contact the organization for hours of operation.
  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention records sexually-transmitted disease statistics for the nation and includes a breakdown of some STDs by metropolitan area. The Richmond area follows the state trends with regard to these three STDs, with reports of chlamydia and syphilis increasing from 2017 to 2018 while reports of gonorrhea decreased.

Chlamydia

The total number of chlamydia cases recorded by the CDC in 2018 for the Richmond metro area was 8,845. That’s up by close to 300 cases from the previous year. From 2016 to 2017, chlamydia infections in the area actually decreased slightly after a rather large jump from 2015 to 2016.

The Commonwealth of Virginia, as a whole, documented 43,695 cases of chlamydia in 2018, with the bulk of incidents related to younger individuals. More than 11,000 chlamydia diagnoses were linked to adolescents age 15 to 19, for example. And more than 17,000 documented cases were for patients aged 20-24.

2018 Chlamydia Diagnoses in Virginia by Age

Gonorrhea

The CDC’s number for gonorrhea cases in the Richmond area in 2018 is 2,977. That’s down from a reported figure of 3,200 the year before. Prior to that slight decrease, however, gonorrhea cases in the area had trended up since 2014, with a major jump of almost 1,000 new cases between 2015 and 2016.

Overall, that parallels the total figures for the Commonwealth.  Total cases for the state jumped by just over 2,000 from 2015 to 2016, which means half of the increase was seen in the Richmond area alone. In fact, the Richmond metro area accounted for roughly a quarter of all new Virginia gonorrhea diagnoses in 2018.

As with chlamydia, gonorrhea is much more likely to be diagnosed in a younger person than an older one. The majority of cases are found in people aged 15 to 34.

2018 Gonorrhea Diagnoses in Virginia by Age

Syphilis

The CDC lumps primary and secondary syphilis cases together when reporting for metropolitan areas. In 2018, it documented 210 cases in the Richmond area — a small number, but a stark increase from 2017, when the number was only 124 cases. Unlike gonorrhea or chlamydia figures, syphilis case numbers rose annually from 2014 to 2018 for Richmond.

That trend is true for the Commonwealth as a whole as well. Numbers jumped from 568 in 2014 to 892 in 2015. By 2018, documented early syphilis diagnoses by the Virginia Department of Health totaled 1,325. While older adults make up a relatively low incidence of syphilis diagnoses in the Commonwealth, this STD is much more spread out among age groups than gonorrhea or chlamydia.

You can have an STD and experience very little in the way of discomfort or symptoms. Or, you can have major symptoms that lead you to seek treatment right away. Either way, the long-term health risks associated with STDs can be severe. Getting tested regularly if you’re sexually active is one of the best ways to understand what your health risks might be so you can protect your body and future proactively. Residents near Richmond, VA, have access to several low-cost or free clinics that provide sexual health services.

III. STD Resources in Richmond, VA

Richmond City Health District

The Richmond City Health District includes a number of clinics and locations where residents may seek free or low-cost health care and testing. The clinic on Cary Street specifically offers STI and HIV screening as well as immunizations and screening and treatment for other health issues, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an hour closed for lunch between noon and 1 p.m. On the fourth Friday of a month, the clinic is closed after the lunch hour, and in any month with a fifth Friday, the clinic is closed all day for training.

400 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 482-5500
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Minority Health Consortium Incorporated

The office for Minority Health Consortium is open on most weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The group offers free testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV as well as STI counseling to assist people newly diagnosed with or facing these diseases. The free testing may be offered through specific clinics, including the HELP Drop-In clinic, which sometimes takes place in the evening or at night to accommodate people who can’t access services during the day. You can access services via walk-up during those types of clinics or by appointment. Call the organization if you’re not sure if services are being offered at the exact time you want to seek them.

208 East Clay Street, Suite B
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 225-0820
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Nationz Foundation

The foundation works to make HIV and STD testing more available to the LGBTQIA+ community. It also provides HIV services and counseling. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis testing is free Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The foundation also offers other services, including a food pantry, computer lab, and peer group support for HIV patients.

4794 Finlay Street, Suite1
Richmond VA 23231
(804) 716-7597
Website

Health Brigade

Health Brigade provides a variety of clinical services, including primary care. It takes insurance but also offers a sliding scale for fees and free services, including HIV and STD testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia. HIV test results are disclosed the same day; it can take a week to get other results. A needle exchange program and condom distribution are also among the services offered by this organization.

1010 North Thompson Street
Richmond VA 23230
(804) 358-6343 ext. 1102
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Virginia League for Planned Parenthood

This location also offers a variety of health services. It accepts insurance but also ensures everyone receives care despite their ability to pay. STD testing services include herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, trich, BV, HIV, and genital warts. Condoms are provided as well as the HPV vaccine. You can make an appointment on the website.

201 North Hamilton Street
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 355-4358
Website

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry

This service provides full care for HIV patients, including rapid, confidential testing. You can access testing whether or not you’re a patient of this organization. Testing is offered during business hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and the organization sometimes runs clinics for after-hours testing.

108 Cowardin Avenue
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 655-2794
Website

IV. Sources