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Biddle Street Health Center
Lemp Avenue Health Center
North Florissant Avenue Health
South Broadway Health Center
Whittier Street Health Center
Pope Avenue Health Center
Dr Martin Luther King Health Center
Center for Communicable Disease HIV/STI and Hepatitis Service
Madison County AIDS Program
East Saint Louis Clinic
Washington Park Clinic
Central West End Health Center
North Central Community Health Center
Health Resource Center
Windsor Health Center
State Street Health Center
Fairmont City Health Center
Granite City Health Center
Centreville Health Center
Belleville Health Center
The SPOT Supporting Positive Opportunities with Teens
Infectious Disease Clinic
Rustins Place Drop-In Center
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.
In the state’s largest metropolitan area, Greater Saint Louis, STDs are a significant public health challenge. The area has recently experienced surging rates of the most common STDs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
According to the CDC, the rate of chlamydia infections in the Greater Saint Louis metropolitan area rose by nearly 15% between 2015 and 2019. The region’s infection rate is now nearly 9% higher than the Missouri average, and slightly higher than the rate recorded in the Kansas City area in 2019.
In 2018, 15- to 24-year-olds accounted for nearly two-thirds of Missouri’s chlamydia diagnoses, as shown in the below chart. Females were also overrepresented at 65% of cases. For these reasons, the CDC recommends yearly chlamydia screenings for women under 25.
Greater Saint Louis saw a dramatic rise in gonorrhea diagnoses between 2015 and 2019. The infection rate increased by nearly 50% to 280 cases per 100,000 people. This is approximately 10% higher than the incidence recorded in the Kansas City area, as well as in the state as a whole.
Missourians in the 20 to 24 age group were diagnosed most frequently in 2018, followed by 25- to 29-year-olds and 15- to 19-year-olds. While gonorrhea is seen less often in older age groups, sexually active Missourians of all ages are at risk of the infection. About 55% of reported cases were in men.
Many parts of the country are experiencing a surge in syphilis cases, and Greater Saint Louis is no exception. From 2015 to 2019, the region saw a 200% increase in the rate of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis diagnoses. This is much higher than the 105% increase the Kansas City metropolitan area recorded during the same period.
In Missouri, men are diagnosed with P&S syphilis much more often than women, and in 2018, they accounted for about 80% of the state’s cases. This is similar to nationwide statistics. Men who have sex with men are disproportionately impacted; for this high-risk population, the CDC recommends syphilis screening at least once a year.
Often, these common STDs don’t cause any obvious symptoms, so you may be unaware you have an infection. STDs may cause infertility or other serious health problems, but fortunately, they can be cured or treated. Take control of your health by visiting one of the many STD testing clinics that serve Saint Louis and the surrounding communities.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most critical public health challenges facing the United States, with approximately 26 million new STD infections occurring every year. Nearly half of these new infections affect young people ages 15 to 24.
Community-based organizations are a vital first line of defense in the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular. They generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
You may not be aware of all the STD resources available in Saint Louis that can help prevent the spread of STDs. Get connected with these community organizations that are leading the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS with resources and support:
This not-for-profit organization offers free STD testing and treatment referral services. You can walk in or make an appointment to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Hepatitis C and HIV tests are also offered at no cost; you’ll have your results in less than 20 minutes. To encourage STD screenings, the clinic offers incentives for clients who refer their friends or loved ones.
906 Olive Street
Saint Louis, MO 63101
At its many Saint Louis locations, this nonprofit organization provides affordable health care services, including testing and treatment for STDs. You can get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Affinia Healthcare accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance plans. The clinic offers discounted fees to uninsured patients, and depending on your income, you could pay as little as $25 for a medical visit. Some locations accept walk-ins.
4414 North Florissant Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63107
Multiple Saint Louis Locations
Vivent Health is a non-profit organization that works to prevent HIV infections in Missouri. At its Saint Louis clinic, you can get a free, rapid HIV test, as well as testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis C. For clients who prefer to learn their HIV status at home, the organization offers free at-home testing kits. Appointments are recommended, but the clinic accepts walk-ins on Mondays and Wednesdays.
2653 Locust Street
Saint Louis, MO 63103
At its four clinics in the Saint Louis area, Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers offers comprehensive health care services. You can visit its nearest location to get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes. Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans are accepted, and a sliding fee discount is available for uninsured patients. If you qualify for this discount, a nominal fee of $25 is due at the time of service. Some locations are open on Saturdays.
4055 Lindell Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Multiple Saint Louis Locations
Williams and Associates, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides free screenings for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. Screenings are offered by appointment only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hepatitis C and HIV screening results are available in just 20 minutes, while other results take about two weeks. Clients who test positive will be referred to treatment services. The organization offers a free weekly support group for HIV-positive clients.
3737 North Kingshighway Boulevard, Suite 204-206
Saint Louis, MO 63115
The SPOT Youth Center provides many free health and social services to youth. If you’re between 13 and 24, you can visit the center for STD testing and treatment. The clinic tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and trichomoniasis. Rapid HIV testing is also available, and the center refers HIV-positive youth to necessary medical care and support services. In addition to its STD services, the center offers pregnancy testing and birth control refills. Appointments are available on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
4169 Laclede Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108