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You can find free or low-cost STD testing at many clinics near Sedona. Some testing sites accept insurance but won’t turn you away if you’re uninsured, either.
According to the CDC, Arizona had the second-highest rate of new congenital syphilis cases per capita in the entire U.S. in 2019. It also had above average rates of new chlamydia and gonorrhea cases and the sixth-highest rate of new primary and secondary syphilis cases per capita that year. If you live in Sedona and are sexually active, having regular STD testing should be a part of your health care routine.
If you’re 17 or younger, you get free STD testing and services at Coconino County Public Health Services in Flagstaff. Community Health Center of Yavapai won’t turn anyone away for inability to pay and accepts many insurances, including Medicaid and Medicare. The North Country HealthCare’s Flagstaff Clinic offers free conventional and rapid blood HIV testing and low-cost STD testing. Anyone can visit Planned Parenthood’s clinic at the Flagstaff Health Center, where you also won’t be turned away for inability to pay.
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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:
Coconino County Public Health Services’ Health and Wellness Clinic in Flagstaff provides low-cost testing, counseling, and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, hepatitis C, and herpes. You can also obtain expedited partner therapy, PrEP, PEP, and free condoms. Targeted HIV testing and all services for adolescents aged 17 or younger are free. The clinic offers a sliding fee scale and accepts some private insurance plans, AHCCCS/Medicaid, and Medicare Part B. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and you’ll need to make an appointment.
2625 North King Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004, 928-679-7222
You can receive confidential HIV testing and screening and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis at the CHCY’s Cottonwood location, about 20 miles from Sedona. The center also offers HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines and male and female condoms. CHCY accepts Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (Medicaid), Medicare, and private insurance. It also has a sliding fee scale with nominal fees starting at $20, but you’ll be seen regardless of your payment ability. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
51 Brian Mickelsen Parkway Cottonwood, AZ 86326, 928-639-8132
Native Americans for Community Action’s Family and Behavioral Health Center offers hepatitis A and B vaccines and HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis testing. NACA provides services to all ethnic groups and ages in Flagstaff and the surrounding areas. It accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance and applies a sliding fee scale if you qualify and plan to self-pay. Appointments are required, with same-day appointments offered to established patients only. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1500 East Cedar Avenue, Suite 26 Flagstaff, AZ 86004, 928-773-1245
Visit the North Country HealthCare’s Flagstaff Clinic for free conventional and rapid blood HIV testing and low-cost STD testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes, and syphilis. The clinic also offers PrEP for the uninsured and HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. North Country HealthCare accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance and bills low-income qualifiers based on a sliding fee scale. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2920 North 4th Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004, 928-522-9400
Planned Parenthood operates the Flagstaff Health Center, 22 miles from Sedona, where you can access HIV testing and chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital warts, herpes, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomoniasis testing and treatment. It also offers HPV vaccines and condoms. If you’re uninsured, you may qualify for a lower fee scale or state-funded program, but you won’t be turned away due to an inability to pay. Clinic hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2500 South Woodlands Village Boulevard, Suite 12 Flagstaff, AZ 86001, 928-779-3653