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If you’re sexually active and live in the Sioux Falls area, you have several options for regular, private, and affordable STD testing, which can go a long way in keeping an eye on you and your partner’s health.
Although Kentucky ranks lower than the national average in case of rates for chlamydia, primary and secondary syphilis, and congenital syphilis, the state is 9th in the country, with 246 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 people against a nationwide 188.4 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000. By getting tested regularly, you can protect yourself.
Suppose you’re a Native American or uninsured adult or adolescent. In that case, South Dakota Urban Indian Health provides a wide range of medical and behavioral care solutions for Native Americans, including STD testing and counseling. Siouxland District Health Department is an option if you live or work south of Sioux Falls.
Sioux Falls Health Center
Midtown Family Planning Clinic
Community Health Clinic
Sioux Falls HIV/AIDS and STD Testing Field Office
Urban Indian Health Program
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:
Planned Parenthood provides you with a range of health care resources. Its professional staff delivers confidential STD testing, treatment, and vaccines, as well as HIV testing and referrals. The clinicians also offer general health care, whether you’re a man or woman, in addition to emergency contraception, birth control, pregnancy testing and resources, and abortions. Appointments are required, except emergency contraception services, and hours vary depending on the day. Planned Parenthood provides care to the uninsured on a sliding-fee scale and accepts several insurance plans.
6511 W. 41st St. Sioux Falls, S.D. 57106, 605-361-5100
Sanford Health Midtown Family Planning Clinic provides you with personalized care when treating a range of conditions. Its team performs confidential STD tests, offering treatment and education. The center’s professional expertise includes family planning, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, oncology, and women’s health. The clinic is open for appointments Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Discounted fees are available for the uninsured, and the clinic accepts various insurance plans.
1205 S. Grange Ave., MB2, Suite 301 Sioux Falls, S.D. 57105, 605-312-8350
The Sioux Falls Health Department provides a range of medical and dental services to nearby residents. Its clinic offers STD and HIV testing and referrals, in addition to prevention education resources. The professional staff conducts all visits confidentially and respectfully. Other services include well-childcare, X-rays, primary care, and behavioral health. Appointments are required. Hours are Monday and Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
521 N. Main Ave. Sioux Falls, S.D. 57104, 605-367-8793
Siouxland District Health Department is an option if you live or work south of Sioux Falls near the Iowa border. The health department’s clinic does not require county residence to test and treat individuals for various medical conditions, including STDs. All services are confidential and are available on a sliding fee scale. Appointments are necessary and arranged Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1014 Nebraska St. Sioux City, Iowa 51105, 712-279-6119
South Dakota Urban Indian Health provides you a wide range of medical and behavioral care solutions if you’re Native American or live in the area and are uninsured. The clinic offers STD and HIV testing, treatment, and counseling, in addition to preventative vaccines, including HPV and hepatitis A and B. Preventive health care options are also available, such as blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol checks. The clinic also conducts sports and school physicals and immunizations. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1200 N. West Ave. Sioux Falls, S.D. 57104, 605-339-0420