Complete STD Panel
Check for 7 common sexually transmitted infections in men and women at a major diagnostic laboratory.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
This urine test may be used to detect the bacteria that cause chlamydia and gonorrhea infections.
South Dakota STD Testing Directory
Please note that the labs listed below do not accept payment and will not perform testing without a physician’s order. To get a physician’s order, you can purchase lab tests in our secure online Shop. If you need assistance, please call us at 1-877-511-5227 or email [email protected] All orders are confidential.
STD Trends in South Dakota
STDs are a growing public health concern in South Dakota because rates have increased statewide. Of the commonly reported infectious diseases in South Dakota, STDs are the most prevalent, with chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis being the most reported. All three STDs have increased over the last 10 years, but the largest surge has been recorded in syphilis infections.
While better screening programs and technology may partly explain some increases in STDs, the state’s upward trend is highly concerning. Some notable trends in South Dakota over the last decade and in recent years include:
|STD Trends in South Dakota|
|State rank||Cases||Rate per 100,000 population|
Source: CDC 2020 STD Surveillance Report
STD Screening Recommendations and Risk Factors
If you have sex, you are at risk for getting an STD. According to the CDC, risk factors for STDs include:
- Unprotected sex (anal, vaginal, or oral)
- Sex with multiple partners
- Anonymous sex partners
- Sex under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Injection of drugs or sharing needles
Should you get tested for STDs? And how often? Talk to your doctor to be sure, but you should generally follow these CDC recommendations:
|Who should get tested||How often to test|
|Anyone who is sexually active||At least once for HIV and more often if you have new partners|
|Sexually active women under 25 or women 25+ with new or multiple sex partners or a partner with an STD||Annually for gonorrhea and chlamydia|
|Pregnant women||During pregnancy for syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea|
|Sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men||
|Anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment||Annually for HIV and Hepatitis B and C|
|People who have had oral or anal sex||Discuss throat and rectal testing with your health care provider|
STD Testing in South Dakota:
South Dakota Community STD Testing Centers
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:
- Fall River County Family Reproductive Health Program
Address: 709 Jensen Highway, Suite D, Hot Springs, SD 57747Number: (605) 745-5135
- Hughes County Community Health
Address: 740 East Sioux Avenue, Suite 107, Pierre, SD 57501Number: (605) 773-5348 or (605) 773-4937
- Rapid City HIV/AIDS and STD Testing Field Office
Address: 909 East St. Patrick Street, Suite 10, Rapid City, SD 57701Number: (605) 394-5298 or (866)474-8221
- Sioux Falls HIV/AIDS and STD Testing Field Office
Address: 4101 West 38th Street, Suite 102, Sioux Falls, SD 57106Number: (866) 315-9214
- South Dakota Department of Health
Address: 600 East Capital Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501Number: (605)773-3361 or (800) 738-2301
Frequently Asked Questions About STD Tests in South Dakota
Which STD has the highest number of cases in South Dakota?
Chlamydia is the most common STD in South Dakota at a rate of 457.1 cases per 100,000 people. But South Dakota ranks highest for gonorrhea at seventh in the nation, though the rate of infection is lower than chlamydia at 274.0 cases per 100,000 people.
Is STD testing free in South Dakota?
There are free STD clinics in South Dakota, including at the Sioux Falls HIV/AIDS and STD Testing Field Office.
How much does STD testing cost in South Dakota?
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.
What is included in a full STD panel?
When getting a full STD panel, expect to test for HIV, herpes, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Does insurance cover STD testing?
Insurance coverage depends on the clinic you visit, but most public and private STD clinics accept insurance. Contact the clinic before your visit to ask about insurance policies.
How long does it take to get STD results?
Some clinics offer rapid results, such as HIV test results, within 30 minutes. Still, other tests may take up to a week to return results, particularly bacterial testing, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.