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STDs are on the rise in Stockbridge every year, and the best way to protect yourself and prevent the spread is to get screened. Whether you’re feeling symptoms or just want peace of mind, don’t wait. There are confidential in-person and easy at-home STD testing options near you in Stockbridge.
Georgia has higher rates of STDs based on the CDC STD Surveillance State Ranking report. Georgia is No. 7 in chlamydia cases, No. 8 with syphilis prevalence, No. 12 for congenital syphilis, and closer to average with No. 19 in gonorrhea—yet the number is still high.
There are resources where you can get free and low-cost STD screening in Stockbridge, GA. Southside Medical Center has three clinics nearby that offer low-cost STD testing and free conventional blood HIV testing, plus free PrEP if you do not have insurance. Clayton County Health District Annex administers HPV and hepatitis A/B vaccines and distributes free condoms.
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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:
District 4 provides STD education and referrals with confidential testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes. It also offers conventional and rapid blood HIV testing, hepatitis B testing, HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines, and free condoms. District 4’s STD screening and prevention programs are open to everyone, with services provided on a sliding scale fee based on need. You’ll have to make an appointment in advance. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
135 Henry Parkway McDonough, GA 30253, 1.800.847.4262
Riverdale Clinic offers free conventional blood HIV testing and low-cost STD testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. It also administers HPV vaccines and provides PrEP if you do not have insurance. Insurance is accepted, but services are provided on a sliding scale if you qualify. The idea is to make services accessible to all. Clinic hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
116 Upper Riverdale Road Riverdale, GA 30274, 404-688-1350
Lovejoy Clinic provides free conventional blood HIV testing and PrEP, and it does not require insurance. The clinic also offers low-cost STD testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis on a sliding scale if you qualify. You can also get HPV and hepatitis B vaccines. While its sliding fee scale and free services are helpful if you do not have healthcare coverage, Lovejoy Clinic does accept insurance and Medicaid. The clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2201 Talmadge Road Hampton, GA 30228, 404-688-1350
Forest Park Health Center provides free conventional blood HIV testing and PrEP, and it does not require insurance. The clinic also offers low-cost STD testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis on a sliding scale if you qualify. You can also get HPV and hepatitis B vaccines. Forest Park Health Center does accept insurance and Medicaid. The clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4945 Governors Drive Forest Park, GA 30297, 404-688-1350
Clayton County Health District’s Forest Park Annex provides confidential testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B, and HIV. It also administers HPV and hepatitis A/B vaccines and distributes free condoms. Free HIV testing is available Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with PrEP and PEP clinics on the second Thursday of the month. STD testing and treatment are provided Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. STD screening is open to everyone, with standard services offered on a needs-based sliding scale fee.
685 Forest Parkway Forest Park, GA 30297, 678-610-7199
Infectious Disease Associates offers low-cost conventional blood HIV testing and STD testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and hepatitis B and C. It also provides hepatitis A and B vaccines and provides treatment if you have HIV or STDs. Insurance and Medicaid are accepted. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
6285 Garden Walk Boulevard, Suite A Riverdale, GA 30274, 770-991-1500
Planned Parenthood Southeast operates East Atlanta Health Center of Atlanta. It provides HIV testing and diagnosis and STD prevention services, including male and female condoms, STD, and safer sex education. Anyone in need of emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill, can walk in any time the health center is open. Office hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
440 Moreland Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30316, 404-688-9300