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Showing 13 Testing Locations in Tacoma
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Cedar River Clinics - Tacoma

LBGT Wellness Services

free / low cost
1401 Martin Luther King Way
Ste A
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 473-6031
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday,9:00am To 2:00pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Call for clinic hours as they vary; hours above are phone hours.
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Community Health Care

Hilltop Family Medical Center

free / low cost
1202 Martin Luther King Jr Way
3rd Fl
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 722-1720

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Closed for lunch from 12noon-1pm. 2nd Wednesday of each month closed at 12noon for the remainder of the day.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Community Health Care

Eastside Family Medical Clinic

free / low cost
1708 E 44th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 471-4553

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Closed for lunch: 12noon-1pm. 2nd Wed. of each month closed at 12noon. Call for HIV testing schedule.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Community Health Care

Parkland Family Medical Center

free / low cost
11225 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 536-2020

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Closed for lunch from 12noon-1pm. 2nd Wednesday of each month closed at 12noon for the remainder of the day.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Community Health Care

Lakewood Family Medical Clinic

free / low cost
10510 Gravelly Lake Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 589-7030

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Closed for lunch: 12noon-1pm. 2nd Wednesday of each month: Closed at 12noon for the remainder of the day.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
HealthPoint

Federal Way Clinic

free / low cost
33431 13th Pl S
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 874-7634

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 7:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
PCAF Tacoma

free / low cost
3009 S 40th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 383-2565
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,11:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: HIV testing is by appointment Monday-Friday from 9:30am-4pm, please contact (253) 597-4803 or [email protected] to set up an appointment.
  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands

Tacoma Health Center

free / low cost
1515 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
(800) 769-0045
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,7:30am To 7:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Wednesday,7:30am To 7:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Opens at 10am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands

Federal Way Health Center

free / low cost
1105 S 348th St
Ste B-103
Federal Way, WA 98003
(800) 769-0045
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Wednesday,11:00am To 7:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Opens at 10am on the 3rd Friday of each month.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands

Puyallup Health Center

free / low cost
702 30th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98373
(800) 769-0045
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Tuesday,7:30am To 3:30pm
  • Wednesday,12:00pm To 8:00pm
  • Thursday,10:00am To 6:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Saturday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Opens at 2pm on the last Wednesday of each month.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Public Health Seattle and King County

Federal Way Public Health Center

free / low cost
33431 13th Pl S
Federal Way, WA 98003
(206) 477-6800

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Tacoma Medical Clinic

free / low cost
1112 S Cushman Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 593-2144

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Communicable Disease Control

free / low cost
3629 S D St
Tacoma, WA 98418
(253) 798-6500
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Low Cost
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes

Tacoma, Washington, is a midsize urban port city and the seat of Pierce County, where the two most reported STDs are chlamydia and gonorrhea. While most areas list syphilis as the third-most reported disease, the higher rate of herpes infections in Pierce County puts it in third place ahead of syphilis, which is listed as fourth.

Chlamydia

Statewide, there were 34,754 cases of chlamydia reported in 2018, which translated to a 7% increase over the previous year and an infection rate of 467.9 per 100,000 residents. Chlamydia rates were highest among women, especially those aged 15-24. Of this total, Pierce County had 5,947 cases for a rate of 681.7, which was up from 5,434 in 2017. In preliminary numbers for January 2020, the Tacoma-Pierce Health Department already had 542 reports of chlamydia infections compared to the 534 reported in January 2019.

Gonorrhea

Washington reported 11,215 gonorrhea cases in 2018, which was 23% higher than in 2017 and translated to an infection rate of 151 per 100,000 residents. Rates were highest among men aged 25 to 34, with males having higher infection rates than females in most age groups. Pierce County accounted for 1,923 cases of the state’s total, resulting in an infection rate of 220.5. This marked another increase in a county where reported gonorrhea cases have nearly tripled since 2012, despite a slight dip in cases from 1,363 in 2015 to 1,196 in 2016.

Gonorrhea Cases and Rates in Pierce County, 2012-2018

Herpes/Syphilis

The CDC has limited information on herpes because it isn’t a nationally notifiable condition. However, it reports that infections of the herpes simplex virus appear to be increasing among young adults. In Washington, there were 1,612 reported herpes infections in 2018. More than a quarter of these occurred in Pierce County, where herpes cases increased from 409 in 2017 to 482 in 2018, correlating to a rate of 55.3 per 100,000 residents. These numbers were much higher than primary and secondary syphilis cases, of which Washington had 809 for a rate of 10.9, and Pierce County had 66 for a rate of 7.6. Preliminary numbers in 2019 and 2020 seemed to show herpes cases climbing and syphilis infections declining.

Herpes and Syphilis Cases, 2019-2020

Many people who have an STD are unaware because symptoms aren’t always obvious, but they can still infect others with the disease and put themselves at risk for long-term health issues. Getting tested is the only way to know for sure whether an STD is present, which is why numerous resources in Tacoma and the surrounding communities offer low-cost or free STD testing.

III. STD Resources in Tacoma, WA

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s STD/HIV Clinic has low-cost STD testing with a sliding fee scale available. It provides standard or rapid HIV, hepatitis C, syphilis, and chlamydia/gonorrhea tests for $30 each. The clinic also offers hepatitis A and B vaccines for $20 each. Appointments are required and can be made during office hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Clinic hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon; and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

3629 South D Street
Tacoma, WA 98418
253-798-6500
Website

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands

Planned Parenthood operates the Tacoma Health Center, offering HIV testing and genital warts, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes screening and treatment. It also supplies STD/safer sex education, male and female condoms, dental dams, and HPV vaccines. Uninsured patients may qualify for a lower fee scale or state-funded program. Clinic hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1515 Martin Luther King Junior Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
800-769-0045
Website

Cedar River Clinics - Tacoma Health Center

The Tacoma Health Center, part of Cedar River Clinics, does low-cost syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and rapid HIV testing. It also provides treatment for sexually transmitted infections and safer sex education. Tacoma Health accepts private insurance and Medicaid and offers a sliding fee scale to uninsured, low-income individuals. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1401 Martin Luther King Way, Suite A
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-473-6031
Website

Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Tacoma Medical Clinic

Sea Mar Community Health Centers operates the Tacoma Medical Clinic and offers low-cost testing and treatment for STDs. It performs conventional HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C tests, and hepatitis A and B vaccines. Sea Mar Community Health accepts private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, and has a sliding fee scale for low-income patients without insurance. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1112 South Cushman Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-593-2144
Website

Community Health Care - Eastside Family Medical Clinic

Community Health Care’s Eastside Family Medical Clinic provides low-cost testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis B.  Conventional and rapid HIV tests, as well as hepatitis A and B vaccines and PrEP, are available, as well. Community Health Care accepts private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, with a sliding fee scale for uninsured individuals. Clients must call for an appointment. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

1708 East 44th Street
Tacoma, WA 98404
Multiple Tacoma locations
253-471-4553
Website

Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center

Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center offers free confidential and anonymous HIV testing and STI screenings for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis C to anyone. It also helps clients access PrEP and assists with paying for medications. Services are by appointment only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please allow a 21-day window between the last possible exposure and the appointment date to maintain test accuracy. Multilingual health navigators are available.

517 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122
206-860-6969, Extension 2
Website

IV. Sources