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Terre Haute offers many community-based options for STD testing and treatment. Each offers confidential services and an emphasis on prevention, and you can find services for free or on an income-based sliding scale.
Indiana falls just below the national average for the number of cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea, but the county where Terre Haute is located has seen its number of cases climb steadily over the last several years. The availability of accurate STD testing can help keep you safe and facilitate faster treatment.
Several community health centers offer you confidential testing for testing, as well as educational services, preventive care, and treatment. The Pace Community Action Agency’s Health Connection program conducts testing and offers free condoms, pregnancy testing, and counseling. You won’t be turned away for inability to pay. The Wabash Valley Health Center offers STD testing as part of its overall wellness program aimed at all ages. It accepts most forms of insurance and offers a sliding scale discount for the uninsured.
Community Health Services
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:
Crisis Pregnancy Center will provide you with low-cost HIV screening and STD testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C. You can also get free screening for herpes and trichomoniasis, free pregnancy testing, and free treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Services are confidential and available at the clinic or its mobile medical unit, which you can access at various locations throughout the area. Walk-ins are welcome at the mobile unit — just call for its location. Clinic hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
530 Wabash Avenue Terre Haute, IN 47807, 812-234-8059
Located just 22 miles northwest of Terre Haute, the Edgar County Public Health Department in Paris, Illinois can provide you with STD testing and treatment. Free hepatitis C and HIV testing are also provided to at-risk individuals in the surrounding areas. Many of its programs are free or at a low cost to allow access to everyone. The Department also offers services for your partner, patient education, and pregnancy testing. You can call to schedule an appointment during regular clinic hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
502 Shaw Avenue Paris, IL 61944, 217-465-2212
Johnson Nichols Health Clinic can provide you with confidential family planning services and STD testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV. Emergency contraception, free pregnancy testing, free condoms, and birth control counseling and education are also available. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale based on family size and household income. You generally need an appointment, but walk-ins are accepted as time permits. Clinic hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays.
1542 South Bloomington Street, Suite 1300 Greencastle, IN 46135, 765-310-7440
Under its Health Connection program, the Pace Community Action Agency offers confidential chlamydia, gonorrhea, and conventional blood and rapid HIV testing. You can also get HPV vaccines, free condoms, pregnancy testing, and counseling. Services are available for low-income clients, with others charged on an income-based sliding fee scale. No one is turned away for inability to pay. You can make an appointment or walk-in. Regular clinic hours are Monday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday 10:00 am to 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
501 Hospital Lane, Suite 101 Terre Haute, IN 47802, 812-234-0707
Wabash Valley Health Center offers STD testing as part of its emphasis on prevention and overall wellness. It serves all ages and accepts most forms of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. If you are uninsured you may qualify for a sliding scale discount based on your household size and income. Regular office hours are Mondays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are an existing patient, you can reach the after-hours provider by calling the regular office number.
1436 Locust Street Terre Haute, IN 47807, 812-232-7447