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Clinics in Toledo, Ohio, provide STD testing regardless of your income or ability to pay and even provide testing to those who are unhoused or without a permanent Toledo address.
Ohio residents reported the fourteenth highest rate of gonorrhea per capita in 2019, according to CDC reports. The state also had above average rates of chlamydia that year, making sexual health a top priority for Toledo residents.
Health Partners of Western Ohio offers STD testing five days a week and accepts most major insurance plans but also has a sliding fee scale if you qualify and don’t have insurance. Planned Parenthood operates the Toledo Health Center, where you can get low-cost STD testing with or without insurance six days a week. Toledo-Lucas County’s sexual health clinic provides STD testing after hours and on select Saturdays.
Riverside Community Health Center
Rams Health Center at Rogers High School
Bulldog Health Center at Scott High School
Western Lucas County Community Health Center
Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless
Huron Street Womens Center
Cordelia Martin Health Center
NHA Pediatric Clinic
South Side Community Health Center
Navarre Park Family Health Center
Toledo Health Center
CommunityCare Free Medical Clinic
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:
The NHA’s Cordelia Martin Health Center requires you to register as a patient to receive low-cost STD services Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You must schedule an appointment for syphilis, chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, and hepatitis B and C tests, and hepatitis A/B and HPV vaccines. You can pay with your insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare if you have them. If you’re uninsured and qualify for financial assistance, the health center uses a sliding fee scale based on your income.
430 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604, Multiple Toledo locations, 419-255-7883
HPWOHIO’s Riverside Community Health Center accepts insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, but it also has a sliding fee scale if you qualify and don’t have coverage. You must make an appointment to receive low-cost STD services, including hepatitis A and B and HPV vaccines and hepatitis C, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia tests. You can receive STD services during clinic hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
405 Woodville Road, Toledo, OH 43605, 567-318-3900
Suppose you’re living on the street, staying in a homeless shelter, or living with a friend or family member. In that case, you can receive low-cost STD services at NHA’s Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Costs are based on a sliding fee scale and your income. If you’re below 200% of the poverty line, you’ll be eligible for a medication voucher. The clinic also accepts insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. You must have an appointment to receive herpes, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea testing, and HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines.
1415 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo OH, 43604, 419-241-4230
Planned Parenthood’s Toledo Health Center provides low-cost herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia testing and treatment; HIV testing; and male/female condoms. You can make an appointment, and walk-ins are also welcomed. It accepts commercial insurance and Medicaid, but if you have neither, providers work with your budget. STD services are available Mondays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1301 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604, 419-255-1115
Toledo-Lucas County’s sexual health clinic requires you to make an appointment to receive low-cost syphilis, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea testing and treatment. The clinic also offers free HIV risk assessments and testing. All fees for services are calculated based on a sliding fee scale, but you won’t be denied for an inability to pay. The clinic operates Mondays from 11 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
635 North Erie Street, Toledo, OH 43604, 419-213-4209