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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.
Toledo is the fourth most populous city in Ohio and the seat of Lucas County. While cases of Toledo’s two most reported STDs, chlamydia and gonorrhea, went up by relatively small amounts in 2019, syphilis cases spiked by nearly 21%.
Lucas County’s chlamydia diagnoses rose about 2% in 2019, and Toledo accounted for nearly 90% of all cases countywide. Chlamydia cases in Toledo have steadily climbed over the last several years, including a small increase of about 1.5% in 2019 and a larger increase of 7.5% recorded in 2017. Despite relatively small annual increases in chlamydia infections, per Toledo’s infection rate in 2019, more than 1% of every 100,000 residents were diagnosed with chlamydia for the third consecutive year. On a statewide level, female cases of chlamydia in 2019 were twice as prevalent as male cases.
Gonorrhea infections in Ohio were only slightly higher among men than women in 2019, with male cases accounting for about 52.5% of the state’s total and female cases making up about 47.5%. While gonorrhea diagnoses went up in both Lucas County and Toledo in 2019, the increase in the county was negligible, and Toledo’s increase was only about 0.5%. However, Toledo made up 95% of Lucas County’s total gonorrhea cases in 2019, but the county comprised only about 7% of the state’s total.
Ohio’s syphilis diagnoses are predominantly in men. Syphilis infections in all stages were four times higher in males than females in 2019, which has been the norm for several years. Syphilis cases in Lucas County represented only about 3% of the state’s total in 2019, but nearly 100% of the county’s cases were in Toledo. Syphilis diagnoses in Toledo have been surging over the last four years, including increases of 31% in 2016, nearly 16% in 2017, about 20.5% in 2018, and almost 21% in 2019. Overall, syphilis infections have risen more than 120% between 2015 and 2019.
If you’re sexually active and have a new partner or multiple partners, you must get tested to avoid developing potentially serious health problems, including liver and brain damage, infertility, cancer, and possibly even death. Make sure you’re STD-free by getting tested regularly at one of the many low-cost STD testing facilities throughout Toledo.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most critical public health challenges facing the United States, with approximately 26 million new STD infections occurring every year. Nearly half of these new infections affect young people ages 15 to 24.
Community-based organizations are a vital first line of defense in the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular. They generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
You may not be aware of all the STD resources available in Toledo that can help prevent the spread of STDs. Get connected with these community organizations that are leading the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS with resources and support:
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
Planned Parenthood’s Toledo Health Center provides low-cost herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, and 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
If you’re living on the street, staying in a homeless shelter, or living with a friend or family member, 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. The clinic also accepts insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. You must have an appointment to receive herpes, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, and gonorrhea testing, and HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines.
1415 Jefferson Avenue
Toledo OH, 43604
HPWOHIO’s Riverside Community Health Center accepts commercial insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, but it also has a sliding fee scale if you qualify and don’t have insurance. 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, which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
405 Woodville Road
Toledo, OH 43605
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