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If you think you’ve been exposed to an STD, don’t wait to get tested. Even if you’re not experiencing symptoms, gain peace of mind or access the treatment you need by tapping into any of the many resources near you that offer STD screening.
While STDs are more prevalent across the board, Virginia has a lower incidence of infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) STD Surveillance State Ranking report, Virginia ranks No. 20 for chlamydia, No. 30 for gonorrhea, No. 30 for syphilis, and No. 35 for congenital syphilis.
There are places near you in Warrenton, VA, where you can get free or low-cost STD testing. Whitman-Walker at LIZ conducts HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, and hepatitis B and C testing. The Virginia Department of Health also offers HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. Us Helping Us providers will also treat you for any STD and work with you to maintain your health.
Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District
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:
VDH’s Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District offers free or low-cost HIV, STD, and hepatitis testing services, depending on your income. You must bring proof of your household income and health insurance information to determine eligibility for discounted services. It also accepts Medicaid and Medicare. You can receive chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and conventional blood HIV testing. The health clinic also offers HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
330 Hospital Drive Warrenton, VA 20186, 540-347-6400
CVS MinuteClinic offers low-cost STD testing and accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurance. It sends urine or blood samples to an outside laboratory for testing, reviews test results, and provides treatment recommendations, including a prescription. You can request chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and HIV testing. It also provides HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines, but appointments are required. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (closed 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.), Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed 1 to 1:30 p.m.), and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 1 to 1:30 p.m.).
510 Blackwell Road Warrenton, VA 20186, 540-347-1621
Planned Parenthood operates the Carol Whitehill Moses Center to serve Washington, D.C., metro area residents. You can receive testing and treatment for chlamydia, bacterial vaginosis, genital warts, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and trichomoniasis, but the clinic only provides testing for HIV. It also dispenses male/female condoms, dental dams, and HPV vaccines. Service is available in English and Spanish, and you’re welcome to walk in. Clinic hours are Monday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1225 4th Street NE Washington, DC 20002, 202-347-8512
Us Helping Us is a nonprofit organization established in 1985 that serves underserved and marginalized populations in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area. It offers free HIV and STD testing, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis C, and syphilis. Us Helping Us providers will also treat you for any STD you may have and work with you to maintain your health, including PrEP education. Contact a Community Health Worker for assistance. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday by appointment.
3636 Georgia Avenue NW Washington, DC 20010, 202-446-1100
Whitman-Walker at LIZ conducts HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, and hepatitis B and C testing. It accepts insurance and has a sliding fee scale if you’re uninsured. You can obtain PrEP medication from its pharmacy, and there’s a $150 fee for visits/blood tests. You must make an appointment. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays from 2:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
1377 R Street NW, 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20009, 202.797.4439