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Sexually transmitted diseases can have no symptoms, making it hard to know if you or your partner have one. The best way to protect your health is to get regular STD testing if you’re sexually active.
Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are prominent in Kansas. Although the state falls below the national average for these STDs, you should still be careful to safeguard your health.
There are many clinics in Wichita where you can get free or low-cost STD testing. Embrace offers free STD testing and treatment in their offices. M-Care Healthcare LLC focuses on providing care to underserved populations such as immigrants. Planned Parenthood provides a variety of tests and treatment options.
Helen Galloway Clinic
Interfaith Ministries Clinic
KU Wichita Internal Medicine Midtown
Wichita Health Center
Central Avenue Clinic
Broadway Street Clinic
W Central Avenue Clinic
Via Christi Clinic in Derby
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:
Embrace offers free STD testing and treatment in the office and through referrals when necessary. The clinic is open for walk-in appointments only on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m. You’re encouraged to arrive as early as possible to complete registration and reserve one of the limited same-day appointments. The clinic also performs pregnancy tests, obstetrical sonograms, abortion pill reversal services, and relationship and childbirth education and counseling.
1040 North West Street Wichita, KS 67203, 316-945-9400
Offering medical services to all, M-Care Healthcare LLC is dedicated to caring for underserved individuals, including immigrants, the homebound, and the LGBTQ+ community. The clinic’s professionals provide STD testing and treatment as well as HIV services and other resources. M-Care Healthcare accepts a variety of insurance plans, and it will work with you if you’re uninsured on a sliding scale. The clinic is open for appointments Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
941 West 27th Street South Wichita, KS 67217, 316-461-0339
The clinic provides STD testing, treatment, and vaccines by appointment Monday through Friday. Its team will work with you if you’re uninsured on a sliding fee scale and accepts a variety of insurance plans. Planned Parenthood also offers HIV and LGBTQ services as well as men’s and women’s health care, pregnancy testing and care, birth control, and abortions. In addition to medical care, the facility also provides sex education if you’re interested in practicing safe behaviors.
2226 East Central Wichita, KS 67214, 316-263-7575
Positive Directions is open for appointments Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic provides free STD and HIV testing and resources. The professional team also performs community outreach to help educate people about practicing safer sex.
154 N Topeka Wichita, KS 67202, 316-263-2214
The Sedgwick County Health Department offers free STD screening, testing, and treatment. If you’re an adolescent, you won’t be required to provide parental consent to receive services. All visits are confidential. Walk-in hours are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Appointments are reserved for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
2716 West Central Wichita, KS 67203, 316-660-7300