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I. STD Testing in Winston-Salem, NC

Showing 13 Testing Locations in Winston Salem
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Community Care Center of Forsyth County Incorporated

free / low cost
2135 New Walkertown Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 723-7904

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
3325 Robinhood Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(866) 389-2727

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
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  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
1101 S Main St
Kernersville, NC 27284
(866) 389-2727

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
2770 Lewisville Clemmons Rd
Clemmons, NC 27012
(866) 389-2727

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
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  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Forsyth County Department of Public Health

free / low cost
799 N Highland Ave
Winston-salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-3212

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
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  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
North Star LGBTQ Center

free / low cost
930 Burke St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 893-9053
[email protected]
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  • Hours of Operation
  • Tuesday,5:00pm To 7:00pm
  • Wednesday,5:00pm To 7:00pm
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  • Saturday,1:00pm To 5:00pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Novant Health

Infectious Disease Specialists

free / low cost
1381 Westgate Center Dr
Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 718-0440

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 12:00am
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  • Insurance Accepted
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Rapid Testing
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

Winston-Salem Health Center

free / low cost
3000 Maplewood Ave
Ste 112
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(336) 768-2980
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,10:00am To 6:00pm
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  • Thursday,11:00am To 7:00pm
  • Friday,7:00am To 1:00pm
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  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Positive Wellness Alliance

Winston Salem Office

free / low cost
704 Brookstown Ave
Ste L7
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 772-0976
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
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  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Twin City Harm Reduction Collective

free / low cost
639 S Green St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 529-4492
[email protected]
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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,3:00pm To 6:00pm
  • Wednesday,3:00pm To 6:00pm
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  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
United Health Centers

The Commons

free / low cost
1430 Felicity Cir
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 999-7655

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
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  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
United Health Centers

Southside

free / low cost
3009 Waughtown St
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
(336) 293-8728

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Wake Forest Health Network

Family Medicine Reynolda

free / low cost
3020 Bonbrook Dr
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
(336) 713-5393

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  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,7:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,7:30am To 7:00pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes

At-Home STD Testing

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.

Winston-Salem is a city in and the seat of Forsyth County, located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. All three of the most reported STDs in Forsyth County rose in 2019, but gonorrhea diagnoses increased significantly, while the spikes in chlamydia and syphilis cases were relatively smaller.

Chlamydia

After recording a drop in chlamydia cases of more than 3.5% in 2017, Forsyth County saw major increases over the next two years. In 2018, chlamydia infections rose over 12% and increased again by more than 13% in 2019. The Forsyth County Department of Public Health reported that more than 65% of its new chlamydia cases in 2018 were among young adults aged 24 or younger, although this age group previously made up nearly 70% of the county’s total in 2014. Females in this age group comprised more than 71% of the group’s total chlamydia diagnoses in 2018, but the percentage attributed to females had also dropped from over 74% in 2014.

Chlamydia Cases in Forsyth County, NC, 2014-2018

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea infections in Forsyth County also dropped in 2017 by about 8%, only to bounce back up by nearly 21% in 2018 and by more than 34% in 2019. The county accounted for nearly 6% of the state’s total gonorrhea diagnoses in 2019 compared to contributing about 5% the previous year. Forsyth County’s rate of gonorrhea infection per 100,000 residents has been higher than the state’s overall average for several years. In 2019, the state’s overall infection rate was 254, while the county’s rate was 411, about 1.5 times higher.

Syphilis

Early syphilis diagnoses in Forsyth County include primary; secondary; and early latent, or non-primary, non-secondary, syphilis infections. North Carolina ranked each of its counties based on a three-year average of their early syphilis infection rates between 2017 and 2019. Forsyth County ranked fifth among all other counties with its average rate of nearly 25 cases per 100,000 residents. Diagnoses of primary and secondary syphilis, when the STD is most infectious, rose by 11% in Forsyth County in 2019, but the county’s cases only made up about 5% of the state’s total.

Some STDs can cause serious health problems and make you more likely to get other STDs, such as HIV, if you leave them untreated. It’s vital to find out right away if you have an STD to protect yourself and your sex partner(s), which you can do with reputable at-home STD tests and/or by visiting one of the many low-cost STD testing clinics located throughout Winston-Salem.

III. STD Resources in Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem, NC Badge

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 in Winston-Salem 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:

 

Forsyth County STD Clinic

You can receive free STD services at the Forsyth County STD Clinic, including confidential exams, testing, and treatment for gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia, among others. The clinic also offers free HIV and hepatitis C testing and counseling. The clinic sometimes has walk-in hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays, otherwise, you must call for an appointment. Schedule your appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; or Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

799 North Highland Avenue, Clinic 2
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-703-3324
Website

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

Planned Parenthood’s Winston-Salem Health Center provides gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and chlamydia testing and treatment; HIV testing; condoms; and HPV vaccines. Some STD services may be covered by your insurance, but if you’re uninsured and worried about cost, the clinic will work with your budget. You must make an appointment for STD services, which are only available on Mondays from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. However, the clinic is closed on the fourth Friday of each month.

3000 Maplewood Avenue, Suite 112
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
336-768-2980
Website

North Star LGBTQ Center

The North Star LGBTQ Center offers free, confidential HIV/STD testing once per month in partnership with POSSE. You can receive HIV, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, and gonorrhea testing with an appointment. Free STD services are available between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month. Donations are accepted but not required.

930 Burke Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-893-9053
Website

Community Care Center

If you’ve lived in Forsyth County for at least the previous three months and you aren’t eligible for health insurance through your employer or any state or federal programs, you may qualify for free HIV/STD testing at Community Care Center. You must make an eligibility screening appointment on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Once approved, schedule your free HIV, herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing on Monday and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2135 New Walkertown Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-723-7904
Website

United Health Centers

UHC at The Commons works with you if you have limited or no income and don’t have insurance. It accepts most private insurance plans, Medicaid, and Medicare, but also has a sliding fee scale discount program based on your household income and family size. You must make an appointment for low-cost or free HIV, chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis testing. Same-day appointments may be available. The clinic operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but appointments are available on Saturdays.

1430 Felicity Circle
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-999-7655
Website

Novant Health

Novant Health’s infectious disease specialists in Winston-Salem are dedicated to preventing and treating communicable diseases. You can schedule low-cost testing and treatment for hepatitis B and C, herpes, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV on Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic also offers hepatitis A and B vaccines and accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance plans.

1381 Westgate Center Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
336-718-0440
Website

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