When men and women are looking for a free STD clinic for STD tests and find Choices Pregnancy Care Center, they are happy to find out that we are not only free, but we also have two locations which is often convenient to those needing our services. Our STD tests for males and for females comes at no cost and test results for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes and Syphilis are given at the follow up appointment. Test results for HIV are available during your initial appointment. All of our tests are performed with the utmost privacy in mind.
Should I get tested for an STD?
If you are unsure whether or not you should seek out an STD clinic and be tested for an STD, you may want to consider a couple of important things. If you have had sex or if you are experiencing common symptoms associated with STDs, then you may want to get tested. Some general symptoms of an STD include sores on the genitals, discharge from the penis or vagina, itching and burning during urination. Since many infections do not cause any symptoms, it would be in your best interest to be treated by a trained professional at Choices Pregnancy Care Center.
How the test is performed
There are a few different ways that we test for an STD. For chlamydia and gonorrhea, the tests are performed with a urine sample. If positive, you will be given a paper prescription for the antibiotic. Syphilis and Herpes are tested through a blood draw. If positive, you will be referred to your private physician or the Health Department.
All of the samples taken from these four tests are sent to a laboratory located in Texas. We receive the results confidentially and will schedule a follow up appointment to provide you with the outcome of the test.
For HIV, the test is performed by finger prick or blood draw. The rapid HIV test will give you results in 10 minutes at your initial appointment. HIV does require ongoing treatment, we will schedule your appointment with the Health Department or with your private physician.
A few facts about the STDs mentioned above include:
STD test locations Choices Pregnancy Care Center offers two STD test locations. You can make an appointment in either downtown Gainesville, Georgia or Flower Branch/Oakwood, Georgia. Our Flowery Branch/Oakwood location is our newest location to meet the needs of those living in the South Hall County area. Regardless of where you live, we want to help you and provide you the information you are seeking when you are in search of a private location for STD tests.
Contact us today if you would like to learn more about our two locations, or simply call us today at (770) 535-1245 if you have questions about STDs and the role we play in helping those who are looking for answers. We look forward to hearing from you soon.