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At we go miles beyond free STD testing. We make it easy for you or your partner to get access to the most accurate and affordable testing options. We also give you access to Private STD Testing options. The better informed you are, the better you can protect your sexual health.

  • Appointment free STD screenings
  • FDA-approved or gold standard-rated tests offered
  • 100% Confidential and same day testing

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Should I Get Tested For STDs?

Most people think they should only get tested if they display STD symptoms like: Genital discharge, Sores or a rash on the vagina or penis, Burning or itching during urination. This is simply not true. Many sexually transmitted infections have no visible symptoms at all. STDs are extremely common, and most go undiagnosed. STDs left untreated may lead to severe health consequences.

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If you have never been tested and have had at least one sexual partner

If you have had unprotected sex since your last test

If you have symptoms that are worrying you

If you suspect you may have been exposed to an STD

How Much Does It Cost To Get Tested For STDs?

Public STD Testing Clinics

  • Costs vary from clinic to clinic, and depend on which tests are recommended for you.
  • Some public clinics offer free testing, but this may only apply to those who meet the low income requirements.
  • You may qualify for a free single test, then be required to pay for additional tests.

Private STD Testing Clinics

  • Individual tests start at $24, or $198 for a comprehensive 10-test panel.
  • As an option, you can select the HIV Early Detection Test for $169 which can be taken 6 days after exposure.
  • Billing is private and discreet.

What Is The STD Testing Process?

You may not need every test available. Specific STD tests screen for different types of infection. The tests recommended for you will depend on your history of STDs, sexual behavior, and presence of any symptoms. The procedure will depend on the clinic you choose and the tests you require:

  • Female and male STD test procedures may differ slightly.
  • Public testing clinics routinely ask questions about your lifestyle and previous sexual activity
  • Private STD testing labs allow you to provide your test samples without filling out paperwork and without answering embarrassing questions
  • Blood Sample—a blood sample is necessary to test for HIV, oral or genital herpes, syphilis and hepatitis A, B and C.
  • Urine Sample—a urine sample is the standard method used to test for specific STDs, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea.
  • Private STD testing labs use blood and urine samples for accurate testing results; physical examinations and swab testing are not necessary.
  • Public testing clinics often require a physical examination of your anus or genitals for signs of warts, discharge, sores, or rashes and may use a swab to collect saliva, discharge, cell or tissue samples.

Public STD Testing Clinics

You have the option to schedule an appointment weeks in advance, or drop in and wait hours in line.

When you do complete your tests, results are generally available 1 - 2 weeks later, and if treatment is recommended you’ll need to schedule another appointment and wait.

The entire process of testing, results and follow-up consultation can take up to 2 months.

Private STD Testing Clinics

Simply order your test via an online form or with the help of a specialist by phone.

At a time that suits you, walk in for a fast, easy, 15-minute visit at one of the conveniently located labs (4000+ locations nationwide).

Your confidential results will be available within 3 business days.

If treatment is necessary, you’ll be put in touch with the on-site doctors for guidance and support through the next steps.

How To Decide Where To Get Tested For STDs

When it’s time for an STD test, there are a range of options available. Which testing center is right for you depends on your needs. works with a nationally reputed private network of sexual healthcare providers. Private STD testing providers offer client-centered, same day, private testing services at affordable prices.

If the tests you are need are available and your income level meets the guidelines, public STD testing centers may be the most economical option. It’s always best to check the income criteria before making an appointment, as you may be charged extra.

Free STD testing centers offer no guarantee for discretion or privacy, due to the sheer number of people being served. You may like to look into individual clinic locations before choosing the right one for you.

Why Choose Private Instead Of Free Testing?


When you choose to get tested at one of the 4000+ listed private lab locations, no appointment is needed. Simply order online, then drop in at the time that’s best for you. These locations provide testing services for a broad range of health conditions, so other patients will not know you are there for an STD test. Your privacy is very important.

At free STD testing centers, whether you book an appointment or not, it’s likely you will be required to sit in a waiting room with other patients who all know why you’re there. Depending on the clinic, your information may not be kept private.

Private STD service providers ensure your health information is kept private and confidential as per government regulations. From the time you place an order right through to receiving your results – with web technology that meets the industry standards.

Want email and billing privacy? Private STD test service providers ensure that their website name will not show up in any email communication. Billing statements will come from the companies that provide the testing. When your results are ready, you’ll get a discreet email with instructions on how to log in to your private, password protected account for secure access to your test results.

Times partner providers offer fast, customized testing for every patient. You can place your order online, drop in to a lab on the same day, and have your confidential results within 3 business days. Shorter turnaround times mean less anxiety waiting for results, and if the results are positive, you can get treatment faster.

Depending on your location, the closest public STD testing centers may be booked out for weeks in advance. Free STD testing centers are set up to help as many people as possible. This means results can take 1-2 weeks, and the entire process of testing, results and treatment could take up to 2 months.


Private lab locations are convenient, but also very affordable. Pricing is displayed up front, so you’ll know exactly what it costs before placing your order. An online questionnaire also helps to identify the best option for you to help minimize the costs.†

At free STD testing centers, there may be instances when costs are not clear until you’ve completed the necessary financial assessment paperwork. You may need to provide proof of your income level so staff can determine your eligibility for free or reduced cost services. If you qualify, this may be the least expensive testing option for you. It’s a good idea to inquire about any fees and income requirements prior to your appointment so you can arrive fully prepared.


Not all STD test providers or STD testing locations - public or private - accept insurance. Please check directly with the testing provider or testing location regarding availability of insurance.

At free STD clinics, you may be required to pay the entire cost of any tests if your income level is too high to qualify you for free services. Due to high demand, free tests may not be available at the time you need them. The best way to find out is to ask in advance.


Your sexual health is our prime concern. Private STD testing providers allow access to qualified physicians to discuss your unique situation and concerns, if needed. Sexual health advisers are available at convenient hours via phone.

When you place your online order, a physician authorizes your test. When your results are ready, you can discuss your results with a physician, confidentially by phone. This eliminates the need to wait for test results by mail, or to return to the facility to collect your results. When required, the physicians will take care of any prescriptions or referrals needed.


Private STD testing providers provide your results via a personal, secure, online account if desired. This option allows the ultimate in confidentiality and privacy, with the convenience of fast and secure access at any time.

You will receive the professional, caring and compassionate support you need throughout the testing process. Free STD testing clinics may not offer the same, with long lines of patients and exceptionally busy staff.

Our goal at is to provide you access to the most comfortable and satisfying testing experience possible. Private testing offers many benefits that may not be available at all free STD clinics.

Private labs offer high quality and attentive medical care by discreet and sensitive staff, with convenient options for receiving test results. This superior level of service makes the testing process faster, easier and more affordable.

Free STD testing locations are a wonderful alternative for anyone who cannot afford private testing services. Most providers at these public facilities work hard to meet the needs of each patient. Your best option for STD testing depends upon your individual needs and preferences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are You A Health Department?

Safer STD Testing is an informational referral website. It refers customers to nationally reputed private STD Testing service providers (“Preferred Service Providers” or “Advertisers”). We are not a medical or healthcare professional facility, or a provider of any medical or healthcare services.

Is My Information Kept Private?

Yes, private STD test service providers ensure that STD testing never shows up in any email communication or credit card statement. When test results are ready, you’ll get a discreet email alert. The email will not display your test results. It will include instructions to log in to your private, password protected account to access your test results securely.

How Do I Get Tested For STDs?

It is important that you first make the decision to get tested. We are here to help you find the right healthcare provider. Many people incorrectly believe that STD testing is included in pelvic exams, gynecologist visits, or physicals. This is not the case. Due to the variety of STD tests available, you must specifically request an STD test from a healthcare provider.

What Are The Type Of STD Tests?

Different types of tests are used to identify STDs, depending on the type of infection you may have:

  • Urine sample
  • Physical exam
  • Blood sample
  • Saliva / cell / discharge / tissue sample

In some cases, symptoms or a physical exam alone may be enough for a diagnosis. In other cases, you may have to wait several days or more to receive results.

Peace of mind is just a click awayDon’t wait any longer than necessary to find out the status of your sexual health. If your test results are positive, seeking treatment sooner can make all the difference.


  • Safer STD Testing is an informational referral website. It refers customers to nationally reputed private STD Testing service providers ("Preferred Service Providers" or "Advertisers"). Safer STD Testing is not a medical or healthcare professional facility or a provider of any medical or healthcare services. Safer STD Testing gets compensated on net purchase of products or services by our users referred to such Preferred Service Providers. Click here to read our full disclaimer.
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  • Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.
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