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Free STD Testing in Columbus, GA

There Are 7 Public Clinics & 3 Private STD Clinics Near You

If you're looking for cheap std testing clinics in the Columbus area to get a HIV, Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis or Hepatitis screening for yourself or your partner, you can get tested today by selecting an option below to find an affordable std test clinic near you.
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Free STD Testing in Columbus, GA

There Are 7 Public Clinics & 3 Private STD Clinics Near You

If you're looking for cheap std testing clinics in the Columbus area to get a HIV, Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis or Hepatitis screening for yourself or your partner, you can get tested today by selecting an option below to find an affordable std test clinic near you.

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Introduction

What are the STI test options in Columbus,GA?

Named one of the top 5 cities for STDS, it is obvious that Columbus has a problem. 

Recent years have seen a major uptick in STD rates with over 2 million cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis being reported in 2016, according to the Centers for Diseases Prevention and Control.

Most commonly reported STDs are syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. In the state there are approximately 61,500 people affected by chlamydia, 20,100 people affected by gonorrhea, and 1,200 people affected by syphilis. Early detection and treatment are crucial for preventing long-term health effects. And antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is on the rise. So prevention is definitely preferable to treatment whenever possible.

There’s a Georgia Department of Public Health on Comer Avenue and a Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation Incorporated on Rosemont Drive. Locations like the Southwest Georgia Health Care Incorporated and the New Horizons Community Service Board scattered throughout the city offer testing. Sometimes it is even free STD testing though this often only applies to HIV screenings. 

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Labcorp

Preferred 1345 13th Street, Suite R Columbus, GA 31901 1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    • Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed
  • 1.18 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Syphilis Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Test,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • HIV Early Detection,
  • Trichomoniasis Test,
  • HIV Test

These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

COVID-19 UPDATE STD Testing still being performed at this location.

Description: Order online and receive a doctor's order to visit this lab to get tested in as little as 15 mins. Get your results privately within 1-2 business days and speak with a doctor over the phone if your test results come back positive. Doctors may prescribe treatment or refer you to a specialist if needed.

  • Result: 1-2 business days
  • 15 min test
  • Book Online
  • Doctor Prescription (if needed)

Labcorp

Preferred 2000 10th Ave #170 Columbus, GA 31901 1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    • Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed
  • 1.52 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Syphilis Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Test,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • HIV Early Detection,
  • Trichomoniasis Test,
  • HIV Test

These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

COVID-19 UPDATE STD Testing still being performed at this location.

Description: Getting an STD test at a clinic near you has never been easier. When you choose this location, you can get a doctor's requisition to get tested in as little as 15 minutes. Following your test, you receive your results privately within 2 business days, and can speak to a doctor over the phone with confidence, should results come back as positive.

  • Result: 1-2 business days
  • 15 min test
  • Book Online
  • Doctor Prescription (if needed)

Quest Diagnostics

Preferred Inside Walmart #1311 in Columbus 5448 Whittlesey Blvd Ste B Columbus, GA 31909 1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    • Monday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Thursday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Saturday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Sunday: Closed
  • 6.02 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Syphilis Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Test,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • HIV Early Detection,
  • Trichomoniasis Test,
  • HIV Test

These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

COVID-19 UPDATE STD Testing still being performed at this location.

Description: Why go to a public clinic? Get convenient and fast STD testing that is 100% confidential. Individual tests under $50. Order online and visit this lab the same day for a quick 15 min test. Get your results online within 1-2 business days, and view them privately. Doctor consultation available over the phone, should results come back as positive.

  • Result: 1-2 business days
  • 15 min test
  • Book Online
  • Doctor Prescription (if needed)

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Quality of Life Health Services Incorporated (Susie E Allen Health Center)

1502 11th Ave Phenix City, AL 36867 334-560-5393
  • Hours
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • 1.50 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

New Horizons Behavioral Health

2100 Comer Ave Columbus, GA 31907 706-596-5500
  • Hours
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • 1.65 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Hepatitis C Rapid Testing,
  • Rapid HIV Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Donations Accepted,
  • No Fee,
  • Free HIV Testing,
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing

Description: Community Based Organization. Available for testing at Community Health Fairs, Civic Events, etc

Alabama Department of Public Health (Russell County Health Department)

1850 Crawford Rd Phenix City, AL 36867 334-297-0251
  • Hours
    • Monday: 7:30am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 7:30am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 7:30am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 7:30am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 7:30am-5:00pm
  • 1.98 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Public Health Department/Social Services Department, Please call for HIV testing hours

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Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District)

5601 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31904 706-321-6300
  • Hours
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • 4.64 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Rapid HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Public Health Department/Social Services Department. STD Clinic provided for Muscogee County Residents. Will accept Alabama and Ft. Benning residents (100% pay required). HIV Testing is available without an appointment. Hours are 8:30am-4pm, Mon.-Fri. For questions, please call 706-321-6413

CareConnect Health (Cusseta Family Practice)

298 GA-520 Cusseta, GA 31805 706-989-1050
  • Hours
    • Monday: 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm
  • 15.45 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Need to enroll as a patient in order to access services.

Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District)

213 McNaughton St Cusseta, GA 31805 706-989-3663
  • Hours
    • Monday: 8:00am-4:30pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-4:30pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-4:30pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
  • 16.79 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based

Description: Public Health Department/Social Services Department. Closed 12pm-12:30pm for lunch

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Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District)

210 Forest Hill Dr Hamilton, GA 31811 706-628-5037
  • Hours
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • 21.89 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Public Health Department/Social Services Department. Closed at 12noon-1pm for lunch

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STD STATISTICS

STD Statistics In Muscogee County, GA

200,887

Population

2,175

STD Cases

1082.7

STD Rate per 100,000 people

STD Breakdown

Statistics reported is based on publicly available data sources such as CDC for Muscogee County, GA. Data is normalized to accurately report Muscogee County STD Breakdown.
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Additional STD Test Statistics in Columbus, GA

2015 was a notable year for Columbus. It learned that it had the most sexual diseases in Georgia. This is not an honor that anyone wants to earn. When this is put into perspective, it means that one out of every 100 persons has a sexually transmitted infection.

  •         101 people were diagnosed with HIV.
  •         28 have advanced to stage 3/AIDS.
  •         Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are 200% above average for population.
  •         Less than 50% have been vaccinated against Hepatitis B.

Actually, thanks to the vaccine, Hepatitis B is declining. This isn’t the case with Hep A and C.

Not everyone is being affected equally. While lifestyle and its accompanying behaviors increase or reduce risks, it doesn’t adequately explain the discrepancies in who does or doesn’t end up positive.

Asian and Latino Americans, along with Caucasians tend to have lower infection rates. Women past their late twenties also seem to be escaping, while the other demographics are trying to get a handle on what is seeming to be an insurmountable problem.

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New Horizons Community Service Board

Overview

STD Testing at 4411 Rosemont Dr, Columbus, GA 31904, USA

New Horizons Community Service Board is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

Qualifications

Testing isn't free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don't have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

Treatment Options

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

Summary

New Horizons Community Service Board works mainly with HIV testing and patients that are positive. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won't have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

4411 Rosemont Dr, Columbus, GA 31904, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at New Horizons Community Service Board

HOURS

  • Monday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am = 5 pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • HIV
  • Hepatitis C

Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District)

Overview

STD Testing at 2100 Comer Ave, Columbus, GA 31904, USA

The Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District) is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

Qualifications

Testing isn't free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don't have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

Treatment Options

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

Summary

Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District) might perform other services but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won't have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

2100 Comer Ave, Columbus, GA 31904, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District)

HOURS

  • Monday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am = 5 pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis

Alabama Department of Public Health (Russell County Health Department)

Overview

STD Testing at 1850 Crawford Rd, Phenix City, AL 36867, USA

The Alabama Department of Public Health (Russell County Health Department) is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

Qualifications

Testing isn't free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don't have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

Treatment Options

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

Summary

Alabama Department of Public Health (Russell County Health Department) might only test for a few STDs, but they have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won't have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

1850 Crawford Rd, Phenix City, AL 36867, USA

CONTACT

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STD Testing at Alabama Department of Public Health (Russell County Health Department)

HOURS

  • Monday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am = 5 pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis

Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District)

Overview

STD Testing at 213 McNaughton St, Cusseta, GA 31805, USA

The Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District) is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

Qualifications

Testing isn't free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don't have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

Treatment Options

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

Summary

Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District) can handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won't have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

213 McNaughton St, Cusseta, GA 31805, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District)

HOURS

  • Monday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am = 5 pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia
  • HIV
  • Gonorrhea
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis

Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District)

Overview

STD Testing at 210 Forest Hill Dr, Hamilton, GA 31811, USA

The Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District)is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

Qualifications

Testing isn't free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don't have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

Treatment Options

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

Summary

Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District) can diagnose STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won't have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

210 Forest Hill Dr, Hamilton, GA 31811, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District)

HOURS

  • Monday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am = 5 pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis

CareConnect Health (Cusseta Family Practice)

Overview

STD Testing at 298 GA-520, Cusseta, GA 31805, USA
CareConnect Health (Cusseta Family Practice) is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

Qualifications

Testing isn't free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don't have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

Treatment Options

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

Summary

CareConnect Health (Cusseta Family Practice) might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won't have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

298 GA-520, Cusseta, GA 31805, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at CareConnect Health (Cusseta Family Practice)

HOURS

  • Monday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am = 5 pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis
  • Syphilis
Sexual Health Education

Looking for a Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinic? Let's See What's Available in Columbus, GA

You might not always see a clinic or testing facility, but they’re there. There just might not be as many as you would expect, given the STD rates.

So, where can you go when your options aren’t numerous and you want to avoid the greater metro area?

The Columbus and Georgia Department of Community Health, on Cormer Ave, offers education and provides conventional STI testing. The hours change daily, which is confusing, and the fees aren’t easy to figure out either. However, they do encourage you to inquire about free Syphilis testing.

What has become the place where everyone goes are the Columbus GA Free & Income Based Clinics. They have 11 locations, which is partially why they are the ones that everybody knows about. Payment ranges from completely free to a sliding scale. The service and your income will determine where you fall. Appointments are suggested, and not every one of their clinics has the same hours or services. Privacy might not be possible, due to the clinics’ popularity.

UrgentCare and its centers aren’t just small satellite emergency rooms, they also provide STI testing to the public. There are a dozen clinics around Columbus, and walk-ins are encouraged and welcome. No appointments will be accepted so you might be there for several hours. Payment is also needed upfront or insurance details provided.

Affordable or Free HIV Testing Clinics Near Columbus, GA

HIV and AIDS, while rates aren’t improving they’re not getting much worse. This is because certain groups have been formed to tackle every aspect of the virus. With just a couple of years behind them, many are looking forward to seeing what can be accomplished in the future.

Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is one small local group that is helping people live better with the disease. While testing isn’t provided, they can recommend someone that will treat you with respect and dignity. Sometimes this isn’t easily found, even today.

A disadvantage with free HIV clinics is that it can take up to 7 days to find out the results of the test. One week of worry and stress is a lot to deal with. If you’re determined to go to a public clinic, look for one that has rapid blood and oral HIV testing. Now, results can be available in less than 3 days.

This testing is available at the Columbus and Georgia Departments of Health clinic, across the street from Ashley Station Apartment Homes.

There are no prior requirements. Simply walk-in and ask about their opportunities for free HIV testing.

If none of these facilities are nearby, private HIV testing is a viable option. Discreet with fast results, fees also tend to be lower at the lab.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Columbus, GA

Disputes over what kids learn in health class are erupting, and no one has an idea on how to come to a resolution. So, this has left it up to the districts to decide what is or isn’t included.

Abstinence is a given, and most don’t see this changing. Unintentional pregnancies are down, but not by enough to claim that this approach is working. Considering how many highschoolers are STD positive, it would seem like the answer is “no”.

C V Foundation for Better Living is picking up some of the slack. They want to eliminate the stigma that’s around AIDS and HIV. This includes inviting the community to events and holding classes that all are welcome to attend.

Sadly, Planned Parenthood and its extensive resources is farther away than most people are willing to drive. This has left a wide gap in educational materials. Even free condoms aren’t easy to come by.

There are available sources of information for anyone that wants to learn more about STIs and their potential side effects. You just have to look a little harder than the closest high school.

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Better Sexual Health in Columbus, GA

Hopefully you’re not too depressed after learning how desperate the situation is becoming. There’s still hope. It only takes one person to make a change, just look at the founder of the Chattahoochee Valley for Better Living. He turned his AIDS diagnoses into something positive for the community.

Marvel at the skies through the telescope at the observatory and look down from the promenade at the skeletons of 19th century battleships. When you’re done, go through the necessary steps for private STI testing.

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