What are the STI test options in Columbus,OH?
If you live in the Columbus area and you think you might need to be tested for STDs, you’re not alone.
Columbus isn’t immune to the STD epidemic. In Franklin County, 9,417 cases of Chlamydia were reported in 2017, along with 4,449 cases of Gonorrhea, and 608 total cases of Syphilis.
The Franklin County Health Department does recommend regular testing, even if you believe that you’re not a risk for one of these transmittable diseases.
There are testing options available in Columbus, including some public ones, like two Planned Parenthood locations on Broad Street or 17th Avenue. Parking won’t be a problem, even though the facilities are near the downtown area.
There are private options as well, including on High Street and Dublin Road, to name a few. Many are in areas where the traffic is less congested, which means you can be in and out the doors before rush hour traffic starts. City buses also pass by the centers so you have no excuse not to be tested.
An online calendar can also be a helpful tool, if you are looking for free STD testing. You can find dates and locations listed on the Franklin County Health Department website. You will need to bring i.d. and the long lines can make it difficult to find time in your busy day to wait. However, it is still important to be tested and you do have options.
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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.