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What are the STI test options in Grand Rapids,MI?

Michigan is fortunate enough to rank lower in nationwide statistics for STDs – only places as the 23rd most sexually diseased states – but even here the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases is being felt.

In Kent County, as elsewhere, STD rates have been climbing.

Between the years of 2007 and 2011 there were an average of 3,299 chlamydia cases, 902 gonorrhea cases, and 34 syphilis cases. By 2017 these numbers increased to an alarming 4,208 cases of chlamydia, 1,123 cases of gonorrhea, and 104 cases of syphilis.

Breaking down the stigma around sexual health and having frank discussions with your partners is a vital step to managing your own health and being part of the solution to these issues – exactly what The STD Project is aiming to accomplish. Michigan law allows for Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT), as well, meaning those who test positive can receive prescriptions from physicians to bring home for their partners.

What’s the best way to stay healthy? Get tested! Grand Rapids has many options: from the Grand Rapids Red Project on Hall Street, to the Kent County Health Department on Fuller Avenue, and the Pregnancy Resource Center on Cherry Street Southeast.

You also have the option of free STD testing, though not everyone will qualify for this service.

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What STD tests do I need?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 (CDC) recommends screening for the most common STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, herpes 1, herpes 2, and HIV for both men and women. In addition, the CDC suggests women get screened for trichomoniasis.

SaferSTD recommends searching for locations that offer a 10-test panel which tests for the most common bacteria and viral STDs in the U.S. with additional premium add-ons like early HIV detection, if needed.

When should I get tested?

The CDC2 provides detailed STD testing information as to when you should get tested. In summary, you should get tested today if you are sexually active, never been tested before, have had unprotected sex in the past, or if you exhibit symptoms. 

According to the World Health Organization3, the majority of STI cases reported every day, more than one million, are asymptomatic; another reason to get tested today.

You should get tested again in 90 days to rule out STDs that have specific exposure waiting times, including HIV.

How are STD tests done?

STD testing can be a quick and simple process, depending on the type of test you choose and where you get tested. Some may require an oral or genital swab, a urine test or blood sample, or a physical exam to check your genital area for signs of an STD.

SaferSTD has identified preferred providers that require only a urine test, a blood sample, or both without a physical exam.

How fast do I get my results?

The speed at which you receive your STD testing results depends on where you get tested. Before you choose your location, find out how long testing results will take. 

At-home STD testing results are usually 3-5 business days, depending on the manufacturer of your test. You also need to take into account the amount of time it takes to receive the test or pick one up, perform the test, and ship it back, before the lab can analyze your results and report back to you. 

If you test at a public facility such as a neighborhood clinic, you may have to wait a week, if not more for the results, which could delay treatment. If you test through a private facility, they have the fastest turnaround within 1-3 business days. 

SaferSTD has researched and identified the most accredited and most reputable testing locations. Click here to find a preferred location near you.

What same-day testing locations are available in Grand Rapids, MI?

Some STD testing clinics offer same-day walk-in options without an appointment. Below are nearby preferred locations that offer this option.

How much will STD testing cost in Grand Rapids, MI?

The cost of STD testing depends on whether you select private, public, or at-home testing, as well as the type of test(s) you need.

Several at-home STD options and public testing locations can cost up to $250, with most on the higher end, depending on the brand and type of testing. Public testing fees also vary based on income and welfare eligibility. 

With private testing, you may save money on a low-cost comprehensive 10-test panel that tests for the most common bacterial and viral STDs in the United States. 

SaferSTD has researched and identified reputable locations that offer upfront pricing without hidden fees. Click here to find a preferred location near you.

What STD test option is best for me in Grand Rapids, MI?

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Where else can I get tested in Grand Rapids, MI?

Below are public STD testing centers located near you. Your privacy may be at risk, and pricing could be more than you think. Click here to view SaferSTD preferred locations instead.

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Quest Diagnostics

1971 E Beltline Ave Ne Grand Rapids, MI 49525 North East Citizens Action
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office 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 Closed
    • Sunday Closed
  • Available Tests:
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HIV Early Detection
  • Trichomoniasis Test
  • HIV Test

Accredited and Certified

These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

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)
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Quest Diagnostics

3935 Lake Michigan Dr Nw Walker, MI 49534
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Thursday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Saturday Closed
    • Sunday Closed
  • Available Tests:
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HIV Early Detection
  • Trichomoniasis Test
  • HIV Test

Accredited and Certified

These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

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)
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5.11 mile

Labcorp

1155 E Paris Se, Suite 200 Grand Rapids, MI 49546
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office 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 Closed
    • Sunday Closed
  • Available Tests:
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HIV Early Detection
  • Trichomoniasis Test
  • HIV Test

Accredited and Certified

These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

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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7.73 mile

Quest Diagnostics

6231 West River Dr NE Belmont, MI 49306
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Thursday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Saturday Closed
    • Sunday Closed
  • Available Tests:
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HIV Early Detection
  • Trichomoniasis Test
  • HIV Test

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These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

Description: Get Fast, Easy and Affordable testing at this location. Results come back within 2 business days and be in and out of the lab in less then 20 minutes.

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

GVSU Family Health Center

72 Sheldon Blvd SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Downtown
616-331-983-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm
  • 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,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
0.55 mile

Pregnancy Resource Center

415 Cherry St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Heritage Hill
616-300-157-6
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Fee Based

Description: Community Based Organization. Photo ID required for all testing. Call for alternative documents needed if no ID available. Services are confidential, evidence-based, and client-focused. Medical staff are committed, board-certified professionals. Appointment required for STD testing. Closed for lunch from 12noon-1pm Mon., Wed., Thurs

0.56 mile

Planned Parenthood of Michigan (Irwin/Martin Health Center)

425 Cherry St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Heritage Hill
616-459-310-1
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Rapid HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Donations Accepted,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Social Service Organization.

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1.59 mile

Grand Rapids Red Project

401 Hall St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507 Madison Area
616-456-906-3
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Rapid HIV Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Donations Accepted,
  • No Fee,
  • Free HIV Testing,
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing

Description: AIDS Service Organization. HIV Testing: Mon.-Thurs., 1:00pm-3:30pm

1.80 mile

Kent County Health Department (Fuller Clinic)

700 Fuller Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 North East Citizens Action
616-632-720-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-4:45pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-4:45pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-4:45pm
    • Thursday: 12:45am-4:45pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-4:45pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Rapid HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • No Fee,
  • Free STD Testing,
  • Free HIV Testing

Description: Public Health Department/Social Services Department. Services are available for all persons 13 years of age or older. Minors do not need parental or guardian consent for counseling, testing, or treatment. Persons concerned about Hepatitis B or C testing will need to discuss their risk with a clinic nurse. Other high-risk testing criteria have been established by the State, and the nurse will let you know if you can be tested. Closed Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., from 11:30am-12:45pm. Open every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 10am-12:30pm and 1:45pm-6:45pm

11.00 mile

Ottawa County Department of Public Health (Hudsonville Office)

3100 Port Sheldon Rd Hudsonville, MI 49426
616-396-526-6
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Please check with the clinic for the latest hours and availability.
  • 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,
  • Fee Based

Description: Public Health Department/Social Services Department. By appointment only

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12.06 mile

Spectrum Health Medical Group (SHMG Family Medicine- Campustowne)

4868-2 Lake Michigan Dr MC820 Allendale, MI 49401
616-391-280-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Please check with the clinic for the latest hours and availability.
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Rapid HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • PrEP for uninsured,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
23.48 mile

Ottawa County Department of Public Health (Holland Office)

12251 James St Holland, MI 49424
616-396-526-6
  • Hours
    Office 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
  • 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
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STD STATISTICS

STD Statistics In Kent County, MI

629,237

Population

4,537

STD Cases

721

STD Rate per 100,000 people

STD Breakdown

Statistics reported is based on publicly available data sources such as CDC for Kent County, MI. Data is normalized to accurately report Kent County STD Breakdown.
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Additional STD Test Statistics in Grand Rapids, MI

It seems that the city is seeing STD rates that are higher than the average, and these numbers aren’t expected to improve until everyone understands that they need to be tested regularly.

While health officials were not surprised to see that STDs are rising in the city and surround Kent County, they were startled to learn that the rates of infection were significantly higher than the state average. Recent statistics show that while the overall number of new infections is down across the state, the opposite is true in Kent County.

Between 2012 and 2014 the total number of sexually transmitted infections is steadily rising. It is not only Chlamydia and Gonorrhea that are presenting a significant health crisis, but primary and secondary Syphilis incidents are increasing as well. This disease that was previously thought to be under control is now making a startling comeback in teens and older adults.

Some of the recently released statistics that are causing city and health officials concern include;

  • From 2012 to 2013 the total number of sexually transmitted diseases reported in the area climbed 27 percent.
  • In 2012 the overall rate of STDs in the county was 692, compared to 760 per 100,000 residents in 2014.
  • The state average rate of infection in 2014 was 568 per 100,000 residents compared to the county’s percentage rate of 760 in the same 12 month period.
CLINICS

Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinics Near Grand Rapids,MI

Top STD Testing Locations in  Grand RapidsMI

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Grand Rapids Red Project

STD Testing at 401 Hall St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, USA

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

Grand Rapids Red Project might be an AIDS 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

401 Hall St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Grand Rapids Red Project

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

Pregnancy Resource Center

STD Testing at 415 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

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

Pregnancy Resource Center 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

415 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Pregnancy Resource Center

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
  • Syphilis
  • HIV

Planned Parenthood of Michigan (Irwin/Martin Health Center of Grand Rapids)

STD Testing at 425 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

Qualifications

If you call ahead you might be able to get in that day. You can also go online and look through their availability calendar and find a time that is best for you.

Anyone over 14 can get an appointment. without bringing their parents. Calling ahead can also get you enrolled in a plan that will help cover testing expenses.

Treatment Options

Treatment is limited to infections not viruses that are often transmitted sexually. This means that you can get antibiotics for some STDs and they will go away. Some however, will need to be managed over a lifetime.

These viruses cannot be treated at Planned Parenthood. They send your records to a specialist of your choosing. They will also help you find one.

Summary

You can everything from Pep and PrEP at Planned Parenthood. Free condoms are also available for men and women. After all these years, the organization is still at the forefront when it comes to protecting your sexual health.

ADDRESS

425 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Planned Parenthood of Michigan (Irwin/Martin Health Center of Grand Rapids)

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

  • bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  • chlamydia
  • genital warts
  • gonorrhea
  • herpes
  • HIV
  • syphilis
  • trichomoniasis 

Planned Parenthood of Michigan (Evenson Health Center)

STD Testing at 3641 Byron Center Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49519, USA

Qualifications

If you call ahead you might be able to get in that day. You can also go online and look through their availability calendar and find a time that is best for you.

Anyone over 14 can get an appointment. without bringing their parents. Calling ahead can also get you enrolled in a plan that will help cover testing expenses.

Treatment Options

Treatment is limited to infections not viruses that are often transmitted sexually. This means that you can get antibiotics for some STDs and they will go away. Some however, will need to be managed over a lifetime.

These viruses cannot be treated at Planned Parenthood. They send your records to a specialist of your choosing. They will also help you find one.

Summary

You can everything from Pep and PrEP at Planned Parenthood. Free condoms are also available for men and women. After all these years, the organization is still at the forefront when it comes to protecting your sexual health.

ADDRESS

3641 Byron Center Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49519, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Planned Parenthood of Michigan (Evenson Health Center)

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

  • bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  • chlamydia
  • genital warts
  • gonorrhea
  • herpes
  • HIV
  • syphilis
  • trichomoniasis

Kent County Health Department (Fuller Public Health Clinic)

STD Testing at 700 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

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

Kent County Health Department (Fuller Public Health Clinic) 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

700 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Kent County Health Department (Fuller Public Health Clinic)

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
  • Hepatitis
  • Syphilis
  • HIV

Grand Valley State University Family Health Center

STD Testing at 72 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

Qualifications

The first thing you should do is visit their website. There is a complete list of everything you need to bring. There are several documents that are necessary, especially if you want testing to be free.

You also need to have an appointment, this is not a walk in clinic.

Treatment Options

Medications can be prescribed. This generally applies to bacterial infections. You will be given instructions on dosage and frequency. You should plan on coming back in after you've finished your prescription. This is just a precaution to ensure that the STD has been taken care of.

Summary

At the Grand Valley State University Family Health Center you can get testing and treatment for most STDs. Payment is based on income, so for some it could be free.

A counselor will be available during testing and treatment. You can also call anytime you have a question about your sexual health.

ADDRESS

72 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

CONTACT

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STD Testing at Grand Valley State University Family Health Center

HOURS

  • Monday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia
  • HIV
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
Sexual Health Education

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Grand Rapids, MI

The public school system in Grand Rapids still follows the federally funded abstinence only program. Even though abstinence is the best way to prevent teen pregnancies, it does little to slow or stop the spread of some STDs.

This is also believed to be responsible for the growing number of older residents who are positive for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis, along with the increase in Herpes outbreaks.

Not only can some STDs be spread through casual contact, but some may not display any noticeable symptoms making it easy to unknowingly spread a sexually transmitted disease. Regular Herpes testing in Grand Rapids and early treatment can reduce the number of embarrassing flare-ups.  You also need to be tested for HIV in Grand Rapids, optimally every 6 months.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Grand Rapids, MI

Certain factors play a role in the STD rate for a certain area, and this includes social and economic factors. Age and gender also factor in, along with education.

Kent County and Grand Rapids do not have a comprehensive sexual education system in place in the school system, and this is contributing to a higher STD rate. This lack of knowledge is leading to certain mistaken beliefs that makes it difficult for health officials to convince young adults of the importance of regular testing.

Other demographical factors include the strong conservative beliefs that are prevalent in the area, along with certain religious views that promote abstinence until marriage. While this has helped to lower teen pregnancy rates, it has had the opposite effect on STD rates. Until teens and adults can discuss sex openly and honestly, the city will continue to have a health problem.

STD Testing Grand Rapids, MI

Better Sexual Health in Grand Rapids, MI

Before heading out to a mobile clinic, you should consider other alternatives. There are STI clinics open 7 days a week, and testing is affordable even with no insurance. Results are confidential, and the environment is discreet.

Reference:

STD rate in Kalamazoo and Kent counties rises

http://www.examiner.com/article/sex-education-michigan-schools

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