What are the STI test options in Phoenix,AZ?

There were 35,859 reported cases of STDs in Maricopa County in 2017 and 22,134 cases of Chlamydia.

There were also 7,701 cases of Gonorrhea in Maricopa County, which pushed it to the 4th worst city in the United State for Gonorrhea infections. The state overall is ranked 19th on the list of worst states for STDs.

Testing options are available throughout Phoenix.

There are many public testing centers available, including Planned Parenthood on 51st Avenue and the Maricopa County Public Health STD Clinic on Roosevelt Street. 

There are various private options as well, including on Clarendon Avenue, Glendale Avenue, and more.

The clinics are easy to find. Most even offer ample parking. However, there is also public transportation that will drop you off close by. In some cases even at the front door. If you are worried about the expense, ask about free STD testing. Some locations do offer it to qualifying residents. Since this service is not available at all clinics you may have to travel a little further.

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Home to several Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses and known for its thriving nightlife, Phoenix, Arizona is also experiencing a rise in the number of reported cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, C, Herpes, Syphilis and HIV, which makes it important to remember to get tested regularly at one of the STD clinics. While there are free STD testing centers in Phoenix, AZ the long lines have many residents putting off this important health checkup. Now you can schedule private STD testing with one simple phone call and only spend 15 to 20 minutes at the local lab, which still gives you plenty of time to enjoy everything the “Valley of the Sun” has to offer.

Additional STD Test Statistics in Phoenix, AZ

The sunny desert city is experiencing a steady leap in STDs, and health officials have stated that they only expect this alarming trend to continue unless residents are tested regularly.

2005 and 2014 saw Chlamydia numbers increase from 12155 to 19889, and Gonorrhea almost doubled during the same period. Statistics also show females ages of 20 to 29 were the most at risk for these common STDs.

While most health officials were not surprised by the growing number of young women who are diagnosed with Chlamydia or Gonorrhea each year, they were surprised to learn that Syphilis infections was also on the rise. What is truly frightening to city leaders is the rise in infants who were born with Syphilis. While this number has decreased slightly between 2005 and 2014, it still shows that Phoenix is dealing with an STD problem.

  • In 2005 there were 122 Syphilis diagnoses compared to 396 cases in 2014.
  • There were 442 reported diagnoses of early Syphilis in men who had intercourse with other men in 2014, compared to 158 diagnoses in heterosexuals.
  • While statistically women are at a greater risk of contracting Chlamydia, more men tested positive for Gonorrhea between 2005 and 2014.
  •  Statistics also show that Gonorrhea rates increased from 6.1 to 12.7 percent between 2012 and 2014.

Statistics show that STDs affect people at any age and sexual inclination.

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Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinics Near
Phoenix,AZ

FIT Health Care

OVERVIEW

The physicians at the clinic are dedicated to improving the sexual health of everyone in the surrounding area.

You can get results back from most tests in 3 to 7 days. There are also physicians on staff that are happy to speak with you. However, you test will probably be administered by a qualified clinician.

QUALIFICATIONS

If you only need to be tested for STDs, you do not need an appointment. You only need one for follow-up treatment. Everyone is welcome at the clinic, including patients under 18 yrs. Minors might want to call ahead to ensure that they will not need to bring a consent form.

Pricing for testing is clearly listed on their website, though costs can change. Some tests are grouped together, which might save you some money.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

You can return to the clinic for prescriptions and further treatment or choose to use your own primary care physician. The clinic will ensure that your doctor has your current file, so they know exactly what care you need.

If you choose to stay at the clinic for treatment, they will carefully explain everything to you. This does include the cost of treating your STD.

SUMMARY

One thing you will notice is that the building is nondescript. This gives you a little extra ammininty, if this is a concern for you. There is also free parking and it is close to a bus line.

They do strive to keep their prices reasonable, which is an advantage since they do not have free STD testing. Instead you can choose from different panels of tests, instead of paying for each one separately.

 

ADDRESS

300 W Clarendon Ave. Suite 145 Phoenix, AZ 85013

CONTACT

HOURS

Closed from 1 pm - 2 pm Mon. thru Thurs.

Southwest Center

OVERVIEW

The clinic was started to provide education, testing and support for everyone concerned about or who had tested positive for a STI. The clinic name has changed in recent years but they still hold true to their original mission.

Physicians are normally present and available to meet with you. Test results normally take 3 to 5 business days. Though rapid HIV testing only takes 20 minutes for you to get your results.

QUALIFICATIONS

Everyone is welcome and they also work to serve the LGBT community. Prices are listed on their website for testing and most insurance plans are accepted. Minors can even come in for a test and in most cases, they do not have to notify their parents.

Free STD testing is available for those that qualify, though this option is occasionally suspended due to financial constraints. You can inquire about this when you initially call.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

The clinic provides treatment for the STDs they test for. This includes prescriptions, education and other preventative measures.

They can also help those that have or have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. If they are not able to provide the care you need, they can refer you to a clinic that can.

SUMMARY

For over thirty years the Southwest Center has been working to help reduce and eliminate sexually transmitted diseases in the community. Their staff is dedicated to helping their clients, whether it is with treatment or support.

They are near a public bus route and also have a free parking lot. While closed on weekends, they do have convenient evening hours during the week.

ADDRESS

1101 North Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85004

CONTACT

HOURS

Hours can vary on holidays.

Phoenix Women's Clinic

OVERVIEW

Even though this is a women’s health clinic, everyone is welcome if they feel that they need to be tested for STIs.

Physicians are available and are more than willing to speak with you before and after testing. It usually takes a few days to get your test results back. However, you can choose how you want to receive them. This step is taken care of during your filling out the initial paperwork.

QUALIFICATIONS

Appointments are necessary, regardless of age. If you are a minor, consent from a parental figure might be required. This can be especially true if you are using their insurance to cover testing and potential treatment.

While, there are not free testing events you could qualify for a reduced rate. Simply inquire about this when making your appointment.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

While, they are not equipped for long term health care they can treat some STDs. You can receive prescriptions, return for follow-up checkups and even get referrals to long=term care clinics.

You can select how you want to get your test results, though they will not be delivered by a physician. However, you can talk to one at your follow up visit.

SUMMARY

This women’s clinic is here to make a difference in your health. They test and treat all sexes and encourage that partners come in together.

They also have a location of W. McDowell, if this is more convenient for you. Treatment can also be transferred between the two clinics.

You do have to watch their hours, they can change. However, since you need an appointment it should not affect your scheduled visit.

ADDRESS

9303 N. 7th St. Suite 4 Phoenix, AZ 85020

CONTACT

HOURS

Hours can change during holidays.

Planned Parenthood STD Test Locations Near
Phoenix,AZ

Planned Parrenthood of Phoenix

OVERVIEW

There is the misconception that this is a health care center for women only, but everyone is encouraged to stop in.

The staff strives to make everyone feel at home, including the physicians.

Test result times will vary. Some are back in a couple of days, while others can take over a week. This will be explained to you during the testing process.

QUALIFICATIONS

Anyone is welcome, with an appointment. One can be made online or through the clinic’s website. You can also inquire about using insurance or what other forms of payment they accept at this time.

While they do not have “free STD testing days” you can qualify for a reduced rate. This could also include free testing, though you will need to meet some requirements.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Treatment for all sexually transmitted diseases can be obtained here. Prescriptions, additional tests to ensure the STD has been treated are included in the treatment process.

You can also become involved in educational or support groups. Here you can learn how to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases in the future.

SUMMARY

Centrally located on 75th avenue, you can easily arrive by bus. The clinic also has a private parking lot that is free to visitors.

Dedicated to sexual health for over 80 years, Planned Parenthood is a nationwide clinic chain that millions trust every year. You might even qualify for free testing and treatment, simply ask when scheduling your appointment.

ADDRESS

2020 N. 75th Ave. Suite 11 Phoenix, AZ 85035

CONTACT

HOURS

Hours can change during holidays.

City or County Department Sexual Health Clinics Near Phoenix,AZ

Maricopa County Public Health STD Clinic

OVERVIEW

This clinic strives to put their patients at ease before testing. They understand how stressful it can be. A clinician will be with you throughout the entire procedure, and you can ask to speak to a physician if you still do not feel comfortable.

Test results take two days and are delivered discreetly. You can choose how you receive them when you fill out the contact information. HIV test results can take longer, sometimes up to two weeks.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Payment is due before you leave after the initial tests. Most insurance plans are accepted, including Medicare. They do not have free std testing and rarely offer a reduced rate.

Minors may need to bring a consent form, though this does depend on their age. They can find out the details when they call for their appointment.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

You can get prescriptions, talk to a physician and take part in their educational prevention classes. Treatment does cost extra, it is usually not included in the testing fee. However, if you are told that your results are positive the staff will set up an appointment at that time.

They can also help you find other programs that treat HIV/AIDS and other life-time infectious diseases.

SUMMARY

You can view your test results online and talk to a clinician. The staff values your comfort and privacy. However, they do not test for Herpes and this is something that you should consider.

The clinic is centrally located and you can take advantage of their parking lot. Wait times are also relatively short, since appointments are needed.

ADDRESS

1645 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85006

CONTACT

HOURS

The clinic opens an hour later on Wednesdays, and holidays can cause hours to change.

Maricopa County Public Health

OVERVIEW

The clinic is managed by the county and while it only offers limited testing for some sexually transmitted diseases, the fees are affordable.

It is important to note that some tests are not available after 3 pm, this includes rapid HIV testing. A physician may not be able to see you at the time of the test, but you can speak with a clinician or counselor over the phone.

QUALIFICATIONS

All you need to do to be tested is fill out a registration form. This can be done in person or through the county’s health department website. Filling it out before you walk-in can shorten your wait time.

There are free HIV and Syphilis testing events, though you will have to check the clinic’s calendar to learn the exact dates and time. Otherwise, testing is usually around 20 dollars and it is due before you leave.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

The clinic only tests for STDs, it does not treat them. However, they can help you find a treatment center. They can also help with enrolling you in financial programs, if you qualify.

Unfortunately, there is a good chance that you will not be able to speak to a doctor when you receive your test results. If you do get the chance to do so, it will probably be brief.

SUMMARY

Even though, the clinic is limited with it’s testing options and does not provide treatment. It is affordable and close to several transportation routes. This can make it easy to get to, and they also offer free parking to their clients.

 

ADDRESS

1645 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85006

CONTACT

HOURS

Hours can change, especially on holidays.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Phoenix, AZ

The city of Phoenix and surrounding Maricopa County do not have a standardized sexual education program in place in the area schools, and when the classes are offered abstinence must be stressed as the right choice to make.

This often sends a confusing message to students, especially those who are already sexually active. Since they have obviously decided abstinence was not the right choice for them, an educational program that stresses this choice does nothing to help them understand the risks of having unprotected sex. Phoenix schools that do offer sexual education classes are also required to have parental approval before students can attend. Often permission slips never make it home and many parents do not realize the risks their children are facing if they are not properly educated.

There are some community outreach programs that are starting to make a difference in neighborhoods, and surprisingly these classes are beginning to have a positive effect in Maricopa County jails. STD rates are down among inmates who receive basic sex education, which can also have a positive effect on the community when they are released.

These programs are important for several reasons which include educating students and residents about the dangers of not being tested. Not all STDs are transmitted through sexual contact, which is why Herpes testing in Phoenix is important.

It is also vital to your health to get regular HIV testing in Phoenix.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Phoenix, AZ

Demographics, along with the lack of comprehensive sex education classes, are part of the “STD problem”. Ethnic beliefs  and the embarrassment of potentially being seen being tested keeps many residents away from the clinics. These are only some of the reason for the city’s current health crisis.

Religious and cultural beliefs can also prevent parents from allowing students to participate in sexual education classes, and some families often can’t afford testing. Another reason for the city’s steadily increasing STD rate is the growing number of older residents.

Phoenix is known for its warm, dry climate, especially in the winter. This has lead to an increase in the number of retirees who are relocating to the desert city. Older residents are showing an increase in Gonorrhea infections and much of this is attributed to a lack of available information concerning the risk and spread of STDs.

With more of Phoenix’s residents living longer and staying sexually active later in life, the city can continue to see a rise in STD rates regardless of demographics.

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Better Sexual Health in Phoenix, AZ

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References:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/04/11/20100411arizona-sex-education.html

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