What are the STI test options in West Des Moines,IA?

The community of West Des Moines, Iowa is rapidly growing. With that rapid growth, sexually transmitted disease diagnoses are also on the rise.

According to current data from the Iowa Department of Public Health, the number of cases for both chlamydia and gonorrhea continues to surge.

Chlamydia diagnoses have increased 5.8% from 2017, with gonorrhea up a staggering 28.3%. Syphilis reported a decrease, albeit slight, of 1.7 percent in 2018.

The West Des Moines area is an appealing place to live for people of all ages. With so many options available for work, dining, and shopping—it offers a rich, varied dating scene. State officials report that the majority of new chlamydia diagnoses are being found in young adults under the age of 25. Whereas gonorrhea cases are more commonly found when testing among older age groups. While chlamydia is the most common STD in Iowa—and nationally—it’s often hard to detect because of its mild or sometimes nonexistent symptoms.

The rise of chlamydia cases in younger people has prompted the county to increase STD testing. Initiatives are even underway to provide better sexual health education to the public. Polk County officials suspect that social media and online dating culture may be partially to blame for the upswing of chlamydia numbers.

Affordable, low cost testing for HIV, herpes, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea is available at Planned Parenthood-Rosenfield Health Center on East Army Post road. Primary Health Care on University offers free HIV and STI testing at their clinic. While they do not offer herpes testing at this time they do cover both hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Des Moines clinics with our easy-to-read chart.

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Results posted to secure online account
No one will know you're there to get tested for STDs
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No appointment necessary
Results within 1-2 days
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Guaranteed FDA Approved And Gold Standard Testing
Guaranteed doctor consult by phone
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Guaranteed upfront pricing, regardless of any income and welfare eligibility
Tests start at as low as $49

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Labcorp

Preferred 11208 Aurora Ave Bldg 12 Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Hours
    • Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed
  • 5.16 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)

Quest Diagnostics

Preferred 11319 Aurora Ave Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Hours
    • Monday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Thursday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Friday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed
  • 5.35 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