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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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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 West Des Moines, IA?

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 West Des Moines, IA?

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 West Des Moines, IA?

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Labcorp

11208 Aurora Ave Bldg 12 Urbandale, IA 50322
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office 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
  • 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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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
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Quest Diagnostics

11319 Aurora Ave Urbandale, IA 50322
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office 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
  • 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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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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Labcorp

11208 Aurora Ave Bldg 12 Urbandale, IA 50322
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office 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
  • 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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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
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  • Doctor Prescription (if needed)
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Quest Diagnostics

11319 Aurora Ave Urbandale, IA 50322
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office 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
  • 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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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
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0.97 mile

UCS Healthcare (West Des Moines)

1300 Woodland Ave West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-280-386-0
  • 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-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Rapid HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
3.61 mile

Planned Parenthood North Central States (Susan Knapp Health Center)

2304 University Ave Des Moines, IA 50311 Drake Park
877-859-054-2
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
    • Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Saturday: 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV 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: Social Service Organization. If you are uninsured, you may qualify for a state-funded program or a lower fee scale. Please bring the following documents: birth certificate, pay stub, photo ID, proof of residence. Only open the 2nd Saturday of the month

3.95 mile

Polk County Health Department

1907 Carpenter Ave Des Moines, IA 50314 Evelyn Davis Park
515-286-379-8
  • 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,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Rapid HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Public Health Department/Social Services Department. $5 fee for STD testing and treatment for ages 13 and up. High risk HIV testing- no fee. Low risk HIV testing $25. Call to set up appointment. Walk-in STD testing Mon., Wed., Fri., 1pm-3pm and Tues.,Thurs., 8:30am-11:30am

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4.34 mile

Planned Parenthood North Central States (West Health Center)

3303 109th St Urbandale, IA 50322
877-859-054-3
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 12:00am-8:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-4:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-4:00pm
    • Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Saturday: 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV 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: Social Service Organization. If you are uninsured, you may qualify for a state-funded program or a lower fee scale. Please bring the following documents: birth certificate, pay stub, photo ID, and proof of residence. Only open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month

4.34 mile

Primary Health Care Incorporated

1200 University Ave Ste 120 Des Moines, IA 50314 New Visions
515-248-159-5
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 9:00am-4:00pm
    • Tuesday: 9:00am-4:00pm
    • Wednesday: 9:00am-4:00pm
    • Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm
    • Friday: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Rapid HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test,
  • HIV Self-Testing
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Donations Accepted,
  • PrEP for uninsured,
  • No Fee,
  • Free STD Testing,
  • Free HIV Testing,
  • Free HIV Self-Testing,
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing,
  • Free Hepatitis B Testing

Description: All on-site HIV testing is by appointment only. HIV Self-Testing is mail based

4.85 mile

Primary Health Care Incorporated (Mercy Family Practice)

250 Laurel St Des Moines, IA 50314 Marshalltown
515-643-461-0
  • 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-5:00pm
  • 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
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6.57 mile

Planned Parenthood North Central States (Rosenfield Health Center)

1000 E Army Post Rd Des Moines, IA 50315 Jordan Park
877-849-078-2
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-4:00pm
    • Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV 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: Social Service Organization. If you are uninsured, you may qualify for a state-funded program or a lower fee scale. Please bring the following documents: birth certificate, pay stub, photo ID, proof of residence.

30.16 mile

Obria Medical Clinics (Ames Clinic)

1606 Golden Aspen Dr Ste 105 Ames, IA 50010
515-620-589-2
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 12:00pm-7:00pm
    • Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Community Based Organization.

30.83 mile

Planned Parenthood North Central States (Ames Center)

2530 Chamberlain St Ames, IA 50014 Campustown
877-849-076-3
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
    • Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-4:00pm
    • Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV 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: Social Service Organization. If you are uninsured, you may qualify for a state-funded program or a lower fee scale. Please bring the following documents: birth certificate, pay stub, photo ID, proof of residence. Walk ins are taken based on how busy the center is at the time of walk in. Attempt is made to accommodate all who come.

31.83 mile

LC Clinic (Stuart Office)

212 S Division St Stuart, IA 50250
515-523-117-3
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Tuesday: 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • No Fee,
  • Free STD Testing

Description: Community Based Organization. All services are free and confidential. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments preferred. Please bring photo ID. Thursday by appointment only

31.95 mile

McFarland Clinic (Infectious Diseases)

1215 Duff Ave Ames, IA 50010
515-239-440-0
  • 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-5:00pm
    • Saturday: 8:00am-12:00am
  • 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,
  • PrEP for uninsured,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
42.81 mile

Pathways of Pella

703 Main St Pella, IA 50219
641-628-482-7
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Please check with the clinic for the latest hours and availability.
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • No Fee,
  • Free STD Testing,
  • Free HIV Testing,
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing

Description: Religious Organization. Walk-in hours Mon. and Thurs. 10:30am-4:00pm. Fexible scheduling. Individuals can request an appointment outside of those hours

49.71 mile

LC Clinic (Creston Office)

1109 S Summer Creston, IA 50801
641-782-215-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 10:00am-2:00pm
    • Tuesday: 1:00pm-7:00pm
    • Thursday: 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • No Fee,
  • Free STD Testing

Description: Community Based Organization. All services are free and confidential. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments preferred. Please bring photo ID.

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Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinics Near West Des Moines,IA

Top STD Testing Locations in  West Des MoinesIA

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The Project of PHC

STD Testing at 1200 University Ave #120, Des Moines, IA 50314, USA

Qualifications

Any Iowan residing in West Des Moines may qualify for free HIV/STD screening. The health center may charge some of its services at a low-cost.

Treatment Options

Anybody at risk of contracting HIV may receive PrEP medication as a preventive measure. Physicians offer confidential STD testing services and they connect clients who test positive to care and resources they may need for survival. For instance, HIV positive persons may qualify for the Aids Drug Assistance Program to receive low-cost medication.

Summary

PLWHA may receive comprehensive care and support services available at the facility, including dental care, medication management, behavioral health, and transportation services. The clinic also offers safer sex supplies such as condoms, lubricants, and dental dams free of charge.

ADDRESS

1200 University Ave #120, Des Moines, IA 50314, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at The Project of PHC

HOURS

  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • HIV
  • Hepatitis C
  • Syphilis
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Trichomoniasis

InnerVisions HealthCare

STD Testing at 1355 50th St #400, West Des Moines, IA 50266, USA

Qualifications

STD tests at the clinic are available free of charge to everyone. Moreover, the medical team doesn’t discriminate against age, gender, race, or sexual orientation. Also, clients should carry valid driver’s licenses or school IDs when they visit the clinic.

Treatment Options

At the health center, you may receive discreet STD services carried out by a well-trained nurse. After diagnostics, you may either receive preventive services like PrEP, PEP, and vaccines if you’re negative or medication prescriptions if you test positive. Moreover, the nurses on staff offer follow-up care to check on their clients’ health progress.

Summary

Residents of West Des Moines in need of STD services may call the facility to schedule an appointment with the medical professionals. Moreover, you may receive some STD services free of charge. Also, physicians work with confidentiality.

ADDRESS

1355 50th St #400, West Des Moines, IA 50266, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at InnerVisions HealthCare

HOURS

  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • HPV
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis C

Obria Medical Clinics - Ames

STD Testing at 1606 Golden Aspen Dr #105, Ames, IA 50010, USA

Qualifications

There are no restrictions available for the reception of health care, so you may visit the facility to receive low-cost STD services according to the latest provisions.

Treatment Options

You may receive confidential consultations and testing for STDs. If your diagnosis is positive, the health-care providers may offer prescriptions for medication. Additionally, physicians may offer partner notification and treatment. However, if your tests are nonreactive, you may receive vaccinations or PEP and PrEP services.

Summary

All the services available at the health center may be accessed by booking an appointment online. Additionally, the clinic’s online platform allows clients to talk to physicians. Also, medical providers work discreetly so your reason for visiting the facility is confidential.

ADDRESS

1606 Golden Aspen Dr #105, Ames, IA 50010, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Obria Medical Clinics - Ames

HOURS

  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • HPV

Agape Pregnancy Center

STD Testing at 2550 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50310, USA

Qualifications

The health-care providers may serve you regardless of sexual orientation, gender, age, race, or religious affiliation. Moreover, they offer STD services free of charge.

Treatment Options

You may receive confidential STD testing during your STD appointment, and the nurse on call may offer medication for the treatment of STDs depending on the test results. However, if all tests come back negative, you may receive preventive services such as vaccinations.

Summary

Individuals seeking STD services at the facility may call or email to schedule an appointment or walk-in during its open hours. The clinic has an Earn While You Learn program that helps pregnant mothers navigate through their journey and also provides baby items such as blankets and shampoos. The health center also has Spanish-speaking volunteers who assist medical personnel to communicate effectively with residents who speak the language.

ADDRESS

2550 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50310, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Agape Pregnancy Center

HOURS

  • Monday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Trichomoniasis
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea

Rosenfield Center of Des Moines, IA

STD Testing at 1000 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315, USA

Qualifications

Every resident, regardless of gender, age, or sexual identity, may qualify for STD testing and treatment at the facility. The health center accepts multiple insurance health plans for payment of STD services, and it also avails a state-funded program and sliding scale fee that uninsured persons may benefit from.

Treatment Options

A nurse or physician may offer discreet STD tests and treatment may involve the administration of antibiotics or antiretroviral medication. Also, condoms, vaccines, and dental dams are some preventive options STD negative clients may receive.

Summary

Walk-in and appointment bookings are both acceptable for the reception of STD services at the clinic. Moreover, to promote discretion, the medical team may require that you collect your STD results in person. Also, the health center has language interpreters who may offer translation services when clients request.

ADDRESS

1000 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Rosenfield Center of Des Moines, IA

HOURS

  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • HIV
  • Chlamydia
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

Polk County Health Department

STD Testing at 1907 Carpenter Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314, USA

Qualifications

STD testing and treatment services are available to residents aged 13 years and above. Additionally, physicians charge low-cost fees for STD services.

Treatment Options

The nurses available may offer fast and confidential STD tests as well as medication if you test positive. However, individuals who test negative may receive some STD vaccinations.

Summary

If you need STD services, you may schedule same-day appointments at the health department or walk-in if you don’t have STD symptoms. Additionally, the medical team can offer services in Spanish or English depending on your choice. Also, the health department’s staff follows a code of conduct that states they should work with confidentiality.

ADDRESS

1907 Carpenter Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Polk County Health Department

HOURS

  • Monday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • HIV
  • Herpes
  • Hepatitis C
  • Syphilis
Sexual Health Education

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in West Des Moines, IA

With the escalating rates of STD infection within the city, the health community is committed and has focused its efforts in controlling the spread of these diseases. The State and the Nation’s Health Departments have also collaborated with the city and county government to look into the STD infection solution. According to several researches done over the last five years, lack of sufficient sexual education has been the greatest contributing factor.  The city has embarked on a mission to offer medically accurate and age appropriate sexual education to the locals.

The city of Des Moines has been over reliant on abstinence only policy over the last decade. This policy teaches middle and high school students that it’s only through complete abstinence from sex that would prevent STD infection and unwanted pregnancies. The delivery channel being through the school’s curriculum, most of the basic sexual information has not been given to the residents. The youth and the unmarried have been urged to abstain from sex and wait till marriage. This has not been very effective considering that more than 47% of the students according to a research have had sex while in their high school and middle school years.

Abstinence plus or comprehensive sexual education is another type of sex education where students are taught about sexuality on a wider scope including, condom usage, contraception methods, attributes of a healthy relationship and ways of evading sex adventures. Through a thorough comprehensive sex education, students will be able to make sound sex decisions. COnsidering this to be the best option the health community has, parent organizations and school stakeholders are pushing for its full and fast introduction in West Des Moines. The legislature are of the government is also considering passing abstinence plus laws that would allow it to be legitimately introduced in school’s curriculum.

Non government organization within the city are also fighting for the full adoption of comprehensive sexual education within the city. This would foster much understanding about family planning and ways of preventing STD infection. Universities and colleges have also organized youth groups to help sensitize the youth on the need for condom usage and other safe sex means to curtail the growth of STD infection.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in West Des Moines, IA

Though there exists numerous contributing factors to the increase of STDs, demographics has played a key role in the increase of sexually transmitted diseases in West Des Moines city. With the population of the city increasing rapidly over the last five years and estimated to be over the 63,000 mark in the next United States census, its distribution and characteristics greatly impacts the growth of STDs in the city.

The racial makeup of the city is one of the greatest factors that influence the growth of STDs. With the city having more than six races that include,   whites, Asians, Hispanics, Blacks, Natives, among other races, there exists different cultures and practices. These cultures, practices and values have different beliefs in matters of sexuality. Some of the values of these races facilitate sexual interactions amongst individuals. This poses a great danger to the entire population of the city as most individuals are prone to infection.

Increased rates of social crimes amongst the residents of the city. The trend of rapes and prostitution within the city has been increasing over the last five years. In 2010 the rate of rapes per 100,000 population was 22; comparing to the following year’s rate of 26, it clearly shows an great increase in the number of reported rapes within the city. This increases the chances of STD infection within the city.

Lack of a well structured and planned sexual education program within the city. This is another aspect that has created a gap between what should be known and what is known about sex mostly amongst the youth. Some of the religions, organizations and parents in the city do not support the introduction of comprehensive sexual education. This is a loophole in the fight against STDs as many youths who are curious of exploring sex lack the right information about sex.

Existence of different religions within the city is another contributing factor to the increase of STDs within the city. Different religions have different teachings, some of these teachings necessitate sexual interactions. With the increased sexual interactions, many people are prone to infection. Though there are considerable number of demographical factors that influence the growth of STDs within Des Moines city, outreach programs are helping in sensitizing the locals and offering age appropriate and medically accurate information.

STI Testing Resources in West Des Moines, IA

With the increasing rates of STD infection in Des Moines, the county and state health department have devised for ways of curbing the outraging spread of STDs. Health centers across the whole city have been improved so as to accommodate a large number of the population. This is along with all urgent care centers, Parenthood Centers, and Public and Private health facilities.

VA Central Iowa Health Care System is one of the main public health facilities within Moines. This is a completely furnished and established health center with a renown reputation of offering quality health services to the locals. The facility offers appointment basis services which are time conscious. Equipped with the best medical practitioners, the facility offers personalized and confidential STD testing. Along with counselling and education on contraception, this facility handles their clients courteously. No delays for their appointments and they offer medically accurate STD diagnosis. West Des Moines health center is another public health center within the city that offers exemplary STD testing and screening services. Their services are appointment basis and time bound. Also they offer referral services upon client’s request.

UnityPoint Clinic is a private health center with several branches across the city. It offers time conscious, medically accurate and confidential STD testing services. Their services are appointment basis and are offered by specialists who are highly trained and qualified. No delay in their appointments and they handle their clients with great attention. Mercy Clinics Family Medicine is another private health center with several branches across the city. They offer private and confidential STD testing, counselling and treatment or management services. They offer client follow up services where they monitor the client’s condition even after leaving the health center. They offer accurate diagnosis and accept all forms of insurance covers.

The Iowa Clinic Urgent Care is another health care center within the city. It offers emergency walk in basis services to the locals regardless of race or religion. Their services are time conscious and extremely accurate and confidential. In the event of a crime they offer evidence by orders of court and the client’s consent. Mercy Clinics Urgent Care is another health center within Des Moines. It offers medically accurate, private and confidential STD testing services. They also offer referrals upon client’s request. Their services are walk in basis and attend to emergency cases very fast.

Susan Knapp Parenthood Center is a health facility that offers only appointment basis services to the locals. They offer both contraception and STD testing, counselling, treatment, and management services. Their services are time conscious, private and confidential. West Health Parenthood Center is another planned parenthood center in the city. It is known for its fast paced services that are accurate and confidential. They also offer contraception education and help with counselling services.

Better Sexual Health in West Des Moines, IA

The city of West Des Moines is one of the best cities to live in the United States. With a cool ambience for residence, it has attracted many people both domestically and internationally. This has led to influx of people in the city which has in turn increased the rates of STD infection within the city.

The increase in STDs in the city has forced the health department to consider policies that would reduce the rates of infection. They introduced abstinence only, which advocated for abstaining from sex till marriage. After several researches showed that more than 47% of middle school students have had sex experiences, and the rates of Gonorrhea and chlamydia going through the roof, the health department is now fighting tooth and nail for the introduction of comprehensive sexual education. Outreach programs are also helping in educating the locals on the need for comprehensive sexual education.

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