STD Testing and STD Screening in NYC
Testing & Screening for STDs at Statcare
STD screening allows you to know whether or not you have contracted sexually transmitted diseases, sexually transmitted infections, or if you have risk factors for any of them. Unfortunately, various online sources advertise inadequate STD Test packages that lead many astray (such as, not checking for a specific disease).
Statcare, on the other hand, conducts reliable screening in an attentive urgent care setting. Here, you can get screened and treated for any STD at a cost that is reasonable and affordable. We have clinics in various locations in New York City, including Hicksville, Astoria, Bronx, Jackson Heights, Midtown Manhattan, Jamaica, and Brooklyn, New York.
Sexually active women and men (especially those having sex with multiple partners) require regular testing for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus (HPV), and other common STDs. If this is your first time getting STD Testing done, click here to learn more.
What does a full STD test include near me?
Statcare Urgent Care performs STD tests for anyone who needs to be screened for an STD or STI as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Our health professionals collect blood samples and urine samples to screen for the most common viral and bacterial STDs in the US. This includes STD tests for:
- HIV Types 1 & 2
- Herpes 1 & 2
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis C
- Hepatitis B
Why choose Statcare Urgent Care STD testing?
- Statcare uses only the best, most reliable tests out there
- Statcare achieves fast results (which you can access over your phone through the Patient Portal)
- Since you get trustworthy test results, you’ll get peace of mind
- Statcare has the medical expertise you can count on
- Statcare locations provide a safe and confidential environment for STD screening, treatment, and sexual health counseling
- We have on-site treatment for everyone who tests positive for STDs
Statcare serves the Long Island residents of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as the Bronx in NYC. If you have any questions about any conditions we treat or services we offer, call (917) 310-3371 today.
Beware of online STD testing websites
Online companies that offer STD tests typically use cheaper, less reliable ones. Since each specific one has a different sensitivity, specificity, and reliability, it’s better to get tested for STDS in person by a certified doctor. Online websites typically sell STD home test kits or packages for cash or credit card gain.
9 signs an online STD testing service is scamming you:
Do your research before choosing an online company that offers STD Screening (or better yet, don’t go down that road). Look out for the following red flags:
- It is just a website, not a real licensed business in the State of New York. There’s no listing with the NYS Department of Health. They may claim to have several thousand locations nationwide, yet have not one in NY (or under the same name).
- They ask you to search by zip code so they can refer your urine or blood tests to some ordinary lab for a commission.
- They are generated by search words, such as “std check”, “express testing”, “confidential testing”, or “priority testing”. The best search term to use is “STD clinic near me” to get results in your area, those which you can easily visit to determine if they offer legit services.
- They ask you to pay for a package price first before you can get tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia, or any other STDs or STIs.
- When you search the provided address, a local lab comes up.
- When you look for actual reviews by real patients from the community, there are no reviews on Google for that local business listing or they use dummy photos and fake reviews.
- Their business page on Bing or Google has the search word as their business name instead of the actual lab name (for example, “Confidential”, “Priority”, “Rapid”, or “Rush”).
- They don’t offer diagnosis and treatment or follow-up steps after you pay for the test. They’re off the hook for providing you with a “cheap” STD Testing alternative (not the best or the most reliable).
- They have no office bearers, management team, or a local NYS address as their business address.
Choose Statcare For STD Testing & STD Screening
At Statcare, we try to go beyond the level of trusting advice and care that public health care providers, like a local health center or Planned Parenthood clinic, can give. Anyone is welcome and we don’t discriminate against sexually active individuals with men or women, having multiple partners, or pregnant women.
The results of your STD tests are confidential; they will not be shared with anyone. Only you have access to your records through your smartphone or desktop. Our providers will thoroughly explain your results in our offices and treat you for it.
Statcare provides prophylaxis and ongoing care for such infections. We also offer PEP post-exposure, emergency treatment for HIV, and PREP pre-exposure, among other services. Statcare also provides adolescents with preventive care, health topic discussions, and immediate treatment of infections. Our health care providers can recommend counseling for you and your partner as well.
Our STD screening is fast, accurate, and affordable. We send the STD tests off to our lab and get results in 3 business days (or less).
STD Testing and STD Screening FAQs
Many times, STDs do not cause any symptoms. You can have a sexually transmitted infection and never even know it. That’s how STDs are spread – by people who are infected but don’t know it.
If you do have symptoms, they may include: sores on the genitals, discharge from the penis or vagina, itching, and burning during urination.
In most cases, no. You typically have to ask for it. And women should not assume STD tests are included in a pelvic exam or Pap smear. If you think you might have an STD or you have sex with multiple partners, make a specific request to your doctor for it. Statcare does Women’s Exams and includes tests for STD’s as a routine practice.
- It depends on your age, your sexual behaviors, and other risk factors. In general, it is a good idea to get screened annually if:
- You are sexually active and under age 25
- You’re over 25 and having sex with a new partner or multiple partners
- You’re a man who has sex with men
It is different for each sexually transmitted infection. You cannot test for them all with one test. At Statcare, your STD screening may include:
- A physical exam of your genitals and/or your anus. Visible signs of an infection may include a rash, discharge, sores, or warts. If an STD is detected during a physical exam, you can start treatment (usually prescription oral or topical medications) right away.
- Collecting a sample of blood, urine, discharge, tissue, cells, or saliva that will be sent to a lab for analysis
No, you do not need parental permission. In New York, parental permission is not required for any STD test and your results will remain private at Statcare. You can come to us 7 days a week, 365 days a year to get screened for STD’s.
Syphillis is a curable disease when treated early. It needs prescription medicines as over-the-counter drugs don’t work. A single injection of antibiotics will cure a person who has primary, secondary or early latent syphillis.
With over 1 million cases reported each year, chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the US. It is a bacterial infection of the genitals, anus, or throat that most often affects females between ages 15 to 24.
There are often no symptoms, but they may include a yellow-green vaginal discharge in women, and/or a burning pain during urination for men and women. Men may also have burning or itching around the opening of the penis. Chlamydia can be cured by oral antibiotics
Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection of the genitals, anus, or throat that affects approximately 700,000 people in the US each year – usually females 15 to 24 years old and males 20 to 24 years old.
There are often no symptoms, but they may include a yellow-green discharge from the vagina or penis, and/or a burning pain during urination. Females may also notice abnormal vaginal bleeding and/or pelvic pain, while males may also have painful or swollen testicles. Gonorrhea can be cured by oral antibiotics.
Herpes is a viral infection of the genitals, mouth, and lips. About 1 in 6 people in the US are infected with it. There are 2 types of herpes: type 1, which typically causes cold sores around the mouth, and type 2, which causes sores and blisters in the genital areas.
There is no cure for herpes – the virus lies dormant in the body and may cause recurrent outbreaks. However, there are medications available to help treat symptoms, reduce the frequency of outbreaks, and reduce the likelihood of spreading it to sex partners.
HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a viral infection of the genitals, anus, or throat. It affects approximately 20 million people and an estimated 6 million new cases occur each year.
There are often no symptoms, but they may include warts in the genital areas. Some types of HPV can cause cervical cancer in women. There is no cure for HPV – the virus lies dormant in the body and may cause recurrent outbreaks.