- Health & Human Services
- Public Health Division
- Adult Health Clinic
Adult Health Clinic
Works to reduce HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by testing, treating, and educating patients on STIs and healthy behaviors.
Clinical Services: 704-853-5009
Linea Hispana: 704-853-5073
Has a partner told you that they tested positive for an STI? Please let the scheduler know when you call to make your appointment. Come to your visit prepared to provide the person’s full name and birthday. If the person gave you a contact card or a copy of their lab results, please bring it with you to your visit.
If you think you have been exposed to an STI, please do not have any sex (oral, vaginal, or rectal) until you know all of your test results. Your nurse / provider will let you know when it is safe to resume sexual activity.
We offer two types of testing: fast-track screening and provider exam
A ‘fast-track’ screening is available to those who do not have any symptoms related to a possible STI. A physical exam will not be performed in a fast-track visit. This visit will include testing for the following infections:
A provider exam visit is for those who are experiencing symptoms or have been in contact with an STI (in some cases). Symptoms of an STI can include genital odor, itching, discharge, bumps or rashes, or pain in the genital area. Testing for the following STIs may be included in your visit:
- Trich (if indicated)
- Herpes (if indicated - we do not offer blood testing)
- Hepatitis C (if indicated)
We do not test for urinary tract infections (UTIs). If you believe you have a UTI please see a primary care or urgent care provider for testing.
Frequently asked questions:
Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
Yes. Please bring proof of insurance. If you are receiving cryotherapy, payment will be due at check-in.
How much does testing cost?
STI testing is free or low cost. We can also bill insurance.
Do you have free condoms?
Yes. Condoms are available at the front desk and in clinic. Dental dams can also be provided upon request.
What is an STI / STD?
Sexually transmitted infections (also known as STIs or STDs) are caused by a bacteria, virus, or parasite. They can be transmitted from person-to-person through sexual activity, shared needles, blood transfusions, or from mother to baby. All STIs are treatable, but not all are curable. If left untreated, STIs can cause long-term problems, such as pain, infertility, or cancer. For more information about the different STIs, visit: https://rhntc.org/sites/default/files/resources/fpntc_std_tool_eng.pdf
How frequently should I get tested?
STIs do not always cause symptoms, so we recommend routine testing every year. We encourage more frequent testing if you have multiple partners, anonymous sex, or share needles. For more information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningreccs.htm#:~:text=At%20least%20once%20a%20year,every%203%20to%206%20months).
If you are experiencing symptoms you should schedule a provider exam visit to be tested.
How can I protect myself from STIs?
STIs can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact and contact with bodily fluids. Some ways to protect yourself are:
- Using a condom or dental dam (for oral, vaginal, and rectal sex)
- Vaccination: there are vaccines that protect against some strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis A & B
- PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis): is a medication that can reduce your risk of getting HIV.
If you are interested in starting PrEP call Kintegra at: 833-237-7737
- Limiting your number of sex partners
For more information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/default.htm#:~:text=Use%20a%20condom%20every%20time,not%20recommended%20for%20STD%20prevention.