STD Testing

STD Testing

STD Testing services offered in Philadelphia, PA

If you’re a sexually active individual, it’s important to undergo routine STD testing. At Penn’s Rock Primary Care in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the caring family medicine specialists, Monika Vansant, DO, Abigail Tyler, CRNP, and the team provide on-site STD testing to adults, ensuring individuals and their partners remain healthy to enjoy a fulfilling sex life. To schedule an appointment for STD testing, call the office or book online today. 

STD Testing Q&A

What is STD testing?

STD testing analyzes your blood, urine, or saliva for the presence of a sexually transmitted infection. If you’re sexually active, regular STD testing can provide peace of mind and ensure you and your partners stay disease-free.

Many STDs don’t present obvious symptoms, so you might be infected and not realize it. The team at Penn’s Rock Primary Care strives to provide a welcoming and non-judgmental environment. They’re committed to your health and well-being, regardless of your lifestyle.

Who can benefit from STD testing?

You can make an appointment for STD testing at Penn’s Rock Primary Care if you’re:

  • Sexually active
  • About to begin a new relationship
  • Involved with more than one intimate partner
  • Experiencing symptoms of an STD

You should also consider STD testing if you learn that you’re at risk for HIV or AIDS. The team at Penn’s Rock Primary Care offers regular HIV screening to people who have unprotected sex or inject drugs intravenously.

What types of infections can STD testing identify?

At Penn’s Rock Primary Care, the team uses STD testing to identify various sexually transmitted infections, including:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis A, B, and C
  • Syphilis

They also offer testing for trichomoniasis, a common STD caused by a parasite.

Is STD testing a part of a routine exam?

STD testing is a specialty service, so it typically isn’t included as part of a routine checkup. Even so, if you’re sexually active, it’s important to schedule testing. Your sexual health is just as essential as your general health. If you’re experiencing unusual symptoms and suspect an STD, please don’t be afraid to speak up. 

After a review of your medical records and a discussion of your symptoms, the team at Penn’s Rock Primary Care can order STD tests that align with your needs.

How is STD testing performed?

Most sexually transmitted diseases are diagnosed by analyzing a sample of your urine or blood. If these tests don’t provide enough information, your Penn’s Rock Primary Care provider may order additional tests, like a vaginal, cervical, or urethral swab.

Is STD testing covered by health insurance?

Most health insurance companies provide at least partial coverage for STD testing. If you have questions about what your policy covers, contact your insurance provider before making an appointment at Penn’s Rock Primary Care.

To receive STD testing in a comfortable and discreet environment, call the Penn’s Rock Primary Care office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or book online today.