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At AFC Urgent Care Bedford, we recommend all sexually active patients to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is important to get tested for potential infections in order to support your overall health and lower the risk of potential complications. Many STIs do not show any noticeable symptoms, which is why routine testing is important every six months to a year. Getting tested gives you peace of mind that not only are not infected, but you won’t be spreading an infection to others.
At our walk-in clinic, our team of experienced medical providers perform all testing on-site. This means you won’t have to leave the facility to receive testing and prompt results. Sexual health is extremely important, and our providers strive to make testing quick, convenient, and discreet. Visit AFC Urgent Care Bedford for walk-in STI testing and treatment, or book an appointment online today.
AFC Bedford is equipped with the BINX IO machine for rapid Gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing. This molecular test is highly accurate and you will receive your results within 30 minutes, allowing you to be quickly in and out of the clinic.
Please note there is nothing specific you need to do to prepare for testing, besides being as open and honest as possible with your provider. Many infections can be treated with antibiotics, which can be prescribed through the clinic at your convenience. If left untreated, your infection can lead to but can lead to serious complications and spreading.
When you visit AFC Bedford for STI testing, a medical provider will start by asking you questions about your sexual health history and whether or not you have any noticeable symptoms. This evaluation is necessary in order to determine which test or tests are right for you. During the testing process, your infection may be diagnosed by urine tests, swabs, blood tests, and/or a physical exam depending on which infection may be detected.
Our walk-in clinic can diagnose many common sexually transmitted infections, from herpes to chlamydia. You can request a specific test, or simply visit the clinic and have a provider deem which test(s) are right for your situation.
Our providers are able to test for many STIs, including:
AFC Bedford provides discreet STI testing seven days a week, with no appointment ever required. Simply stop by our urgent care center any day during the week to receive testing, and one of our providers will review your results and recommend next steps. While we always accept walk-ins at our urgent care center, you can save time by checking-in online. We accept most major health insurances and provide low-cost testing for our self-pay patients.
For more information about STI testing, or other services we provide, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals at (781) 430-8161.
That depends on what we’re ultimately testing for. Some tests include swabs of the genitals or mouth, while others require urine or blood tests.
There are many different STDs, so the risks will depend on the disease. Cancer, infertility, transmission to sexual partners, and harm to unborn babies are a few risks of leaving STDs untreated.
We’re able to test for some of the most common STDs including gonorrhea, genital warts and herpes, chlamydia, HPV, and more. Call your local clinic for a full rundown of the testing they can provide.