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Sexual health is a major part in your overall health. If you’re sexually active, it’s important to receive regular screenings so that you can detect potential infections.
However, many patients aren’t sure whether or not they have STDs or need to get tested. At AFC Urgent Care Burlington our team of urgent care staff and providers ensures that you get accurate, same-day, and affordable STD screenings whenever you need them.
STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, are infections or viruses that are primarily transmitted through sexual contact. However, STDs can be transmitted through other forms of contact. Getting an STD test is the only way to truly know if you do or do not have an STD.
For example, a majority of patients that have an STD are asymptomatic, which means that don’t have any immediate physical symptoms. This means STDs require a test or screening in order to fully detect them.
STD testing is recommended every six months to a year for sexually active individuals, for individuals who have a new partner since last testing, and individuals who have more than one partner. Additionally, high-risk factors such as frequent drug use during intercourse increase your risk of an STD.
At AFC Urgent Care Burlington, our On-Site Lab can test for numerous STDs such as:
Our board-certified providers can work with you to determine what tests may be necessary. We accept most Insurances and some tests are covered, but inquire with your insurance company for more information.
If testing is not covered, we offer low fees for individual and bundled testing.
If you feel you have contracted an STD or need Routine testing, visit AFC Urgent Care Burlington any time. Our Walk-in Service means that you never need an appointment or referral. Visit us today at 90 Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington, call (781) 270-4700, or use the button below to schedule an STD testing appointment ASAP!
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.