STD Testing in Garden City
Accessible Testing Services at Our Walk-In Clinic
Do you need discreet STD testing in Garden City? AFC Urgent Care Garden City offers walk-in STD testing to ensure your peace of mind when it comes to your sexual health. Knowing your status for various sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs) is highly recommended for sexually active adults, especially those who have more than one partner. Other risk factors that increase the likelihood of contracting an STD including having unprotected sex outside of a monogamous partnership, not having the HPV vaccine, or having a weakened immune system. We offer walk-ins for your convenience!
To learn more or get tested, contact AFC Urgent Care Garden City today.
Some of the statistics on STDs in the U.S., per the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), show incredibly common these infections are and underscore the importance of regular testing:
- Nearly half of sexually active people will contract an infection by age 25.
- About 20 million new STD cases occur every year.
- Only about 1 in 10 people between the ages of 15 through 24 receive STD testing.
- Approximately 24,000 women become infertile every year because of STDs.
Do I Have an STD?
You can contract an STD through unprotected sex, whether it is oral, vaginal, or anal sex. Sexual health is essential to attain and maintain to keep yourself free from infection or disease. You can spread infection through sexual contact and then risk your overall health and wellbeing as well as the health and wellbeing of your partner(s). This can include permanent damage to your reproductive system, and certain progressive STDs can even be deadly without prompt treatment.
Many STDs have no symptoms until it’s too late, but some of the most common symptoms of STDs include:
- Painful urination
- Unusual discharge from the penis or vagina
- Mouth, throat, or eye infections
- Men may have swollen testicles
- Women may have spotting between periods
- Warts, sores, or blisters
How do you test for STDs?
- Blood test
- Urine test
- Swab of the genitals
- Swab of the inside of the cheek
- Swab of discharge or sores
AFC Urgent Care Garden City: Accepting Walk-Ins 7 Days a Week
If you feel uncomfortable about discussing your sexual health, our urgent care clinic is a great alternative to making an appointment with your primary care doctor for STD treatment, especially because you can get same-day, walk-in care. Our discreet physicians will perform a physical exam to check for any visible symptoms, and you will be asked to give a blood and/or urine sample for lab testing. Results are usually available within a few days, and if you test positive for an STD, you’ll be given counseling and the appropriate STD treatment, such as antibiotics or antiviral medication, depending on the type of STD you have.
Our urgent care clinic welcomes walk-in patients for your convenience. All patients are seen by a physician and receive fast, reliable testing services by discreet medical professionals. We encourage patients to be tested regularly for STDs, especially those who are sexually active with more than 1 partner in a monogamous relationship. Being tests ensures not only protection for yourself but your partner(s), too.
Don’t wait to get a quick, discreet STD test in Garden City. Our team will provide fast, reliable care and we offer sexual health counseling for patients seeking STD testing services. To learn more, contact us at (208) 215-7956, or simply walk in to our urgent care. No appointments required!