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Certain internal infections, including many sexually transmitted diseases, may not display outward symptoms until substantial damage has already been done to your body. In order to detect these viruses and infections, blood tests can be performed, with treatment available for many STDs and STIs when detected early. AFC Urgent Care Malden has an on-site laboratory and can perform discreet and confidential STD testing and begin treatment seven days a week for walk-in patients.
AFC Urgent Care Malden offers testing for many sexually transmitted diseases and infections, including:
Before the tests are conducted, your medical provider will conduct a short examination and go over your sexual history and any potential exposure in order to determine which test or test will be the most appropriate for your needs. Tests are available to detect single STDs, or a full panel may be ordered to check for everything. STD tests can be performed by taking a blood, urine or tissue sample which is brought to our lab on-site. Results are turned around within a couple of days, unlike clinics that outsource lab testing to off-site facilities. As soon as your results come in, a member of our staff will be able to contact you to let you know your status as well as begin any necessary treatment. If your STD has progressed or is more serious, we can refer you to a specialist for more concentrated care. While most STD tests are covered under insurance, AFC Urgent Care Malden offers low-cost tests and bundle pricing for a full panel.
There are a few reasons to get tested for STDs and STIs. If you have been exposed to an STD, are switching partners or having sex with multiple partners, you should get tested. You should also be tested at least once every six months to know if you could potentially spread a virus. AFC Urgent Care Malden accepts walk-in patients seven days a week. Our office is open Monday through Friday 8AM to 8PM and Saturday and Sunday 8AM to 5PM. We are located at 219 Centre St in Malden MA. Our offices are located close to the Malden Center stop on the MBTA Orange Line.For more information, call us at 781-322-7300.
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.