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STD Testing Clinic at AFC Watertown

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can affect anyone and we at AFC Urgent Care believe that there is neither shame nor stigma in getting medical help when you need it the most. Because of this philosophy we operate a judgement-free walk-in clinic with for STD testing and treatment. With our on site testing lab, we can provide our patients with their results faster than most urgent care centers and physicians’ offices. We also welcome patients who cannot get an early appointment at their primary care physician as well those that do not have a family doctor and are in need of confidential, discreet and affordable STD Testing Services in and around Watertown, Newton, Brookline, Cambridge, Brighton, Allston, Belmont and Waltham near Boston.

We also know from experience there is no bad day or time to get tested and the outcomes of testing are often not as bad as people imagine. Testing positive can often lead to the early detection of very easily treatable conditions and testing negative eliminates anxiety and stress caused by worrying about one’s health. This anxiety, in fact, can often be more debilitating than the underlying concern. In every case ignoring your health is certainly never a good option and getting tested/treatment is the right choice to make.

Our clinic operates on a walk-in basis and you can simply come in any time we are open without a prior appointment. You’ll be able to discuss your healthcare concerns confidentially, and without any judgment, with one of our board-certified physicians. STDs can be a difficult topic for our patients to discuss and we have tried to answer the most common questions below. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to call our Watertown clinic at 617-923-2273. We care about your health and promise to make the call easy in every possible way.

What are the symptoms of the most common STDs? Which STD tests will I need?

Symptoms can vary from one patient to the other and at times there could be no symptoms at all. Instead of searching online for symptoms and causing additional stress and anxiety, we recommend that you consult one of our board certified physicians to discuss your symptoms (if any). One of our doctors with many years of experience will recommend the most appropriate tests to make an accurate diagnosis.

Even if you do not have symptoms you can discuss your case in confidence (remember we care about your health and well-being more than anything else) and our physicians, who are trained medical professionals, will recommend the appropriate tests to put your mind at ease.

Will my Insurance Plan Cover STD Testing?

Yes, your insurance plan will cover STD testing and treatment (if you have an underlying illness or symptoms). We accept most insurance plans offered in Massachusetts.

What if I don’t have insurance? How much will my visit and STD testing cost?

For patients that do not have a health insurance plan, our urgent care clinic offers very affordable prices for STD testing and treatment. Urgent care clinics are generally considered to be very affordable health care options for patients that do not have insurance coverage or choose to pay out of pocket. We understand that not everyone is part of a comprehensive health plan and offer STD related physician consults at an extremely affordable price of $90. This consultation ensures that a qualified medical doctor examines you and your symptoms only to recommend the most appropriate testing/treatment needed for your case. This also ensures that you don’t spend more on unnecessary tests and get the right advice from a qualified medical professional.

Which STDs can you test for at your clinic?

Our cutting edge lab tests for the following STDs:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes
  • HIV
  • HPV
  • Syphilis

Why should I choose Urgent Care instead of my Primary Care Physician?

Choosing our center instead of a physician’s office means you can skip the long waiting period of your overbooked primary care physician. Many of our patients don’t feel comfortable discussing their sexual health with their primary care physician (privacy concerns). Here, you can just walk right in to our facility to take advantage of our services. We accept most insurance policies and can even forward your paperwork to your doctor for follow-ups if necessary. We promise to administer your STD test discreetly and devoid of any judgement. Visit us any day or call us now at 617-923-2273 for more information!

Do you offer anonymous STD testing services?

Yes we do. Your privacy is extremely important to us and we can ensure that your test results are communicated with you alone. Although we accept most insurance plans and credit cards as a forms of payment, many of our privacy sensitive patients choose to pay in cash.

I feel uncomfortable discussing my sexual health. How do you make it easier for patients?

For starters, we are no-judgment health care facility. Our focus is only to ensure your wellness in every possible way that we can, period. If you would like to discuss your healthcare concerns with a doctor only you can simply let our front desk know that you are visiting for a sexual wellness checkup. We will try our level best not to make you feel uncomfortable in any way. That is our promise.
Your health is important. If you are experiencing symptoms or would like to be tested, don’t hesitate to come by our center, no appointment needed! We are conveniently located at 376 Arsenal Street, Watertown and you can also call us at 617-923-2273 if you have any questions.

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AFC Urgent Care FAQs

  • What will my STD test consist of?

    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.

  • What are the risks of leaving STDs untreated?

    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.

  • Which STDs can AFC test for?

    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.

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