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Did you know that more than half of all Americans get a sexually transmitted disease or infection at some time in their lives?
STDs are very common. They often do not cause any symptoms and many people have one and never know it. That’s why it’s a good idea to think about getting tested.
If you have symptoms of an STD, it’s important to be tested. Some common symptoms of STDs include sores, discharge, itching, and burning during urination. But many infections often do not cause any symptoms. Many people have sexually transmitted infections and never know it. Some get or spread infections without ever having symptoms. Getting tested can put your mind at ease or get you (and your partner) needed treatment. It’s also important to learn about ways you and your partner can protect yourselves in the future. AFC Urgent Care Wichita provides STD testing.
Some people assume they will be tested for when they have their annual physical exam This is not true you will not automatically be tested for STDs. If you are seeing us for another medical reason, and are not sure if you need an STD test, just ask. Our Doctors can help you decide if you need any tests, and which one(s) you may need. It depends on which infection you may have. And some infections can be tested for in more than one way. Sometimes a diagnosis can be made based on your symptoms and/or a physical exam. Treatment could be prescribed right away. Other times, our Doctors may need to send a sample to a lab to be tested, in which case the results may not be available for several days.
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.