Columbus STD Testing
At Priority STD Testing, we are committed to providing our patients the most private, trusted, and fastest STD testing services in the Columbus region and beyond. We strive to be respectful towards our patients in every aspect from start to finish.
We understand that one’s sexual health is a sensitive topic and comes with a high expectation of confidentiality to which we adhere. Our patients are never singled out for any reason at any one of our facilities. We don’t make unsolicited phone calls or send anything in the mail that mentions our name or references the services we provide.Find a Lab Near You
Getting Tested in Columbus
All tests that are offered are approved by the FDA and administered in CLIA certified laboratories by trained professionals. So we can say confidently that we produce nothing less than conclusive results for our patients.
And just because our processes are thorough and comprehensive doesn’t mean they are slow. Swift and non-invasive, our lab tests take only a few minutes and patients are typically in and out of our facilities in under a half hour. Samples are sent via rush order to our labs and results are compiled and delivered in as little as one business day.
In terms of finding an STD testing option in Columbus OH, you won’t find a better option than one of our convenient sexual health testing centers. Simply order your test online and stop by the location most convenient to you during normal business hours.
Why Should Columbus Residents Get Tested?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1, Ohio ranked 13th out of 50 in number of HIV cases in 2015 and is seeing staggering numbers related to syphilis and gonorrhea as well. The City of Columbus2 reports that Franklin County saw a 109% increase in syphilis rates from 2013 to 2017 with rates three times higher than the state’s average and twice the national average. The report highlights that the cases are especially common in men (as compared to women) and African Americans (as opposed to whites). With statistics like these and rates on the rise, we strongly advise all sexually active adults get tested when appropriate.
How Much Will It Cost?
The cost of sexual health testing depends on the type and/or number of tests you’re wishing to have conducted. Our individual tests (chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes I/II, HIV 1 and 2, syphilis, and trichomoniasis) run between $49 and $109 each. We also offer a twin panel test including a chlamydia test and gonorrhea test which costs $129 (a savings of $49) as well as an all-in-one ten-panel test which costs $198 (a savings of $405). For a complete list of test options, visit our “Tests & Pricing” page.
Where in Columbus Can I Get Tested?
We have more than 4,000 sexual health testing sites across the country, including two in Columbus OH and dozens more just a short drive away. Our facilities are open from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm on weekdays from 7:00 am to noon on Saturday. To find the lab closest to you, visit our “Find A Lab” page and enter your five-digit zip code. If you have any questions, our care counselors are standing by to assist.
We Are Better Than A “Free Clinic”
At each one of our Columbus STI testing facilities, we take every available step to ensure a comfortable atmosphere for our patients. You won’t be waiting in long lines or getting stuck in crowded waiting rooms. We don’t use invasive or inaccurate STI testing procedures. And we’ll never do anything to jeopardize your trust in our services. Our goal is to keep your tests and results completely confidential and off of your permanent medical record which is why we will never report anything to your healthcare provider. STI testing facilities like free clinics cannot provide the same level of privacy, speed, or accuracy as one of our facilities.
We get it. Columbus residents are busy all of the time. And as important as STD testing is, it just doesn’t fit into the daily grind for many Columbus working adults. But we don’t want anyone to avoid getting tested due to a lack of options, time, or sexual health information. So if you’re looking for an STD testing option in Columbus that is quick and convenient and produces comprehensive and accurate results, you won’t find one any better than our Columbus area STI testing centers. You simply cannot afford to wait.
We know this can be a lot to take on. We also understand that every Columbus resident’s situation is different. It would be near impossible to cover everyone’s bases in just a few short sentences, so it’s perfectly fine to ask questions when it comes to your sexual health and personal well-being. For this reason, our care counselors are available by phone or online chat should you have any questions or concerns or just want someone to help guide you in the right direction.
- “Ohio – State Health Profile.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d. https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/stateprofiles/pdf/ohio_profile.pdf.
- “City of Columbus.” Sexually Transmitted Infections. Accessed March 16, 2021. https://www.columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/office-of-epidemiology/sexually-transmitted-infections/.
- “AtlasPlus | NCHHSTP | CDC”, n.d. Accessed March 17, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/atlas/index.htm.
Our Testing is:
- FDA Approved
- HIPAA Compliant
With a wide range of tests to decide on, you can order your test on our website or over the phone. Our care counselors are available to ensure you get precisely what you’re looking for.
You’ll never be singled out for any reason at one of our testing locations. Our 4,000+ testing sites are always private, discreet and professional.
Final results are ready in just 24-72 hours. You can speak any time with one of our care counselors, who can assist you understand your results and instruct you on the subsequent actions including treatment options.
Why Choose Priority STD Testing in Columbus?
Same Day Testing
At Priority STD Testing, you won’t need to make appointments weeks beforehand simply to get tested. We offer same day STI testing, including HIV test options, and our entire process is quick and convenient. The procedure only takes a few minutes, and almost all patients are done and back to their day in under a half hour. And, start to finish, your private details are kept discreet and encrypted.
Every step of the Priority STD Testing process is 100% discreet and private. We’ll never contact you directly without your consent and neither our name, nor anything related to the services we offer, will ever appear on a bank or credit card statement. Additionally, as we operate entirely independent of insurance companies, no services or communication will ever be shown to your doctor.
The screening process at other centers can be awkward and even humiliating. You shouldn’t need to jeopardize your right to personal privacy when it pertains to getting tested, and with our facilities, you never will. You will not be singled out for any reason or publicly associated in any way with the reason for your visit. As for any individual within earshot is concerned, you’re visiting for nothing more than a straightforward blood and urine test.
Fast and Accurate Results
We intend to offer the fastest and most accurate test results to our patients. Every one of our tests are FDA approved and performed in CLIA certified laboratories so you can rest easy knowing your results are conclusive. When your sample has been collected, results are expedited as a rush order and typically process in just 24-72 hrs. You can access your results on-line 24 hours a day or by calling one of our care counselors.
Our care counselors are readily available to review treatment alternatives for patients testing positive for gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomoniasis. We’ll work with you to arrange a phone consult with one of our doctors to authorize the right treatment. Office visits are not required. Appropriate medications are readily available, in many cases, the same day and can be picked up at your local pharmacy.
In a lot of cases, not all diseases are tested for in a doctor’s office or public health care clinic. It’s important to understand which tests are right for your particular circumstance. We provide a wide range of STI testing choices for numerous diseases such as HIV, oral herpes (HSV1), genital herpes (HSV2), chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and trichomoniasis. As always, our care counselors are readily available to address any questions you might have regarding STD symptoms and also the tests we provide.
STD Incidence Rates in Ohio
Reported new cases of HIV in Ohio
Reported new cases of chlamydia in Ohio
Reported new cases of gonorrhea in Ohio
Reported new cases of syphilis in Ohio
Reported new cases of hepatitis B in Ohio
Reported new cases of hepatitis C in Ohio
*Data collected from the 2017 CDC Surveillance Report