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STD Testing Services

Piedmont Urgent Care understands our patients time and privacy is important. With these three steps we can provide easy and convenient testing in an accurate and timely manner.

Confidential STD Testing

When it comes to your sexual health, we understand privacy is a top priority. When using Piedmont Urgent Care you can rest easy knowing that your private health information is completely confidential, including any individual identifiable information about your health, treatment plan, or payment for services rendered.

Privacy Promise

Piedmont Urgent Care complies with all rules and regulations to keep your information confidential and secure. In compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), we are required to protect the privacy of your medical information.

Convenience & Ease

We understand that most medical events aren’t planned. Our neighborhood locations offer convenient, walk-in service every day of the year with extended hours to fit your busy schedule. WellStreet is here to make sure your testing goes smoothly and that your results are delivered quickly.

  • Here are a few things you’ll need to bring to your visit.
  • A valid form of identification
  • Insurance card (most insurance accepted, but not required)
  • Method of payment

Payment Options – Self Pay or Insurance

If you choose to pay by credit card, debit card, or health savings account (HSA) the charge will appear on your monthly statement as simply “WellStreet Urgent Care,” your test purchase will not be identifiable.

We accept most private insurances, Medicaid, Medicare, and Medicare Advantage. No insurance? No problem! We offer competitive self-pay rates for those patients without insurance.

What is an STD?

An STD (sexually transmitted disease) is an infection that is mainly transmitted from person to person by sexual contact. They are very common, are often hard to self-diagnose (because they often have few symptoms), can be transmitted via any type of sexual contact (vaginal, oral, or anal), and can spread even when using protection such as condoms.

What does STD testing involve?

STD testing can involve one of 4 different methods, depending on what is being tested for:

  • Urine specimen
  • Swab of area
  • Blood sample
  • Clinical/Visual diagnosis by a Physician

These tests are usually collected and sent to a lab for processing.

Typical Timeframe for Results of Tests:

  • Urine – 1-3 days
  • Swab – Sameday -7 days
  • Blood – 1-5 days
  • Clinical / Visual Diagnosis by a Physician – Sameday

Though it doesn’t require a sample, Clinical / Visual diagnosis by a Physician is a very powerful tool and can often diagnose certain STDs without testing or in conjunction with testing.

Some swabs (such as those for Bacterial Vaginosis or Trichomoniasis) can produce results the sameday.

Results of Tests:

When we receive the results of your tests, a healthcare provider will contact you via telephone at your preferred contact number to review these results in confidence.

DISEASE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Methods – Swab, Blood, and Clinical/Visual Diagnosis

 

Timeframe – Sameday - 7 days

Facts about Herpes

  • Herpes is very common
  • Most people who have Herpes don’t know it. Often the disease has no symptoms.
  • You can pass Herpes to others without knowing it.
  • If you have symptoms, the most common are painful blisters and sores. These often cluster around the vagina, penis, or mouth. These outbreaks can last up to 2-3 weeks without treatment.
  • There are treatments for the symptoms of Genital Herpes which work better the earlier you start. It is best to begin treatment within 24-48 hours from when your symptoms start.
  • There are treatments which can reduce the risk of transmission to your partner.
  • If you are pregnant, you can pass Herpes to your baby
  • You can get herpes by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the disease.
  • You can still get herpes even if your partner does not ejaculate
  • You can also get herpes from an infected sex partner who does not have visible blisters or who may not know he or she is infected