STD Testing

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STD Testing Available at Our Clinics in Fort Lauderdale

Getting tested for an STD is one of the most responsible things to do for your health. Screening for these diseases regularly is not only good for you, but for your current and future partners as well. We understand that the subject can be extremely touchy. Some people may prefer to not know at all. Just consider this: the Center for Disease Control estimates millions of new infections happen every year in the U.S. Wouldn’t you want to know?

Dr. G’s Urgent Care centers offer quick, compassionate, and discreet STD testing to the people of Fort Lauderdale. Our extended hours, multiple locations across southern Florida, and our on-site pharmacy make it easy for patients to do everything in one place. There is no need to go anywhere else. Visit any one of our caring clinics located throughout the greater Fort Lauderdale area. We’ll take care of the rest. You can contact us directly at (561) 330-9363.

About STD Testing in Florida

If you’re sexually active, especially with multiple partners, you’ve probably heard it all before. Use protection and get tested. There is a good reason for this advice. A person can have an STD without even knowing it. In some cases, there won’t be any signs or symptoms. If left untreated, you run the risk of causing unnecessary health problems that could have been prevented. [1] 

Along with using protection, doing your part in getting tested is a preventable measure to fight back against these diseases. Getting tested is fast, affordable, and painless. If there is an area of concern, Dr. G’s Urgent Care can treat it right away to stop the symptoms in their tracks. Most of them are easily treated. We offer a full panel screening to detect some of the most common STDs. They include:

  • Syphilis 
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Herpes Type I and II
  • HIV Type I and II
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Hepatitis A, B, and C

Symptoms to Look Out For

If you have had a sexual encounter with someone and notice signs of an STD, visit one of our clinics so we can take further action. Different STDs carry different symptoms. If you’re experiencing any of these signs, then you should go to our offices to get tested and treated. [2]

  • Sores or bumps on or around the penis or vagina, thighs, or buttocks
  • Discharge from your genital area
  • Discomfort when you urinate or having frequent sensations to urinate
  • Itching, pain, irritation, and/or swelling in your penis, vagina, vulva, or anus
  • Flu-like symptoms

What Your Examination Will Entail

Most diagnostic tests will prove if you’ve contracted an STD with a simple blood and urine test. However, if you are experiencing symptoms, our knowledgeable staff will perform a physical examination. Here’s what to expect:

STD Testing For Women

Women concerned about an STD will have a pelvic examination. We offer caring and compassionate services for women’s health, including pap smears and pelvic exams. 

An anogenital examination will include an inspection of the vulva, urethral and vaginal openings, and perianal region. Next, a speculum examination will be performed of the vagina and cervix. Finally, the doctor will feel for any irregularities in the reproductive organs. [3]

STD Testing For Men

An anogenital examination will be performed which involves an external genital examination and inspection of the penis, scrotum, and perianal region. If needed, an anoscopy can assist with the examination of the anal canal for those presenting symptoms in this area. [4]

Results

Your results may be available within 1 week of testing. Our friendly staff will discreetly notify you when the results are ready. Many STDs are treatable with medication, and if you require medical attention you’ll be able to fulfill your prescription at our pharmacy

Cost

Your STD testing cost may be covered by your insurance depending on your treatment. Dr. G’s Urgent Care accepts most major insurances including Medicare. We also accept cash, check, and major credit cards. To get a better understanding of potential costs, call our offices at (561) 330-9363 or email us [email protected]

References

  1. Barrow, R. Y., Ahmed, F., Bolan, G. A., & Workowski, K. A. (2020). Recommendations for Providing Quality Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Services, 2020. MMWR. Recommendations and Reports, 68(5), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.rr6805a1
  2. Gruber, F., Lipozenčić, J., & Kehler, T. (2015). History of venereal diseases from antiquity to the renaissance. Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC, 23(1), 1–11. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25969906/
  3. Planned Parenthood. (2019). Plannedparenthood.org. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/stds-hiv-safer-sex/get-tested
  4. Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Information from CDC. (2019). Centers for Disease Control. https://www.cdc.gov/std/