Get informed about your sexual health.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in this country, half among young people ages 15-24.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) are concerning and often present no current symptoms. If you are sexually active you can schedule a free STD/STI test at Pathways of Pella for you and/or your partner. STD testing is quick, easy and most importantly confidential.
STDs can be viral or non-viral. STD’s / STI’s are infections passed from one person to another during sexual activity such as vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Using a condom doesn’t provide you 100% protection against STD’s. Non-viral STDs can be treated and cured if caught in a timely manner. Viral STDs are not curable, meaning they may be with you for life. Many of the symptoms of non-viral STDs may be treatable; however, it is something that you may have to deal with for the long haul.
Your health is important. If you have been sexually active and would like to know if you are clean we are here to help with your free screening and STD test.
Two appointments of approximately 30-45 minutes are required. Results are usually available within two to three business days.
Testing is completely free and confidential. Please call 628-4827 for appointments.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU COME IN FOR YOUR STD TEST
STD Testing at Pathways of Pella is simple, quick, and virtually painless. We partner with a reputable lab who then will process urine and blood samples (blood is drawn from your arm) and provide a report to us in which we will then give you the results. STD Testing also includes a personal risk assessment where the medical staff will educate you on your potential risks with regard to your sexual health. Plan approximately 45 minutes for your appointment.
Pathways of Pella offers the following free STD tests in Pella:
- Genital Herpes
- Hepatitis C
Is there anything special to do for an STD test?
We ask that you do not urinate and drink a full bottle of water 30 minutes prior to your appointment. Plan for 45 minutes for the first appointment and 30 minutes for the follow up.
How is the STD test done?
A urine test and blood draw is done at the clinic that is then sent to the CDD (Centers for Disease Detection) for results.
How long does it take to get the STD test results?
Results will be ready in one week which you will receive at a follow up appointment.
703 Main St.
Pella, IA 50219
1-800-395-HELP (4357) after hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 10 am - 4 pm
Appointments preferred; walk-ins accepted.
All are free and confidential.