In-House STD Testing

In-House STD Testing

Published: April 19, 2023

At CheckPoint Urgent Care, we understand the importance of regular STD testing for sexually active individuals, and we believe that testing should be accessible, convenient, and confidential. That’s why we offer in-house STD testing at all of our locations, using the latest testing technologies to provide accurate results quickly.

In-House STD Testing

Early detection is important. That is why CheckPoint Urgent Care is now offering in-house STD testing. Learn more about the benefits of early detection, preventative measures, and a few frequently asked questions.


Did you know that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are pretty common among people of all ages in the US? Unfortunately, it’s especially on the rise for younger folks.

Many STDs don’t show any symptoms, so you could have an infection without realizing it. That’s why most experts prefer the term STI instead of STD because you can have an infection without having any disease symptoms.

There are actually quite a few different types of STDs, and they’re categorized as bacterial, viral, or parasitic. Bacterial ones like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis can usually be cured with antibiotics. Viral ones like HIV, genital herpes, HPV, and Hepatitis B & C can’t be cured, but many can be treated with medication. And parasitic ones like pubic lice and scabies can usually be cured with creams and such.

If you’re experiencing symptoms like burning during urination, itching, discharge, or sores, it’s important to get tested for STDs.

Most Common STDs

Did you know that a lot of people don’t realize they have an STD because many of these diseases don’t show any symptoms? It’s actually one of the main reasons why STDs can spread so easily. Here are some of the most common STDs:

    • Chlamydia
    • Genital herpes
    • Genital warts
    • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
    • Gonorrhea
    • Hepatitis B
    • Syphilis
    • Trichomoniasis
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS
    • Pubic lice

Believe it or not, you could have an STD for years without even realizing it. And just because you’re not showing any symptoms doesn’t mean it’s not causing harm to your body.

Testing For STDs

It’s important to know that even though many STDs can be treated or cured with medication, leaving them untreated can cause a lot of problems. That’s why it’s highly recommended that anyone sexually active – even those with just one partner – get tested for sexually transmitted diseases or infections. 

The good news is that you can get tested for most STIs even if you’re not showing any symptoms. And since some STIs have similar symptoms, you might be tested for a few different types. It’s really important to get tested regularly to catch any STIs that could otherwise go unnoticed and cause serious problems down the road – everything from cervical cancer to birth defects. 

If left untreated, asymptomatic STIs can lead to:

    • Increased risk of infertility
    • Certain types of cancer
    • Transmission to sexual partners
    • Harm to an unborn baby, if you’re pregnant
    • Increased susceptibility to HIV infections

CheckPoint Urgent Care In-House STD Testing

So, you’re wondering how to get tested for STDs? Well, the type of test you’ll need depends on a few factors like your symptoms, medical history, and sexual history. We can help determine the most appropriate test. There are different ways to test for STDs, including collecting a blood sample, urine sample, or swabs from the mouth, genitals, discharge, or sores. 

Testing is usually quick and painless! Our medical team at CheckPoint Urgent Care has the experience and tools to provide you with reliable in-house testing and treatment options.

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