At CheckPoint Urgent Care, we understand the importance of regular STI testing for sexually active individuals, and we believe that testing should be accessible, convenient, and confidential. That’s why we offer in-house STI testing for females at all of our locations, using the latest testing technologies to provide accurate results in as little as 30 minutes.
In-House STI Testing
Early detection is important. That is why CheckPoint Urgent Care is now offering in-house STI testing. Learn more about the benefits of early detection, preventative measures, and a few frequently asked questions.
STI Vs. STD
Did you know that 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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that cases of STIs in the U.S. have reached an all-time high for the 6th consecutive year.
Many STIs 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.
Most Common STIs
Because there’s a 77-95% chance that you won’t have any symptoms until the infection becomes serious, STIs can spread so easily. Here are some of the most common STIs in females:
Believe it or not, you could have an STI 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 STIs
It’s important to know that even though many STIs 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. If you are sexually active, you should get tested for some STIs like gonorrhea and chlamydia at least once a year.
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, STIs can lead to:
- Internal Abscesses
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Tubal or Ectopic Pregnancy
- Inflammation of the Uterine Lining Following Childbirth
CheckPoint Urgent Care In-House STI Testing
So, you’re a female and wondering how to get tested for STIs? 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 STIs, 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.