What Will Happen at my STD Appointment?
Being tested for STDs is an important and healthy practice for anyone who is sexually active. First Care provides confidential, quality testing and treatment.
Here is what you can expect:
- Based on your sexual practices and health history, a nurse will determine appropriate testing.
- A nurse will answer questions you have about STD’s and provide you with materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- A medical professional will oversee sample collection for testing, which may include a urine sample, blood draw, and swabs of throat, vagina and/or rectum, as indicated.
- Results will be provided by phone or an in-office visits. Results are typically available within 3 business days.
- Treatment will be provided dependent on test results. Some treatments are available immediately by one of our nurses or physicians. You will receive a prescription or referral if for some reason we are unable to provide treatment.
The law requires all STD testing clinics report certain STDs to the Minnesota Department of Health. Your information and test results will be kept confidential, other than what we are required to report by law. We will never report your results to your school or place of work.