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STD Testing Richmond Heights MO

Read About STD Testing in Richmond Heights MO

Reviewed By: Dr. Kurt Kloss, MD
Last Reviewed Date: Sep 05, 2019

Sexual Health Testing in Richmond Heights MO

At Health Testing Centers we make sexual health testing in Richmond Heights easy and convenient by allowing you to avoid the hassle and embarrassment of visiting your doctor. We provide direct access to the same CLIA approved labs in Richmond Heights, MO and FDA approved tests that your doctor would utilize. Also the results are delivered directly to you and are not a part of your permanent medical record.

STD Statistics in Richmond Heights

If you live in Richmond Heights, Missouri or are moving to the area, you should be cognizant of the local STD statistics in the area. Dating can be difficult because you are establishing intimacy without knowing what you could potentially be facing in terms of STDs. Contracting a disease may be fatal. Chlamydia infection rates are on the rise in Richmond Heights. Symptoms are mild to nonexistent for the majority of chlamydia cases, but the consequences can be dire. It is estimated that 30,000 women per year including many in Missouri become infertile due to the disease. Though syphilis is not as common it is still a concern in Richmond Heights. Syphilis is characterized by painful sores. This once fatal disease ca affect the brain and nervous system. New cases of gonorrhea are also trending up in Missouri. In case you are exposed, you may experience painful urination, itching, burning, or yellow or green discharge. Some people also experience arthritis, anal itching, and abdominal pain. Using the Center for Disease Control's 2016 STD Surveillance Report for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis and extrapolated using the latest 2011 US Census, it is estimated that 0.5 incidents of syphilis, 44 cases of chlamydia and 16.3 cases of gonorrhea, would be attributed to Richmond Heights in 2016.

HIV cases are on the decline in Richmond Heights but still deserve mention. This potentially fatal disease attacks the immune system. Fortunately, there have advances made in the cure for AIDS.

STD Treatment and Counseling in Richmond Heights

When ordering an STD package or individual test from Health Testing Centers that tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, or HSV type 2, a physician consultation and treatment are included when there is a positive result. If you test positive for any of the 4 mentioned STD's, a telephone or video consultation will be provided at no additional cost by one of our third party physicians. The physician from PWN Health will contact you within 4 to 24 hours of receiving your test result. At the end of the consultation the physician may prescribe the necessary medication for treatment. It is up to the sole discretion of the physician to provide any medical treatment based on test results and any medical information they received during the consultation. Cost of the prescription is not included.

STD Lab Locations in Richmond Heights, MO

Get STD blood tests near Richmond Heights Missouri. All labs are FDA and CLIA approved. Same day testing. Search for your STD lab location using zip code: Visit our Lab Locator.

LabCorp

1035 Bellevue Ave (Ste 314)
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

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STD Testing Labs in Richmond Heights, MO

Whether you're concerned about possible STD exposure or simply want a quick, convenient and confidential way to take control of your sexual health via routine STD screening, our STD testing centers near Richmond Heights, MO can help. Our testing locations offer private, top-quality STD testing just like you would receive from your doctor's office without the added expense and inconvenience of an office visit just to have that doctor place the order for those tests.

Why is testing important?

Because STDs are more common than you may realize, with nearly 20 million new STD cases occurring every year, according to nationwide CDC estimates. Their affects can be quite serious. For instance, HIV infection can progress to AIDS, and gonorrhea, Chlamydia and syphilis can lead to infertility without treatment. These examples show just how important it is that these and other STDs do not go undetected for lack of a simple health test, easily done via STD testing centers near Richmond Heights, MO.

When should you seek STD testing?

Clearly, if you know or suspect that a partner is affected by a sexually transmitted disease, looking into STD testing centers near Richmond Heights, Missouri is important to protecting your health, as is seeking immediate treatment should you receive positive results. However, STD testing is also essential for all sexually active individuals. That's because STDs don't always come with obvious symptoms. Some may produce no symptoms at all, while others may present mild ones that are easily mistaken for a cold or flu. For this reason, ensuring your sexual and overall health means getting regular screening tests for common STDs. Just how often you should schedule test days depends on your individual circumstances. If in doubt, consult a healthcare professional for an appropriate testing routine for your needs.