STD Testing Services Available at Our Urgent Care Center in Groton, CT
STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) are fairly common, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating that nearly 20 million people each year contract one. With STDs being so prevalent, it’s a good idea to be tested if you’re sexually active, even if you don’t have any symptoms, as many STDs can lay dormant for years. If you live in the Groton, Connecticut, area, it would be a wise choice to stop by PhysicianOne Urgent Care to undergo STD testing. Our urgent care center is open every day of the year during extended hours, making it as easy as possible to receive STD testing on your schedule. Our office hours are:
- Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Weekends and holidays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Why Is STD Testing So Important?
Because STDs can be transferred from one individual to another through contact with sexual organs, the mouth, or other intimate areas of the body, knowing that you have an STD is very important. If you’re unaware that you have one, you can spread it to your sexual partner. Luckily, most STDs are treatable with common antibiotics, while others are manageable with antiviral drugs or other medications.
When Should You Get Tested?
If you’ve ever been sexually active, you should get a baseline STD test just to make sure that you don’t have an STD. Additionally, if you have an unprotected sexual encounter, you should get tested within two weeks and refrain from engaging in any further sexual activities until after you’ve been tested and confirmed that you are not infected.
Visit Us Today
If you think that you may have an STD, stop by PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Groton to undergo STD testing today. Our friendly and knowledgeable medical staff will perform the appropriate testing, and if you do have an STD, we will recommend the proper medical treatment so you can start your path to recovery.