STD Testing at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Stratford, CT
Like many people, you probably lead a busy life, and STD testing may seem unimportant in relation to other, more pressing matters. But, don’t allow your health to fall by the wayside. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we think our patients should be able to make time for their health without having to completely rearrange their schedule. That’s one reason why we offer STD testing – in addition to a full range of other non-emergency healthcare services – on a walk-in basis at our office in Stratford, Connecticut. If you’d like, you can check-in online before you leave home, but an advance appointment for STD testing is unnecessary.
What’s It Like to Receive an STD Test at PhysicianOne Urgent Care?
In a comfortable and confidential setting, you can feel free to talk candidly with an experienced medical professional, who will answer your questions and determine which STD tests are appropriate for you (no single test can detect all STDs). We can administer your test(s) on-site, so you won’t have to worry about traveling to several testing centers or coordinating with multiple providers. Your visit with us, which may include a physical examination, cheek swab, blood test, and/or urinalysis, should take no more than 10 to 15 minutes.
The timeframe for receiving the results of STD testing can vary from a few minutes to a few weeks. Regardless, you can rest assured that we’ll contact you as soon as your information becomes available so we can go over it with you. If you are diagnosed with an STD, we can also discuss your next steps and help you begin treatment, if necessary.
STD Testing Is Important for All Ages
Studies show that, as compared to older adults, sexually active teenagers (15-19 years of age) and young adults (20-24 years of age) are at higher risk for acquiring STDs. The reason can be attributed to a variety of behavioral, biological, and cultural factors. Nevertheless, the bottom line is this: If you’re sexually active, regular STD testing is essential to protect your overall health – regardless of your age.
Stop by PhysicianOne Urgent Care for STD testing on any day that suits your schedule. Our office in Stratford is open 365 days per year during extended hours. Come in today!