STD Testing at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Derby, CT
A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is a bacterial or viral infection that is transmitted during sexual activity. The most common symptom of an STD is no symptom at all. Therefore, if you’re sexually active, it is vital to take steps to protect your health. The two most effective ways to do so are to undergo STD testing on a regular basis and to use a condom every time you engage in any form of sexual activity.
We’re Here for You
Whether you need STD testing, advice, treatment, or simply a listening ear, you are welcome to turn to the team at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Derby, Connecticut. In addition to diagnostic and treatment services for a full range of non-emergency illnesses and injuries, we offer STD testing and treatment in a comfortable and confidential setting. While we see patients of all ages, our office is an especially convenient option for area college students who may feel uncomfortable discussing STD testing with their family physician or a provider at their school health center.
What Does STD Testing Involve?
Most STD tests are quick, simple, and painless. For instance, STD testing may involve a:
- Physical examination
- Cheek swab
- Blood test
No single test can detect every STD. After a confidential discussion, your provider at PhysicianOne Urgent Care can determine which form of STD testing is most appropriate for you. Depending on the type of test you receive, your results may be available within a few minutes or a few weeks. Regardless of the timing, you can feel confident that we will contact you right away to fully explain your test results and discuss your next steps.
What About Treatment?
If you are diagnosed with an STD, your provider at PhysicianOne Urgent Care can recommend an appropriate course of action. For instance, nonviral STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can be cured with medication-based treatment. If necessary, we can also refer you to a specialist who can provide ongoing care.
If you think you may have been exposed to an STD, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Derby for same-day STD testing and treatment services. No appointment is necessary.