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If you have concerns about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), we can help you in a professional and non-judgmental manner. If you are sexually active (oral, vaginal, or anal sex), consider routine STI screenings. Many STIs do not cause symptoms, especially in women. You can have an STI screening as part of your annual exam or make an appointment with any of the testing sites below. 

On-Campus

University Health Services (UHS)

  • Contraceptive services, routine exams, STI/HIV testing, self-STI testing, and discussing risky health behaviors.
  • To make an appointment call 814-863-0774 or visit myUHS.

Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW)

  • HIV/AIDS Testing (4th Generation HIV 1/2 Antigen and Antibody test)
  • Wellness Services on healthy relationships & sexual health
  • Male and female condoms, dental dams, lubricant,  and condom carrier cases

Below are more details on the testing process:

What tests are available?

There is no single test for every STI. We can provide confidential testing for the following:

  • *Chlamydia/Gonorrhea (self-testing available)- $42 (if not billed to insurance)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)- (free testing
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

If your visit includes an appointment with a clinician, a separate appointment fee will be charged. Fees vary depending on the nature of your visit, what tests are performed, and your insurance coverage. 

*In order to protect students' privacy, you have the option of using the prompt pay discount, which means that the payment doesn't go to insurance. To take advantage of the prompt pay discount, students can send the bill to their Bursar account or pay within 7 days, otherwise, the cost will be $60.

Self-Testing
  • Set up an appointment via myUHS.
  • Chlamydia and gonorrhea only.
  • Visit the lab (fourth floor) in the Student Health Center and ask for STI self-testing.  
  • Please arrive no later than 4:00 p.m.
  • Do not urinate at least one hour prior to testing.
  • It can take up to one week after exposure for tests to accurately detect chlamydia and gonorrhea. If your last sexual contact was recent, please wait one week before testing.
  • If your test result is positive, you may need to schedule an appointment with a clinician to receive treatment
  • Wait at least one month after completing treatment for chlamydia or gonorrhea before you are re-tested. Testing too soon may result in a false-positive result. 
Appointment

Schedule an appointment for STI testing with University Health Services if you have any symptoms, have been exposed to someone diagnosed with an STI, have concerns about anal or oral exposure, or are unsure of which test(s) you need. 

Depending on what tests are performed, testing procedures may involve collecting a urine sample; throat, cervical, vaginal, or rectal swabs; and/or blood work. Do not urinate at least one hour prior to appointment.

How do I pay for my appointment/tests?

Students can pay at the time of service or we can bill your student account (charges will not list specific reasons for the visit). If you have health insurance, we can also bill your insurance. Currently, students can perform self-STI tests for free, funded by the Student Initiated Fee. 

Be aware that private insurance companies sometimes notify the subscriber (often parents) as to what tests are done for covered individuals. Therefore, the subscriber may get a notice from the private insurance company that "student X had a chlamydia test done on date X" though results are generally not reported. If you are concerned, it is a good idea to contact your insurance company before you get tested and inquire about their billing policies. Paying at the time of service avoids using your private insurance altogether.

When/how will I receive my test results?

Depending on what tests are performed, it takes a few days to two weeks after your appointment to get test results.

Typically, you will receive test results through a secure message from myUHS. A clinician may also call you to give you test results over the phone.

Results from free HIV testing through Health Promotion and Wellness are given in-person during a follow-up appointment.

Off-Campus

AIDS Resource Center

  • Free HIV testing (oral swab) and HIV+ support; Rapid testing (25 minutes) with finger stick test
  • Appointments preferred; Walk-ins 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursdays
  • Address: 129 South Sparks St. Suite #1, State College PA 16801
  • Learn more,  aidsresource.com/ 

Pregnancy Resource Center

  • Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, HIV, & Syphilis testing
  • Appointments preferred
  • Address: 423 South Pugh Street, State College, PA 16801
  • Learn more, www.scprc.com