University Health Services | Get Tested FAQ


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Men's Health


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Men’s health services at UHS provide confidential, professional treatment for a variety of men’s health needs. Services include evaluation of genital problems (pain, lumps, discharge, and rash), testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, information on sexual function concerns as well as prevention services.

Make you appointment online or call 863-0774 and just state that you “want a Men’s health visit”.


What if I have severe testicular pain?

If you have rapid onset of serious testicular pain, contact UHS immediately for advice at

814-863-4463 or go to local emergency department. Twisting of the testicle (torsion) that

causes significant pain and tenderness in the scrotal sac is an emergency and requires

attention with in a matter of hours. 


Should I be tested for STIs?

If you have symptoms, you should make an appointment with a Men’s Health clinician to

discuss the most appropriate tests and treatment. If you do not have symptoms, you

may want to have STI testing.


If you are sexually active with female partners, the following tests are recommended:


If you are sexually active with male partners, the following tests are recommended at least annually:


Are men’s health visits free?

No. Charges and insurance billing are handled the same as for other UHS services.  Always check

with your insurance about coverage especially for STI testing.


Can I have STI testing without an appointment?

If you have no symptoms, your urine can be tested at UHS for Chlamydia and gonorrhea without a clinician appointment for a reasonable lab fee.  Note: rectal and oral testing requires a clinician appointment. Free HIV testing is also available through Health Promotion and Wellness.


Should I get a yearly physical exam?

Several professional groups including the National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, have determined that routine annual physicals for healthy adults are unnecessary. Rather, healthy people are better served by seeing medical providers for specific age and risk-related screening tests  designed to detect medical conditions that are treatable when discovered early.


Additional Information on Men's Health

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