Why get tested?
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), also known as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), affect millions of college-aged students each year. Fortunately, most STIs are curable and treatable! However, damage done from failing to treat STIs is often irreversible. It’s important to get tested after every new sexual partner, when you have had unprotected sex, or if you feel you may have been exposed.
Will anyone else find out?
For individuals over the age of 18, medical information is kept confidential between health care providers and patients including the results of STD testing.
For individuals under 18, information regarding the results of an STD test is kept confidential between health care providers and patients. However, involving your parent/guardian is strongly encouraged when making health care decisions.
Where can I get tested?
Testing is available at University Health Services by appointment only. Feel free to call (570) 422-3553 or stop in to make an appointment.
How much does it cost?
Testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea are either free or provided at a low cost for students. Pregnancy tests and Emergency Contraception are also offered either free or at a low cost for students.