STD/HIV/HCV Screening & Counseling

ABOUT STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are caused by infections that are passed from one person to another during sexual contact.  Often people don’t have any symptoms, so don’t know they have an infection.  But sexually transmitted infections are very common; in fact about half of us will have some kind of infection in our lifetime.

But there are things we can do to prevent infection – visit our Sexual Health page to learn more. And getting tested if you’re at risk of infection equals best possible treatment and outcomes for you and prevention for any sexual partner.

 

FOR YOU

STD Testing

We contract with Planned Parenthood of the North Country to provide STD testing.

Call 1-800-230-PLAN for an appointment.

HIV Testing

HIV Counseling and Testing is recommended for everyone ages 13-64.  One in six (1/6) people with HIV do not know they are infected.

We provide Free Anonymous and Confidential HIV Counseling and Testing with RAPID (20 minute) results using an oral (mouth) swab.

To schedule an appointment for HIV Counseling and Testing, or more information call 873-3500 or 1-800-797-5772.

 HCV Testing

Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus.  Most people with hepatitis C don’t know they have it.  It is spread from blood to blood.  Get tested if you…

¨ Injected or snorted drugs (even if it was years ago)

¨ Got a tattoo or body piercing from an unlicensed artist,

¨  Were born from 1945-1965 (Baby Boomers)

¨  Received donated blood or organs before 1992

Why are Baby Boomers and blood/organ donors/recipients at increased risk?  Because we did not have the same precautionary measures in place (like single-use needles) to prevent disease transmission that we have today.

We provide RAPID (20 minute results) HCV testing by fingerstick at our Elizabethtown office.  Call (518) 873-3500 for an appointment.

The maximum fee is $25.00 —the fee is adjusted down using a sliding fee scale based on household income.  We can bill public insurance and Excellus BCBS for the test.

We can now accept payment with GovPayNet – so you can swipe your debit or credit card here at our office or pay online.

Before you pay with GovPayNet we advise you to read the 2017 GovPayNet Fee Schedule and 2017 GovPayNet Terms of Service.

 

 

 

 

Please call our office at 873-3500 if you have questions about immunizations, fees or payment.

OUR REQUIRED ACTIVITIES

We provide, or assure through contracts, confidential:

  • prevention-focused education, marketing & communication;
  • screening and counseling for STDs and HIV;
  • partner notification and referral services;
  • prophylatic (medicine or course of action used to prevent disease) treatment as needed for partners;
  • referral and follow-up for patients diagnosed with a STD or HIV.