STD Services

The STD Clinic is located at 426 SW Stark St., 6th floor. The STD Clinic telephone number is 503-988-3700.

The STD Clinic provides evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (this can include a confidential HIV test). Our services are nonjudgmental and confidential, and no one is turned away for inability to pay. If you are hearing impaired or speak another language, we can arrange an interpreter.

Who should be tested for STDs

STD testing is recommended for anyone engaging in vaginal, oral, and/or anal sex without a condom, particularly when having sex with multiple partners. Some STDs such as HIV and Hepatitis B can also be spread by sharing injection drug gear.

In Oregon, teens can consent to HIV and STD testing and treatment without a parent’s permission.

Conditions we check for:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • Vaginal infections like yeast or bacterial vaginosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Hepatitis C (if you have ever injected drugs)
  • HIV (Offered confidentially as part of STD exam. Low-cost, anonymous testing is available at some community test sites. (See HIV Testing for more info.)
  • HPV (Genital warts. Visual check only, no treatment offered.)
  • Herpes (visual check)

What to Expect at Your Visit

The way we check for STDs depends on what tests you want or need. We might need to check your urine, blood, or body (genitals, skin or mouth).

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia may not show up on a test for 4-7 days after a possible exposure. HIV and syphilis may not show up for 3 months, but can show up as early as 2 weeks.

Getting Your Test Results

Results are available in-person during clinic hours, or by phone Monday-Friday, 1:30-4pm. Phone results must be arranged at the time of your test. Call the results desk at 503-988-5727.

If you would like a paper copy of your HIV test result, you must show government-issued ID at the time of testing and sign a release of information.

Other services

  • Hepatitis A and B vaccinations for individuals receiving a full STD screening
  • HPV vaccinations for men and women 18 and under who have OHP or who don’t have health insurance that covers the vaccine
  • Free condoms and other safe sex materials
  • Partner notification services. See Talking to Sex and Drug Partners.
  • If you have chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis or HIV, we can offer treatment to you and testing and treatment to your partners, even if you were diagnosed with one of these diseases somewhere else.
  • If you have HIV we offer testing to your partners and can help connect you with services.

What we don’t offer

  • Birth control (other than condoms) except in a limited capacity,
  • Pap test
  • Treatment for genital warts
  • General medicine/non-STD problem help
  • Blood test for herpes

Cost

STD exam: We accept insurance including Care Oregon, OHP, Familycare (Medicaid), private insurance, and Medicare.  If you are not billing insurance the cost of your visit is on a sliding fee scale, based on income and family size. If you are uninsured, we can help eligible clients enroll in health insurance.

See HIV Testing for low- and no-cost HIV testing options at our community test sites.

Payment: Cash, checks, VISA, Mastercard and some insurance including the Oregon Health Plan. There are some tests that you may be required to pay on the day of your visit.

Where else you can get tested

When asked, STD testing is available at most private providers as part of regular medical care and family planning. For sites below, call for eligibility and fees: