Lifeline provides no-cost testing for two of the most common STIs in the US: chlamydia and gonorrhea. If you think you might be pregnant or are considering getting pregnant in the near future, it’s important to get tested for STIs, as these can be especially dangerous for both you and your baby. To read more about STIs, how they are spread, what the symptoms are, and more, click here. In addition, you can find more information on chlamydia and gonorrhea specifically here.
When you schedule an appointment, we will verify that you are eligible for this service. In the event that you are not eligible, we will reach out to you and let you know. Lifeline offers STI testing to those who have received or are enrolled in other Lifeline services or programs, such as pregnancy confirmation, educational services, etc.
Be sure to arrive with a full bladder, as you will be asked to provide a urine sample. You don’t need to bring an insurance card with you since all of the Lifeline services are offered at no cost. However, remember to have your photo ID with you so you can present it at your arrival.
You will first need to show your ID and fill out a consent form at the front desk. One of our registered nurses will then take you to the testing room, ask you some medical questions, and explain to you how the testing will go. It’s also the ideal time for you to ask any questions you may have or share any other needs regarding STI testing or pregnancy.
No, the testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea at Lifeline is not painful as it only requires a urine sample. We do not provide blood tests or other screening methods at this time. Once you have your urine sample ready, the registered nurse will retrieve it and send it to a lab that will analyze it.
It should take about 2 business days to get the results back. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled for you to receive the results of your test.
If your test is positive, Lifeline will discuss treatment options during the follow-up appointment.
Yes, since Lifeline complies with HIPAA, our staff is required to keep all medical information you share strictly confidential. This includes your STI test results. We will not share testing information, scheduling, or outcomes without your expressed written permission.
Your appointment should take about half an hour from the moment you arrive at the clinic to the moment you leave. You may schedule another appointment in order to discuss your results and further steps regarding your reproductive health.
Are you ready to make your STI testing appointment? We know that STIs can seem scary but we are here for you. Lifeline is committed to providing the best medical care as well as emotional support to all our clients. To book an appointment, click on the button below or give us a phone call at (660) 665-5688.
Lifeline does not provide or refer for abortions.