Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, can cause a wide variety of health problems if left undiagnosed. In most cases, if you receive treatment early in the disease, you can reduce the risks of infecting another person or having an outbreak in the future. Whether you suspect you have an STD or want to get tested, Coastal Urgent Care provides STD urgent care in the Wall, NJ, area.
Types Of STD Testing
An STD is an infection you can contract from another person during oral, vaginal, or anal sex. You may not have any symptoms to start with, so if you’ve had unprotected sex, it may be a good idea to be tested. Our team of professionals understands both your privacy and your concerns and can help you throughout the entire testing and treatment process. Some of the most common types of STD tests include chlamydia, genital warts, hepatitis B, herpes, gonorrhea, pubic lice, HIV, AIDS, syphilis, and scabies.
The first step in receiving help for an STD is to schedule an appointment with our facility for testing. We provide testing in a variety of ways, including a blood sample, which is usually taken through a blood draw or a small finger prick. We may also elect to do a urine sample or use a swab to scrap the inside of the mouth, the genitals, or any open sores or discharge.
After the sample is taken, we may be able to provide you with the results while you are still in the office. Some samples may need to be sent off, and the results returned to our office at a later date. Should this happen, we will notify you of the results immediately. You can schedule an appointment to go over the results or contact us with any questions you have concerning your diagnosis.
It’s important to keep in mind that we recommend STD screening for anyone between the ages of 13 and 64, pregnant women, individuals with HIV, and anyone sexually active.
Treatment For STDs
The type of treatment you receive for an STD depends entirely on the type you have and the severity of the condition. While sexually transmitted infections are easier to treat than an STD, both can be treated with antibiotics in the initial stages. One we receive the results of your tests, we will recommend treatment with antibiotics or antiviral medications. If you’ve been diagnosed with an STD, you will also need to notify your current partner and anyone you’ve been with over the last three months to a year to ensure the infection doesn’t spread.
Our caring staff members can also recommend counseling for both you and your partner if you test positive and are unsure of what to do.
If you live in Wall, NJ, and are concerned about STD testing or need more information, contact our office at 732-280-2600 to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation or to discuss your symptoms or concerns. Coastal Urgent Care is in the Kmart shopping plaza and open Monday through Sunday for your convenience, and we have extended hours Monday through Friday. We make it easy to get the help you need for both urgent illness and chronic conditions.