STI Screening Services in Manhattan
If you had a sexually transmitted infection (STI), you would know it, right? Actually, you probably would not. That’s because most STIs produce only mild symptoms (if any at all) and many of those symptoms can be easily overlooked. Therefore, the only way to know for sure whether you are infected is to be tested by a medical provider. This is important not only to ensure that you receive the right treatment but also to prevent the transmission of the infection to others. That’s why so many health care experts recommend periodic STI screenings for all sexually active individuals.
Even so, STI screening is not included as part of a regular health checkup. Instead, you must ask for it. There’s no need to be intimidated, though. If you’re not sure where to go for STI screening in Manhattan, turn to the discreet and caring professionals at MedRite Urgent Care. In addition to after-hours urgent care, MedRite offers New Yorkers a modern solution for all of their routine health care needs, including STI screening.
How Does STI Screening Work?
Many people are surprised to learn that getting tested for STIs is usually quick and easy. Your MedRite provider will begin by asking you some questions about your sexual health to determine which tests are most appropriate for you. For instance, based on your answers, we may suggest testing you for:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
To complete your test, your provider may ask for a urine sample, a blood draw, or a mouth swab to collect saliva, tissue, and cell samples. We have a state-of-the-art lab on site, and depending on which STIs you’re being tested for, we may be able to provide a diagnosis on the spot. If not, we will contact you as soon as we have your results (typically within several days). If we diagnose you with an STI, we will suggest an appropriate treatment plan, which may include prescription medication, and also discuss ways to help prevent the spread of STIs in the future.
You don’t need to schedule an appointment for STI screening at MedRite Urgent Care in Manhattan. All of our services are available on a walk-in basis. Stop by today! Your test will be fast, convenient, and confidential.