Sexually Transmitted Diseases
At the Cleveland Department of Health, we are sensitive to the confidential nature of being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD). At our STD clinics, we provide low cost and confidential STD exams to the residents of Cleveland. Clinic locations, phone numbers, and hours of operation, as well as what you can expect during a visit to one of our clinics are as follows:
NOTE: Minors do NOT need parental consent for examination and treatment for teens 13 and over.
Where can I get tested for STDs?
How much does it cost?
We use a sliding fee scale based on income to determine fees for service..
TB tests are $5.00 per test
What do I need to bring with me?
A valid and current ID is a must!
What can I expect during my visit to an STD clinic?
Upon arriving at the Health Center Reproductive clinic, you will be asked to fill out forms telling us about yourself and your reasons for coming to the clinic. This will help staff provide quality health care to you. Your medical records are confidential, which means that no one has access to them except authorized Department of Public Health personnel.
During the registration process, you will be given a number, and to ensure confidentiality, you will be called by that number throughout your clinic visit.
After the paperwork is completed, you will be called and seen by one of our clinicians. So that we can provide you with the best medical treatment, it is very important that when discussing your medical history with the clinician, you give accurate information.
During the medical exam, the clinician will take specimens, some of which will be tested at our on-site lab. The lab technicians will perform the lab tests and share the results with only you and our medical staff physician. If your results come back positive for a certain disease, you will be given medication before you depart the clinic. Some specimens, though, may be sent to an outside lab for testing, and in those situations a member of our staff will call you and have you return to the clinic for treatment.
HIV Counseling and Rapid HIV Testing is also offered at the clinic. You have the option to test confidentially or anonymously. The results of confidential testing are given to the patient in writing which would be necessary for follow-up medical care. Anonymous testing results are not linked to a person's name, but a patient does have the option of converting his or her results to a confidential status if desired.