HIV and STI Testing
1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STD by 25 - Most won't know it.
If you are sexually active, regular HIV and STI testing are parts of safer sex practices. You can get confidential tests for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on campus at Student Health Services.
Know the facts:
- Many common STIs do not cause any symptoms
- Many people have sexually transmitted infections and never know it
- Many people get or spread infections without ever having symptoms
There is no single test for every STI. However, our lab can provide fast, confidential testing for a number of STIs, including:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)*
- Human Papilloma Virus (Genital Warts)
*Walk-In Testing (no appointment required):
- Available only for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea testing.
- Physician order not necessary.
- Go directly to the lab located on the first floor of Watkins Memorial Health Center for testing. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing time.
- Do not urinate at least one hour prior to testing.
- Recommended if you are sexually active and having unusual symptoms, or if you are unsure of which test you need.
- To make an appointment, log into mySHS or call (785) 864-9507.
Student Health Services places a high value on confidentiality. Any testing done through SHS is confidential, meaning that your test results are released only to you and cannot be released to an outside party (including parents, partners) without your written consent.
Cost, Billing & Insurance
The cost for each HIV and STI test varies. Contact the SHS business office at (785) 864-9520 for current pricing.
Students have the option of either paying at the time of service or SHS can send you the bill. If you have health insurance, SHS can submit charges to your insurance company. Any portion not covered by your insurance company is your responsibility.
Be aware that private insurance companies sometimes notify the subscriber (often parents) as to what tests are done for covered individuals. Therefore, the subscriber may get a notice from the private insurance company that "student X had a chlamydia test done on date X" though results are generally not reported. If you are concerned, it is a good idea to contact your insurance company before you get tested and inquire about their billing policies.
You can opt for SHS to bill you directly at your university address, or pay at the time of service. This avoids using your private insurance altogether.
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8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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