What Happens at Your Visit
Many of our visits can be accomplished in our walk in clinic, where you are served on a first come, first served basis. Depending on your concerns, an exam may need to be scheduled. After signing in at the front desk, you will be called by the nurse and taken to an exam room. We can easily test for gonorrhea and Chlamydia: women may swab their own vagina in the bathroom, and men may provide us with a urine sample. Other testing depends on your symptoms. Some tests require a blood sample. The nurse will help to determine what tests are appropriate for you.
For those who have symptoms, some infections can be treated the same day as testing. If test results indicate an infection that wasn’t detected by exam or by symptoms, you may need to return to the clinic for treatment.
It is very important that the clinic has a good way to reach you to give you test results and/or treatment. If you have not been contacted with your results after a week or two, please call the clinic to be sure you receive your results.
Clinic Visit Tips
Women: You will be more comfortable if your bladder is empty. Also, we need to know the first day of your last menstrual period. If you are having your period at the time of the exam, it will be harder to detect some problems. If you think you might be pregnant, pregnancy testing is also available.
Men: DO NOT URINATE (pee) before the exam. For reliable test results, you should wait at least 2 hours since you have last urinated to give us a urine sample.