A licensed clinician (nurse practitioner or physician) will talk with you in a private examination room. The clinician will ask you about why you came into the clinic and any symptoms you may have, and about your sexual practices and other behaviors that might put you at risk for getting an STI. The clinician will do a thorough STI exam and determine what testing is needed.
Not every patient will be tested for HIV and other STIs. It depends on your sexual practices and drug use. Getting tested at SF City Clinic may involve a blood draw, urine sample, and swabs (from the vagina, butt and/or throat).
If you need a vaccine or treatment for an STI, we will give it to you while you’re at the clinic. Sometimes you will be given a prescription that you can fill at a pharmacy. We will help you figure out how to get your prescription for PEP and PrEP medications filled at no or minimal cost, regardless of insurance status.
If you are diagnosed with certain STIs (for example, syphilis or HIV), you will talk with a counselor. The counselor will answer any questions you have, will make sure you receive treatment, and will talk with you about how you can ensure that your sex partners are tested and treated.