Question: Okay…at one point I was unsure if I had something or not but I know I do now :/ I wanna get it checked out and taken care of. It feels gross, and it itches and I want it fixed ASAP. The main problem I have is I don’t want my parents to know. I’m 18 years old. My bank account is still in the same main account as my moms, so if I start taking out too much money she’ll notice. How much would it cost to treat an std and can you guys treat it and take care of it all there? Like if I go, get tested, test positive for something, will you guys be able to treat me or will you send me elsewhere. Again I won’t be able to go elsewhere without my parents finding out and that’s not even an option. And then what’s the next step. I go, get tested, test positive….then what? And what’s a cost? I know it’s based on income and insurance but what if I don’t have a whole lot of money and no insurance. So many Q’s. Sorry. Helppp
Answer: If you have a concern, please call and schedule an appointment in order to get tested as soon as possible. You also have the option to attend Teen Clinic in Ashtabula this Monday, September 30th. Scheduling is reserved for teens and you also have the option of walking in if there are no available appointments when you call.
The Family Planning Association can screen and treat many sexually transmitted infections including but not limited to chlamydia, gonorrhea and herpes. Parental consent is not required in order to be tested for any STI and I can assure you your medical visit will be kept confidential. Because you do not have insurance, the cost for the STI testing will be determined from a sliding scale, based of your income. However, no one is ever turned away from Family Planning because of inability to pay.