STI testing

Question: I’m 14 years old, don’t have a job, and my parents don’t know I’m sexually active. How much would would it be to get an STD test?

Answer: If a client is not using insurance, Family Planning charges a client based off of income and never turns someone away due to inability to pay. We will test you at no cost to you but do accept donations. Although Family Planning offers a supportive environment, we encourage your family to be involved during your visit. If you aren’t comfortable bring your parents, please consider bringing another family member, supportive friend, as well as your partner.

Family Planning offers a walk-in clinic for teens on Mondays from 3:00PM-5:00PM. Our next Teen Clinics are:

Ashtabula Family Planning: January 13, 2020

Painesville Family Planning: January 20, 2020

How much is it to get checked for STD/STI’s?

Question: How much is it to get checked for STD/STI’s?

Answer:  Many STI screenings are covered under private insurance plans and/or Medicaid.  If you do not use insurance, the cost of service is determined by your income on a sliding fee scale, meaning the patient responsibility can range from 0-100% of the total bill.  You may call us at 440-352-0608 to find out where your income falls on this scale.  However, no one is turned away due to inability to pay.

I threw up about 2 hours after I got an antibiotic and shot for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Do I need to take the shot and pills again?

Question: I threw up about 2 hours after I got an antibiotic and shot for chlamydia and gonorrhea.  Do I need to take the shot and pills again or am I good?

Answer:  Antibiotics can take up to two hours to be absorbed in your system.

Please call to confirm your results for both chlamydia and gonorrhea Painesville (440-352-0608) or Ashtabula (440-992-5953).  If the test results were positive, please get retested in 30 days to ensure the treatment worked and you are now negative of both infections.  In order to minimize future risk for yourself and future partners, please continue to practice safer sex with consistent condom use and STI/HIV testing every 90 days.

My girlfriend found a little red dot on the shaft of my penis; do you know what it could be?

Question: So my girlfriend found a little red dot on the shaft of my penis and shes kinda worried it isn’t really big and its the only one any ideas on what it is?

Answer:  There could be many explanations for bumps, dots or any changes on a man’s penis.  Without an examination, one will remain unsure.  Please call 440-352-0608 (Painesville) or 440-992-5953 (Ashtabula) to make an appointment.

 

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