STD Testing and Treatment at AFC Arlington
Discreet Walk-In STD Testing in Arlington & Lexington, MA
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can affect anyone and we at AFC Urgent Care believe that there is neither shame nor stigma in getting medical help when you need it the most. We operate a judgement-free walk-in clinic open for patients of all ages and from all walks of life. We have a testing lab on-site which allows us to see patients without any prior appointments and provide results faster than most urgent care centers and physicians’ offices. We also welcome patients who cannot get an early appointment at their primary care physician as well those that do not have a family doctor and are in need of confidential, discreet and affordable STD Testing Services in and around Arlington, Medford, Lexington, Somerville and Cambridge areas.
We also know from experience there is no bad day or time to get tested and the outcomes of testing are often not as bad as people imagine. Testing positive can often lead to the early detection of very easily treatable conditions and testing negative eliminates anxiety and stress caused by worrying about one’s health. This anxiety, in fact, can often be more debilitating than the underlying concern. In every case ignoring your health is certainly never a good option and getting tested/treatment is the right choice to make.
Our clinic operates on a walk-in basis and you can simply come in any time we are open without a prior appointment. You’ll be able to discuss your healthcare concerns confidentially, and without any judgment, with one of our board-certified physicians. STDs can be a difficult topic for our patients to discuss and we have tried to answer as many questions as we can below. If you still have unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to call our Arlington clinic at 781-648-4572. We care about your health and promise to make the call easy in every possible way.
What are the symptoms of the most common STDs? Which STD tests will I need?
Symptoms can vary from one patient to the other and at times there could be no symptoms at all. Instead of searching online for symptoms and causing additional stress and anxiety, we recommend that you consult one of our qualified physicians to discuss your symptoms (if any). One of our board-certified doctors with many years of experience will recommend the most appropriate tests to make an accurate diagnosis. For patients that do not have a comprehensive insurance plan, we offer this consult at a very affordable price and this ensures that you do not go down the road of unnecessary testing.
Even if you do not have symptoms you can discuss your case in confidence (remember we care about your health and well-being more than anything else) and our physicians, who are trained medical professionals, will recommend the appropriate tests to put your mind at ease.
Will my Insurance Plan Cover STD Testing?
Yes, your insurance plan will cover STD testing and treatment (if you have an underlying illness or symptoms). We accept most insurance plans offered in Massachusetts (click here for a full list).
What if I don’t have insurance? How much will my visit and STD testing cost?
For patients that do not have a health insurance plan, our urgent care clinic offers very affordable prices for STD testing and treatment. Urgent care clinics are generally considered to be very affordable health care options for patients that do not have insurance coverage or choose to pay out of pocket. We understand that not everyone is part of a comprehensive health plan and offer STD related physician consults at an extremely affordable price of $90. This consultation ensures that a qualified medical doctor examines you and your symptoms only to recommend the most appropriate testing/treatment needed for your case. This also ensures that you don’t spend more on unnecessary tests and get the right advice from a qualified medical professional.
Which STDs can you test for at your clinic?
Our onsite lab can test for the the most common STDs and we have access to additional off-site labs for more advanced testing. We can test for:
- Hepatitis C
Why should I choose Urgent Care instead of my Primary Care Physician?
There could be many reasons. Your family doctor could be overbooked or not available. Many patients are also concerned about their privacy (see question below). Choosing our center instead of a physician’s office means you can skip the long waiting period of your overbooked primary care physician. Here, you can just walk right in to our facility to take advantage of our services – we’re even open on weekends and most holidays. We accept most insurance policies and can even forward your paperwork to your doctor for follow-ups. We promise to administer your STD test discreetly and devoid of any judgement. Visit us any day or call us now at 781-648-4572 for more information!
Do you offer anonymous STD testing services?
Yes we do. Many patients ask this question and we always tell them that privacy is extremely important to us. We can ensure that health information such as test results are relayed to you alone. Although we accept most insurance plans and credit cards as a forms of payment, many of our privacy sensitive patients choose to pay in cash as well.
I feel uncomfortable discussing my sexual health. How do you make it easier for patients?
For starters, we are no-judgment health care facility. Our focus is only to ensure your wellness in every possible way that we can, period. If you would like to discuss your healthcare concerns with a doctor only you can simply let our front desk know that you are visiting for a sexual wellness checkup. We will try our level best not to make you feel uncomfortable in any way. That is our promise.
Your health is important. If you are experiencing symptoms or would like to be tested, don’t hesitate to come by our center, no appointment needed! We are conveniently located at 1398 Massachusetts Ave in Arlington and you can also call us at 781-648-4572 if you have any questions.
Do you sell in-home STD testing kits?
Although the accuracy of in-home STD testing has greatly increased, these kits are still very expensive. Unlike glucose and pregnancy tests these kits can sell for upwards of a few hundred dollar each. Our clinic can offer lab quality testing with faster results and most importantly, a board certified doctors consultation for not much more in most cases.