Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases (STI/STD)
Sexually transmitted infections and diseases can be confusing. We've put together an overview about STIs/STDs for your review. When you're ready to be tested, STI/STD testing can be performed by an RN or provider in Primary Care or Gynecology. STI/STD testing involves different types of tests depending on which infection is being tested. These tests can include urine, blood and/or vagina/rectal/oral swabs.
Make an appointment to be tested. If you're asymptomatic, you can schedule an appointment online to be screened for STIs by an RN. RNs generally have more availability so they can more readily provide testing at a day and time that fits your schedule.
Campus Health offers STIs/STD testing for:
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Getting tested at Campus Health
You must make an appointment to get tested at Campus Health.
The following prices indicate Campus Health charges if students are either out of network or are in network and elect to not have insurance filed. See “Lab Testing Payment at Campus Health” below for details on how students can opt to pay for lab charges.
These prices are subject to change without notice. Lab handling fees may apply. Positive test results may require further testing and/or treatments which have additional costs.
Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis- $91.50
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea test - $60
Chlamydia only - $30
Gonorrhea only - $30
Syphillis - $9
Herpes Type 1 and 2 IgG (blood test)- $66.75
Wet prep (this test will identify the presence of yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas) - $22
Urine Pregnancy test - $15
HIV 4th Gen blood test through Campus Health (~2 days for results) - $29
Lab Testing Payment at Campus Health
STI evaluation requires laboratory testing. Your insurance information is necessary for you to be checked in for services at Campus Health. Unless you take specific action, Campus Health will electronically file your insurance. If you are covered by your parent's insurance, an explanation of benefits will be automatically forwarded to the insurance policyholder - your parents. If you are enrolled in System Wide Student Health Insurance Plan or Student Blue, the explanation of benefits will automatically be sent only to you, not your parents.
If you do not want Campus Health to automatically file your insurance, you will need to let the Campus Health lab staff know before any lab tests are performed.
This will mean you will be responsible for any charges incurred. To pay your lab charges, you will need to wait until lab test results are received. Please contact Campus Health Billing Office at (919) 966-6588 two days after the lab tests are performed. Payment options at Campus Health are cash, check, UNC One Card or MasterCard/Visa. If you do not pay Campus Health the charges will be sent to your UNC student account.
What are the treatments for STIs/STDs?
There are a variety of treatments available for STIs/STDs. Some infections are bacterial, such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, which are treated with antibiotics. Other infections are viral, such as Herpes and HIV, and while there are no cures available, there are medications that can be taken to reduce the severity of symptoms.
Other testing options in Chapel Hill
Orange County Health Department
Full STD testing is free for all citizens (subsidized by state government). Call 919-245-2400 for an appointment. Located at the Southern Human Services Center - 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill on the A bus route.
Wednesdays from 6-9:30 p.m. 301 Lloyd Street, Carrboro. Free testing on walk-in or appointment basis for HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and gonorrhea/chlamydia. Staffed by UNC nursing and medical students.
How can I prevent getting an STI/STD?
STIs/STDs are transmitted through vaginal, oral, and/or anal contact. Some STIs/STDs are transmitted through fluids such as vaginal secretions and semen, while others are transmitted with skin-to-skin contact.
The only way to completely prevent the transmission of STIs/STDs is abstinence. In order to reduce the risk of transmission, it is recommended to use a barrier method of contraception such as condoms or dental dams. Students can obtain free barriers around Campus Health or by ordering through Student Wellness.
Vaccinations to prevent STI transmission may also be recommended.