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Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases (STI/STD)

CHS offers testing for the following STIs/STDs:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Herpes
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Syphilis

STI/STD testing can be performed at either the Primary Care or Women’s Health Clinic. STI/STD testing involves different types of tests depending on which infection is being tested. These tests can include urine, vaginal swab, blood, and/or an oral swab.

Make an appointment to be tested.

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 easily cured 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.

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.

Getting tested at CHS

You must make an appointment to get tested at Campus Health Services.

The following prices indicate Campus Health Services charges if students are either out of network or are in network and elect to not have insurance filed. See “Lab Testing Payment at CHS”  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 - $58

Wet prep - $22

Urine Pregnancy test - $15

HIV testing options at CHS:

- Oral swab - $29 in clinic

- Blood test through CHS (~2 days for results) - $29

- HIV 4th Gen - $29

Lab Testing Payment at CHS

STI evaluation requires laboratory testing. Your insurance information is necessary for you to be checked in for services at CHS. Unless you take specific action, CHS 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 do not want CHS to automatically file your insurance, you will need to let the CHS 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 CHS Billing Office at (919) 966-6588 two days after the lab tests are performed. Payment options at Campus Health Services are cash, check, UNC One Card or MasterCard/Visa. If you do not pay CHS the charges will be sent to your UNC student account.

Other testing options in Chapel Hill

Orange County Health Department

Prices based on income. When you make your appointment, request to see a financial counselor. You will most likely be required to bring in recent pay stubs, if applicable. Students without insurance usually qualify for a free GYN exam, STI testing and a years worth of birth control for free. HPV shot = $130 x3 (no financial aid available for shot)

SHAC Free HIV Testing

Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. 301 Lloyd Street, Carrboro. No appointments, no blood, no needles. (OraQuick swab used).

Family Planning Medicaid

Offers free family planning health services to moderate and low income men and women in North Carolina who are: women ages 19-55, men ages 19-60, residents of North Carolina, US Citzens or qualified applicants, income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level.