***Please note: Due to COVID-19, appointments at the Sexual Health Clinic are preferred; same-day services may be available. Please call 614-645-1850 to schedule. ***
***Learn more about service changes at Columbus Public Health due to COVID-19 here. Click here to view upcoming holiday closures.***
The Sexual Health Program offers quality services to prevent and control sexually transmitted diseases (STDs):
- Prevention Education
STD and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) testing is recommended for anyone who:
- Has had oral, anal or vaginal sex and did not use latex condoms or barriers.
- Shares needles to inject drugs or has sex with someone who does.
- Feels they may have been exposed to, or has signs of, an STD or HIV.
Sexual Health Walk-In Clinic
Diagnosis and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's):
Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes*, and Trichomoniasis
The Sexual Health Clinic is walk-in, but if you prefer an appointment, call 614-645-1850. The clinic may stop taking patients early if it becomes full.
*Testing for genital herpes is by skin culture only and does not include a blood test. Skin sores or irritations above the waist will not be considered for herpes testing.
- Plan to arrive early. Our Clinic may fill up quickly.
If you are unable to be seen, please request an
appointment for another day.
- Picture identification (e.g. Driver's License, State ID) recommended.
- Insurance Cards accepted: Medicaid, Medicare (Part B), CareSource, UnitedHealthcare, Molina Healthcare.
- Payment Types: Cash, Check, and the following Credit/ Debit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
- On- site lab provides some same day test results.
- Educational information on STD's.
- Referrals made to other community resources such as medical follow-up, social services, and crisis intervention.
HIV Testing and Education
- Confidential Testing: A picture I.D. required for clients needing a copy of test results.
- Anonymous Testing: Client is identified only by a number. No record of test results given.
- Staff will explain more thoroughly the differences between Confidential and Anonymous Testing.
- Learn more about HIV