***Please note: Sexual Health Clinic clients are encouraged to call 614-645-6472 to schedule an appointment. Learn more about our service changes here.***
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COVID-19 Clinic Update
to COVID-19, we would prefer that you call to schedule an appointment with us
versus walking in. We may be able to provide a same-day appointment. Call 614-645-6472 to schedule.
The Sexual Health Program offers quality services to prevent and control
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Prevention Education
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):
The Sexual Health Clinic is walk-in, but if you prefer an
appointment, call 614-645-6472. 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