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Sexual Health

***Learn more about service changes at Columbus Public Health due to COVID-19 here. View upcoming holiday closures here.***

Sexual Health Clinic 

Mon: 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. 
Tue: 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.   
Wed: 8 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 
Thu: 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. 
Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. 

(614) 645-7772 
(614) 645-0070 Fax    

Take Care Down There Clinic
Mon: 5 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Wed: 1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Thu: 5 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

(614) 645-6732 

Ryan White
(614) 645-CARE (2273)

Health@columbus.gov

Sexual Health

Program Information


***Please note: Sexual Health services are available for all genders through the Women’s Health Clinic. Call 614-645-1850 to schedule. ***

***Learn more about service changes at Columbus Public Health due to COVID-19 hereClick here to view upcoming holiday closures.***

Service Types

The Sexual Health Program offers quality services to prevent and control sexually transmitted diseases (STDs):

  • Testing
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Prevention Education

Testing

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, SyphilisHerpes*, 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