Take Care Down There Clinic
***Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Take Care Down There Clinic is closed as of March 23, 2020, until further notice.
***Learn more about service changes at Columbus Public Health due to COVID-19 here. Click here to view upcoming holiday closures.***
The Take Care Down There Clinic is a free, walk-in STI testing clinic at Columbus Public Health. We test for:
- Gonorrhea (optional urine sample, oral swab, and/or anal swab sample)
- Chlamydia (optional urine sample, oral swab, and/or anal swab sample)
- Trichomoniasis (optional urine sample)
- Syphilis (optional blood draw)
All test results take 5 -7 business days to process.
Please note: While we provide STI testing, we do not provide STI treatment or physical exams. If you are experiencing STI symptoms, you should visit CPH’s Sexual Health Clinic, or your primary care physician.
Clinic visitors will also be screened for their HIV risk. We offer higher risk individuals a finger-stick HIV test. Same-day HIV test results (approximately 30 minutes) are provided.
For more information about STI testing at Columbus Public Health, contact CPH Community Services at 614-645-6732. For other testing locations in Ohio visit ohiv.org.
Clinic Hours and Location
Monday and Thursday: 5-7:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 1-4:45 p.m.
Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave, 1st Floor