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Sexual Health

Sexual Health Clinic 
Mon: 8 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. 
Tue: 10 a.m. - 6:15 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. 

Clinic may stop taking patients early if it becomes full.

(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: On Monday, November 11, 2019, all services (including clinics) will be closed at Columbus Public Health in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. 

Service Types

The Sexual Health Program offers quality services to prevent and control Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's):

  • 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 614-645-6472. 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