Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED
102 Groves Estates Court P.O. Box 129
Sikeston, MO 63801

STD Screening/Testing

The Scott County Health Department provides screening and treatment for certain Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). We work to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections through confidential testing and treatment. STDs can cause serious health issues if left untreated. Our staff is here to help you get testing and treatment to help you stay healthy.

We offer tests for the following STDs: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HIV. Getting tested for STDs is the only way to know for sure if you have one. Knowing your status helps you make healthy decisions to prevent getting or transmitting an STD.

You should be examined by a healthcare professional if you notice any of the following symptoms, or if your partner has an STD or symptoms of an STD:

  • Abnormal genital discharge
  • Painful urination
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Sores or ulcers in the mouth or genitals
  • Itching or irritation of the genitals

After testing, if you are diagnosed with an STD, our nurse will contact you directly to ensure you come back to the office for treatment. 

If you've just found out you have an STD, you may be trying to figure out what to do next. Here are the three most important steps you can take:

  • Get treated: STDs can be treated with medicine from your healthcare provider. Make sure you take all you medicine exactly as instructed. Untreated STDs can cause other health problems, including infertility.
  • Tell your partner: It is up to you to tell your partner(s). Your partner may also be infected and not know it and needs to get tested and treated. Without treatment for your partner, they might pass the STD back to you. It may be uncomfortable, but telling your partners about STDs allows them to protect their health, too. 
  • Get retested: Get retested in three months to ensure you and your partner haven't been reinfected.

*Condoms are available for purchase at a low cost.

Client must meet certain criteria in order to be tested. Call 573-471-4044 and ask for a nurse, for more information about these screenings, or to make an appointment.