Free STD Testing in Oregon

According to the recent estimate from the Oregon Health Authority, the three reportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, comprise two-thirds of all reported diseases in Oregon, and the numbers are constantly rising.


Outside In Clackamas Service Center

Outside In Clackamas Service Center

All adults ages 18 to senior citizen. Ages 15 through 17 (no guardian required). Ages 13 through 14 (with guardian).

Testing Services
  • Syphilis Testing
  • Rapid HIV Testing
  • Conventional HIV Testing
Prevention Services
  • HIV Test Counseling
  • Harm Reduction
  • Needle Cleaning, Needle Exchange or Needle Distribution
Audiences
  • Adolescents/Youth/Teens
  • General Public
  • Low Income Persons
  • Women
  • Men
  • African Americans/Blacks
  • Hispanics/Latinos
  • Men Who Have Sex with Men
  • LGBT
  • Gay Men
  • Native Americans
Fees & Payment Options
  • Free HIV Testing
  • No Fee
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Outside In Clackamas Service Center

8800 SE 80th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97206


(503) 535-3860


Website


Appointment Required: Yes


Opening Hours
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Note
    closed 12:40pm-2pm. Second Tues. of the month: 11 AM-12:20 PM AND 2 PM-4 PM.

Jackson County Health and Human Services Jackson County Public Health

Jackson County Health and Human Services Jackson County Public Health

Testing Services
  • Hepatitis C Testing
  • TB Testing
  • Rapid HIV Testing
Care Services
  • Adult Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • TB Treatment
Prevention Services
  • TB Prevention/Education
  • STD Prevention/Education
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention/Education
  • HIV Test Counseling
  • Hepatitis Prevention/Education
  • Condom Distribution
Support Services
  • PrEP Navigation
Audiences
  • Adolescents/Youth/Teens
  • At Risk Persons
  • General Public
  • Low Income Persons
  • Persons with HIV/AIDS
  • Women
  • HIV Positive Persons
  • Men
  • African Americans/Blacks
  • Asians/Pacific Islanders
  • Hispanics/Latinos
  • Men Who Have Sex with Men
  • LGBT
  • Gay Men
  • Native Americans
Fees & Payment Options
  • Fee
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • No Fee
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Jackson County Health and Human Services Jackson County Public Health

140 S Holly St, Medford, Oregon 97501


(541) 774-8209


Website


Website


Appointment Required: Yes


Opening Hours
  • Monday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division

Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division

Free HIV self-testing kits available for Oregon residents who have not been tested for HIV in the past. Please visit website for additional information.

Prevention Services
  • TB Prevention/Education
  • STD Prevention/Education
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention/Education
  • Hepatitis Prevention/Education
  • Condom Distribution
Support Services
  • Drug Purchasing Assistance, including AIDS Drug Purchasing Assistance (ADAP)
  • Ryan White Services
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS/HOPWA
Audiences
  • Adolescents/Youth/Teens
  • At Risk Persons
  • General Public
  • Low Income Persons
  • Persons with HIV/AIDS
  • Women
  • HIV Positive Persons
  • Men
  • African Americans/Blacks
  • Asians/Pacific Islanders
  • Hispanics/Latinos
  • Men Who Have Sex with Men
  • LGBT
  • Gay Men
  • Native Americans
Fees & Payment Options
  • No Fee
  • Free HIV Self-Testing
Languages
  • English
  • Interpretation Services Available for Non-English Languages
Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division

800 NE Oregon St, Ste 1105, Portland, Oregon 97232


(971) 673-0144


(971) 673-0178


Website


Website


Website


Website


Website


Appointment Required: Yes


Opening Hours
  • Monday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cascade AIDS Project

Cascade AIDS Project

Rapid HIV testing by appointment or walk-in. Syphilis testing for gay/queer/and bi men. Call 503-278-3879 to make an appointment or for testing information. Donation requested, but no one is turned away. Other services: Insurance enrollment and navigation. PrEP navigation services.

Testing Services
  • Syphilis Testing
  • Rapid HIV Testing
Prevention Services
  • STD Prevention/Education
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention/Education
  • HIV Test Counseling
Support Services
  • Support Groups
  • Case Management
  • Drug Purchasing Assistance, including AIDS Drug Purchasing Assistance (ADAP)
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS/HOPWA
Audiences
  • Adolescents/Youth/Teens
  • Adults
  • General Public
  • Low Income Persons
  • Persons with HIV/AIDS
  • HIV Positive Persons
  • Sex Partners
  • Men
  • Students
  • Young Adults
  • Men Who Have Sex with Men
  • LGBT
  • Gay Men
  • Lesbians/Women Who Have Sex with Women/WSW
Fees & Payment Options
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • No Fee
  • PrEP for uninsured
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Cascade AIDS Project

520 NW Davis St, Ste 215, Portland, Oregon 97209


(503) 223-5907


(503) 223-6437


Website


Website


Appointment Required: Yes



Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center Beaverton Wellnes Center

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center Beaverton Wellnes Center

Please register as a patient to receive services.

Testing Services
  • TB Testing
  • Gonorrhea Testing
  • Herpes Testing
  • Chlamydia Testing
  • Conventional HIV Testing
Prevention Services
  • STD Prevention/Education
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention/Education
  • HIV Test Counseling
Audiences
  • Adolescents/Youth/Teens
  • Adults
  • General Public
  • Low Income Persons
  • Women
  • Men
  • Persons in Rural Areas
Fees & Payment Options
  • Fee
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Insurance Accepted
Languages
  • English
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center Beaverton Wellnes Center

2725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Ste 200, Beaverton, Oregon 97005


(503) 352-6000


Website


Appointment Required: Yes


Opening Hours
  • Monday
    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Why Testing Matters?

Physicians recommend that all sexually active individuals must get tested for STDs at least once a year, and those with multiple partners should seek screening every three months. STDs are passed to one person from another through oral, vagina, and anal sex. Mostly, infected individuals don't observe any signs or symptoms of STD, and the only way to detect them is through testing.

Some STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, are curable if diagnosed early. Other STDs are although not curable but are definitely manageable with treatment. Believe it or not, untreated STDs can have serious health consequences, and some can even be passed to a baby if a pregnant woman is infected with an STD.

The most at-risk individuals are those not in a monogamous relationship and those who are sexually active. Therefore, they must get tested regularly to remain aware of their sexual health status. Since STDs are either asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms, which is why it is almost impossible to detect the infection at the right time unless the individual undergoes STD testing.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), just 10% of males and up to 30% of females who test positive for chlamydia in the USA actually had symptoms while the rest didn't notice any. Furthermore, syphilis and gonorrhea have sporadic symptoms. So, you must make sure that STDs testing is a part of your routine health checkup every year and undergo screening before starting a new relationship.

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STD Statistics in Oregon

Chlamydia has been the state's most reported overall disease for the past five years. According to the state's health department, there's a sudden and drastic increase in syphilis cases. In 2007, the state reported 30 syphilis cases, and in 2015, the state had 537 cases. A similar situation is observed regarding gonorrhea incidence as the number of cases has risen from 1,400 in 2006 to 3,200 in 2015. A majority of STDs reported in Oregon in 2018-2019 were among people aged 15-24, indicating that young people are at a higher risk of contracting STDs.

In Oregon state, chlamydia cases have been rising steadily. In 2007, the state had 9,869 cases, whereas, in 2016, the total number of diagnoses was 17,600. Hence, chlamydia was dubbed Oregon's most common STD.

Between 2006 and 2016, females accounted for 93,200 of all cases, while males reported 42,000 out of all cases reported in the state.

Gonorrhea is the 2nd most widely prevalent STD in Oregon, and the number of cases has tripled in the past ten years, from 1,70 in 2010 to 4,360 in 2020. What's even worse is that the bacteria have mutated and become treatment-resistant. Around half of the specimens tested in the state for antibiotic resistance were found to be immune to the best go-to medication to treat gonorrhea, ciprofloxacin. Public health officials are concerned that gonorrhea may not even be treatable in the near future. Gender-wide, males accounted for 60% of all cases in the past ten years, whereas females recorded 40% gonorrhea diagnoses.

In Oregon state, syphilis cases have increased dramatically. The state reported 26 cases in 2007, while in 2020, there were 570 cases. Most syphilis cases were diagnosed in males, particularly men who have sex with men (MSM).

Age, Gender, and Ethnic Disparities

STDs do not have any gender bias and infect males and females both. However, as mentioned above, in Oregon state, females have reported a higher number of STDs cases, particularly in chlamydia and gonorrhea. On the other hand, syphilis is more common among males.

Between 2007 and 2016, 14764 chlamydia cases were reported among 20-24-year-old males, and 38,545 cases were reported among 20-24-year-old females. The 25-34 age group reported 1,459 chlamydia cases among males and 21,829 cases among females. Hence, these two were the most affected age groups regarding chlamydia. Whites accounted for 71,771 cases, Black 7,780 cases, Native American/Alaska Native reported 2,402 cases, Asian, Pacific Islander had 2,837 cases, and Hispanic had 19,588 of all cases. Whites, as evident, reported 53% of all cases, followed by Hispanics with over 14% of cases, and Blacks accounted for 5.8% of all cases.

Regarding gonorrhea, 25-34-year-old males reported more cases with 4772, whereas females from the same age group reported 2,478 cases overall. The second most impacted age group was 20-24 years old as it reported 2451 gonorrhea cases among males and 2210 cases among females. The third highly impacted group was 35-44 years old. The males reported 2421 cases, and females reported 879 overall cases. The infection rate was highest among whites with 11,747 cases or 61% of all reported cases, followed by Hispanics with 2187 cases and blacks with 2487 cases.

An alarming shift noted by Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is the dramatic spike in congenital syphilis cases. In 2013, the OHA reported zero cases of congenital syphilis, whereas, in 2020, the state recorded 19 cases. In 2019, the state had the 11th highest rate of congenital syphilis cases, with 43 cases per 100,000 live births.

The rate of early syphilis, which includes primary/secondary syphilis and early non-primary and early non-secondary, has also increased. Reportedly, a staggering 900% rise is noted among pregnant females reporting syphilis at birth. The situation wasn't as drastic in 2013 when just one case was identified per 100,000 population, and in 2020, 10 cases per 100,000 people were reported. The rate of syphilis among pregnant females has increased as well, with 18 cases/100,000 live births in 2013 to over 129/100,000 live births in 2020.

Between 2014 and 2020, out of the 248 pregnant females infected with syphilis, at least 28% or 69 of them had an infant with congenital syphilis. The proportion of pregnant females delivering an infant with congenital syphilis in 2014 was 2 out of 15 or 13%, whereas in 2020, this was increased to 19 out of 54 or 35%. During the same period, 18-44-year-old females reported the highest number of cases, with the median age being 27 years. 80% of these cases were detected in five counties, namely Multnomah with 36%, Marion with 14%, Jackson with 13%, Lane with 9%, and Washington with 7% of all reported cases.

Government Initiatives

The Oregon Heal Authority's STD Program works with local community medical services providers and health departments to identify and treat STIs/STDs. Through this program, newly infected contacts of infected individuals are identified, examined, and treated. Moreover, based on individual risk factors and disease prevalence, people are screened for STDs at different intervals. The STD Program of Oregon also offers technical assistance, subsidized lab testing facilities, clinical consultation, STD medications, and public health surveillance data evaluation to help the department achieve its STD-related goals.

The Oregon Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan 2017 – 2021 was devised as a joint effort to engage people at higher risk of HIV, including those with STDs, as they are highly vulnerable to developing HIV/AIDS. Moreover, the prevention and care plan aims to set forth the state's commitment to efficiency, collaboration, and innovation to ensure a coordinated response to the HIV/STD epidemic.

It collaborated with people living with HIV, community stakeholders, and service delivery providers to establish the blueprint for achieving HIV/STD prevention, care, and treatment goals. Through the Oregon Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan, new partnerships, methods and venues are provided to culturally competent testing and education opportunities to targeted populations, including partners of people living with HIV, MSM, and communities of color, particularly African Americans, Latinos, and American Indians/Alaska Natives.

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1

Order your STD test

Visit your nearest lab or clinic, order your home testing kit online, and follow the given instructions from an STD testing provider.

2

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After ordering your STD test, visit the testing center to get tested or take a self sample including urine, cotton swab, or finger prick with the home testing kit and mail it back.

3

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Receive the lab-certified results of your STD test from your test provider via mail or phone within 2 to 3 days. If the test comes positive, consult your doctor immediately.

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