What to expect at a Pathway Health Clinic STD Appointment

Possible exposure to an STD can be a scary feeling. Making an appointment to be tested can be nerve wracking, especially if you don’t know what to expect at the appointment. Many are concerned about visiting a clinic that will judge them for their choices, or that their personal beliefs or privacy will not be respected.  At Pathway Health Clinic, we take your confidentiality and privacy seriously and want to give you a look at what an appointment with our staff looks like so you can know what to expect.  Keep reading to learn about each aspect of the appointment and then call 760-945-4673 to schedule yours today.


PHC tests are simple, quick, and confidential to ensure your comfort and peace of mind.

We currently provide low to no cost STD testing including chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and HIV. We can provide testing for both males and females; each needs an appointment. 

We do not provide HPV testing, but can provide referrals for HPV testing.

Testing for each STI/STD is as follows:

  • Chlamydia – Urine test and Swab (females only)
  • Gonorrhea – Urine test and Swab (females only)
  • Herpes – Blood test
  • Syphilis – Blood test
  • Hepatitis B – Blood test
  • Hepatitis C – Blood test
  • Bacterial Vaginosis – Swab
  • Trichomoniasis – Urine test
  • HIV – Blood test 
  • HPV – Pap smear – Pathway Health Clinic does not provide HPV testing, but can provide testing referrals.


At Pathway Health Clinic, we have registered nurses on staff and advocates to provide our patients with more in-depth information and resources, confidential consultations with a Pathway Health Clinic medical professional, and referrals when your need extends beyond the scope of our services.


 At Pathway Healthcare Clinic in Vista, California, we offer you a safe place to receive an STD Test by one of our medical professionals. When you are here your privacy is protected and everything you share with us is completely confidential. Our staff will accommodate your specific needs for privacy and communication from the moment you contact us. We will never call, text, or email you without your consent.

Call (760)945-4673  or schedule an appointment online today. We offer services in English.

Pathway Health Clinic will continue to monitor and refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our local public health agency to determine the safest course of action for our staff and patients.

Is Pathway Health Clinic right for you?

  • You’re pregnant and simply don’t want to be. 

If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and looking for options in Vista, CA, there are definitely some steps you want to take to ensure you have the best plan for you. At Pathway Health Clinic we can help discuss your options in a safe environment.

  • You don’t want anything to show up on your insurance statement about your pregnancy.  

Many women ask, “Will abortion show up on my insurance?” They’re worried about something showing up in the mail that might tip their parents off to their unplanned pregnancy. Because all of our services are free, you’ll never have to worry about insurance even knowing you came to see us. 

  • You need a private place in Vista to discuss the abortion pill without any pressure or bias. 

We can talk through those details with you at your appointment with our licensed medical staff so you can know exactly what you can expect in the days that lead up to and following taking the abortion pill.  

If you have additional questions about your options, we encourage you to explore the “Options Education” tab on our website or call us to make an appointment to discuss your options. At Pathway Health Clinic, we have Advocates and Licensed Medical Professionals who can help you explore all of your options in a safe, confidential, judgment-free way.

To make an appointment, call us at 760-945-4673. If you are in a crisis, you can text our 24/7 crisis text line at 760-208-8811 and an advocate will respond. We are here to help.