What to Expect at my STD appointment?

When considering making an STD appointment at Pathway Health Clinic, it can be a little nerve-wracking if you don’t know what to expect.  Many are concerned about visiting a center that will judge them for their choices or appearance, or that their personal beliefs or privacy will not be respected.  At Pathway Health Clinic, we take your confidentiality and privacy to heart 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 from our Clinic Director, Kaleigh Bryant, RN, and then call 760-945-4673 to schedule yours today.

I think I have an STD. What should I do?

·         PHC offers low to no cost STD testing and treatment.

·         Call us at 760-945-4673 to make an appointment.

·         Everything is confidential at PHC.

What can I expect at an STD testing appointment?

·         First, you will meet with a staff member to go over intake information.

·         Next, you will meet with one of the nurses to discuss any concerns or ask any questions you may have.

·         The nurse will perform a free pregnancy on all female patients.

·         The nurse will help determine the STD tests that are recommended for you.

·         You will make an appointment to receive your results in person one week from the date of testing.

·         The nurse will administer treatment if needed.

What to do if I am pregnant and think I have an STD?

·         Contact PHC and express your concerns.

·         The nurse will meet with you and go over any questions or concerns.

·         After the free pregnancy test is completed, the nurse will perform any STD testing that you agree to.

·         A results appointment will be made and you will come back to the clinic in one week to receive your results and treatment if needed.

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

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.

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.

STD TESTING

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.

CONSULTATION & EDUCATION 

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.

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY

 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.