Wondering if you should get a free STI test? Here are three reasons to schedule an appointment today!
- Free means no cost to you
- STI testing is a great way to take control of your health and wellness
- By getting tested, you protect yourself and others
What Is an STI?
A sexually transmitted disease (STI) is an infection that can spread during sexual activity. . STIs are sometimes referred to as STDs, which stands for sexually transmitted disease . . Unfortunately, many people don’t realize they have a STI because it can go unnoticed for long periods.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases states, “…STDs can cause long-term health problems, particularly in women and infants. Some of the health complications that arise from STIs include pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, tubal or ectopic pregnancy, cervical cancer, and infections in infants born to infected mothers.”
Why Should I Get Tested?
As previously stated, testing is a good idea for three reasons.
There is no charge at First Care Clinic, so it will not cost you anything.
No insurance is needed. . Our STI testing service will provide peace of mind without any necessary payment.
Taking control of your health and wellness is essential.
By getting tested, it will help you to stay healthy. Since STIs can go undetected, you may not know you have one unless you get tested. Getting tested helps ensure you can protect your wellness before long-term effects take place. Some STIs can cause life-threatening symptoms that cannot be treated.. Receiving immediate medical attention is sometimes needed..
Regular STD testing ensures you protect others.
Testing not only helps protect you and your partner’s health, but also any future children as well. Infants are at risk of being infected by an STI if their mother has one.. Regular STI testing will help protect your partner, or future family!
What Are My Resources?
Here at First Care Clinic, we offer free, confidential STI testing for women. We encourage you to contact us today to make your appointment and gain the peace of mind you deserve.