Have you ever been tested for Sexually Transmitted Infections? Are you worried you may have an STI or STD? You don’t have symptoms but you want to be sure.
First Care Clinic’s medical professionals can provide consultation and screening, free of charge, for:
A medical professional will also determine if the following testing is indicated:
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Pap Smear*
Annual screening for STIs/STDs is recommended for all sexually active women 25 yrs and under and for women older than 25 who have a new sexual partner or multiple sexual partners.
*A woman should have her first screening Pap smear at age 21 unless she has had a previous abnormal Pap smear. Following that, if results are normal, she should have a Pap every three years in her twenties, according to current recommendations. Women 30 years and older should have a Pap every five years if previous Paps have been normal. If any abnormal results have been found, recommendations for more frequent Pap smears will be given by the healthcare provider.
The HPV vaccine is recommended for 11 & 12 year old girls and also girls/women between ages 13-26 who have not been vaccinated or completed the series. It helps prevent the types of genital HPV that cause most cases of cervical cancer and genital warts. We can let you know where to get this vaccine if you have not already had it.
First Care Clinic offers testing and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections for women, free of charge. We do not offer general medical or emergency services. If you have severe pain in your belly, abnormal bleeding, a fever or any life threatening emergency please go to your nearest emergency room.