STD Testing

Functions


We maintain an aggressive sexually transmitted disease (STD) program designed to:
  • Assure that all cases have been treated correctly
  • Break the chain of infection by locating and notifying contacts of known infections
  • Educate the public on risk factors and prevention methods
  • Identify cases of sexually transmitted disease
In 2014, the nursing staff made 4,978 client contacts including: 2,721 office visits and 2,247 express testing visits. Additionally, the staff reviewed and followed up on test results and administered 1,345 treatments based on those results.

Express Testing

In 2010, the STD Express Testing Clinic was established. Express testing is available for individuals who want routine gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, trichomoniasis or HIV testing and are not experiencing symptoms.

Testing

If left untreated, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause serious complications. The Health Department's in-house clinic provides confidential testing and treatment for STDs and confidential / anonymous HIV testing at no cost to the client. Testing is available at the Harold K. Bengsch Building, which is located at:
227 E. Chestnut Expy.
Springfield MO 65802

Vaccinations

We offer vaccines for HPV and Hepatitis A/B for clients 18 and over, at no cost.

STD Clinic Hours

The health department's STD Clinic is a walk-in clinic and no appointment is necessary for testing. Follow-up appointment may be necessary to inform clients of results or administer treatments. Hours are subject to change without notice. The clinic is closed on all holidays observed by the City of Springfield. View tests provided / not provided to see available testing at the clinic.

Walk-In Express Testing: Monday Through Friday
Lobby doors open at 7:30 am. Registration begins at 8:00 am and continues until the clinic is full for that day.
8:00 am - 3:45 pm
Results: Monday Through Friday 
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

STD Nurse Walk-In Clinic: Monday Through Friday
Nurses will see patients if symptoms are present.
8:00 am - 3:45 pm
Treatment: Monday Through Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

STD Links and Information