Student Health Services
Sexually transmitted infections (STI's) are infections that are passed from one person to another during sexual contact. If you are sexually active, it is important to get tested regularly, since many STI's have no symptoms. Getting tested allows you to get any treatments you may need.
When to Test?
Definitely get tested If you have symptoms of an STI: sores, warts, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with urination or a partner with symptoms.
Testing recommendations vary depending on risk factors:Check this site for specific recommendations.
STI Testing at Student Health Services
WCU students can receive STI testing can be done at the Health Center at Student Health Services. Most testing is done either free or at a low cost. Students also have the choice to use their insurance for lab work.
Women should schedule their appointment when not menstruating. Men should not urinate for several hours before their testing.
Some people think that when they come in for testing they are being tested for "everything." Some STI tests requires drawing blood or another type of test. Ask your health care provider about the types of tests being performed.
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania offers STI testing with fees on a sliding scale.
Chester County Department of Health offers free, confidential STI testing without an appointment.
To schedule an appointment for STI testing please call 610-436-2509.