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3251 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA 941323251 20th Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.67(55 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, SF Stonestown - 3251 20th Ave
It was great. Friendly, and knowledgeable provider.

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1600 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941021600 Market St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.8(2.8k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Market Street - 1600 Market St, San Francisco

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2895 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 941312895 Diamond St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.9(5.6k reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Glen Park - 2895 Diamond St, San Francisco
Melanie went out of her way to accommodate my husband and me when we came in to get Covid tests. Due to our unforeseen scheduling error, we didn't have an appointment at that time, but she said we could wait in case she could fit us in between patients, even though they were fully booked. She was able to complete our tests quickly and courteously. We were extremely pleased with the care we received. Thanks, Melanie!

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199 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127199 W Portal Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.8(6.1k reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, West Portal - 199 W Portal Ave, San Francisco
clean and nicely decorated. the staff is super friendly and helpful. i honestly wouldn’t go anywhere else

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1390 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941021390 Market St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.36(25 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, SF Civic Center - 1390 Market St
Always far exceeds expectations.

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1998 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941021998 Market St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.18(40 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Castro - 1998 Market St
Dr Fitzpatrick was thoughtful and attentive and did what tests she could. Her diagnosis of pneumonia was not confirmed by the staff at CPMC, however. It seems I have some sort of infection, maybe more than one—perhaps bronchitis for one. The high pulse rate was due to dehydration. BTW the X-ray copy I took to the hospital was incompatible with its system. Nonetheless I appreciate the care I was given at Carbon.

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2131 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 941222131 Irving St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.42(38 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Irving St. - 2131 Irving St
This was probably best urgent care I have ever been to.

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2288 Market St, San Francisco, CA 941142288 Market St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.3(209 reviews)
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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Castro - 2288 Market St, San Francisco

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170 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133170 Columbus Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.31(13 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, North Beach - 170 Columbus Ave, San Francisco
Second time here, service is excellent and I’ll be back again!

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930 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117930 Cole St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.4(57 reviews)
Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Cole Valley - 930 Cole St, San Francisco

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2395 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 941232395 Lombard St
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.0(80 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Lombard - 2395 Lombard St, San Francisco

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325 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015325 Gellert Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.8(8.3k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Daly City - 325 Gellert Blvd, Daly City

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1310 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 940661310 El Camino Real
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.9(8.1k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, San Bruno - 1310 El Camino Real, San Bruno

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411 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610411 Grand Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.33(60 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Oakland - 411 Grand Ave
Nurse Wing was phenomenal. Knowledgeable, considerate and compassionate. Support staff excellent as well.

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3900 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 946113900 Piedmont Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.9(8.7k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Piedmont Ave - 3900 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

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750 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941750 Redwood Hwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.8(13k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Dignity Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Mill Valley - 750 Redwood Hwy

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1080 Monroe St, Albany, CA 947061080 Monroe St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.7(88 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Albany - 1080 Monroe St
I couldn’t ask for better care than I received.

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2671 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA 945012671 Blanding Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.63(46 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Alameda, Bridgeside Center - 2671 Blanding Ave
Wait time was good, got in at 1:40pm for my 1:30pm appointment. Staff was friendly and explained things to me. I did kind of get the impression that they were tired of me because I was trying to ask clarifying questions to make sure that later on I will not be thinking about the questions I was afraid to ask :P. It’s very easy for me to just accept what I’m told, and not ask anything, but I’m trying to learn to advocate for myself because it seems like that’s what is needed in healthcare. But I could tell they were definitely getting tired of me asking my dumb questions and just repeating answers they already gave because I was obviously didn’t hear it the first time. I probably need to work on my communication skills because I don’t feel like either of us felt like we were getting through to the other person. It felt like we both felt like we knew what the other person was saying and that they just weren’t willing to hear it.

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2920 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 947052920 Telegraph Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
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4.17(63 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Berkeley - 2920 Telegraph Ave
First time here. Clinician had a clear plan for aleviating my issue.

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101 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925101 Casa Buena Dr
Open until 5:45 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Fri 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SunClosed
  • Jul 4Closed
4.56(756 reviews)
Medical Center of Marin, Corte Madera - 101 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera
Wonderful experience. In and out quickly. Dr. was knowledgeable and helpful.

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Getting Tested for STDs in San Francisco, CA

Who should get tested for STDs?

Every sexually active individual should consider getting tested for STDs, but it is especially important for those who have multiple sexual partners, engage in unprotected sex, or use intravenous drugs. According to the CDC, sexually active women under 25, men who have sex with men, and individuals with HIV should get tested annually. Pregnant women should also get tested to prevent passing infections to their babies.

Importance of getting tested

Getting tested for STDs is crucial for maintaining good sexual health. Many STDs may not show symptoms but can cause long-term health problems if left untreated, such as infertility and increased risk of certain types of cancer. Early detection and treatment can prevent these complications. Regular testing also helps to prevent the spread of STDs to others.

Std testing options in San Francisco, CA:

Urgent care and walk-in clinics

Urgent care and walk-in clinics are a convenient option for STD testing in San Francisco. These facilities often offer same-day appointments and extended hours. Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care and Carbon Health are two highly rated clinics in San Francisco where you can book same-day and next-day testing appointments through Solv’s website and mobile app.

Primary care providers

Primary care providers can also conduct STD testing. They can provide comprehensive care, including prevention, testing, treatment, and follow-up.

Free STD testing and community health centers

San Francisco has several community health centers that offer free or low-cost STD testing. These centers are a great resource for those without insurance or those who cannot afford testing otherwise.

At-home testing

At-home testing kits are another option for STD testing. These kits can be ordered online, used in the privacy of your own home, and then sent back to a lab for analysis. Results are typically available within a few days.

Prevalence of STDs in San Francisco

San Francisco has one of the highest rates of STDs in the country. According to the CDC, in 2019, San Francisco County reported over 30,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The rate of these STDs in San Francisco is higher than in nearby counties such as San Mateo County and Amador County, and significantly higher than the national average.

Risk factors related to STDs in San Francisco

Several factors contribute to the high prevalence of STDs in San Francisco. These include a high rate of unprotected sex, multiple sexual partners, substance abuse, and lack of regular testing. Additionally, certain populations, such as men who have sex with men and individuals with low socioeconomic status, are disproportionately affected by STDs.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2020: Tables (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/reports/hiv-surveillance/vol-33/content/tables.html
  2. Sexually Transmitted Diseases — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases*, United States, 1941–2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/1.htm
  3. Chlamydia — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/2.htm
  4. Gonorrhea — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/7.htm
  5. Primary and Secondary Syphilis — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/13.html
  6. Atlas Plus (CDC) https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/nchhstpatlas/tables.html
  7. County Health Rankings https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/explore-health-rankings/rankings-data-documentation

STD Testing FAQs

  • Where should I get an STD test in San Francisco?

    In a doctor's office, a health clinic, or an urgent care center, you can get an STD test. If you're experiencing symptoms, it's best to visit a doctor's office, where they can also treat you or issue you a prescription. While some San Francisco clinics and urgent care centers allow walk-in appointments, it's advisable to make an appointment ahead of time to prevent excessive waits.

  • How long does it take to get STD test results?

    Various testing are required for various STDs. Depending on the type of STD test you took, you may receive your results in two to ten days. Some outcomes may be immediately available. Your doctor may be able to diagnose an STD through a physical examination. In some cases, your doctor's office may only contact you if your test results are positive.

  • How much does an STD test cost in San Francisco?

    The cost of STD testing is governed by several factors, including where you are tested, the type of test you need, and if you have health insurance. Some San Francisco clinics may offer free testing or testing on a sliding scale based on your income. Because of the cost, don't put off obtaining an STD test. With your doctor's office, discuss the cost and payment choices. Delaying STD treatment may have catastrophic implications.

  • Does insurance cover STD testing in San Francisco?

    The cost of STD testing is governed by a number of factors, including the location of the test, the type of test required, and whether or not you have health insurance. Some clinics may provide free or sliding-scale testing, depending on your income. Don't let the expense of an STD test deter you from getting one. With your doctor's office, discuss the price and payment choices. Delaying STD treatment could have catastrophic ramifications.

  • How do they test for STDs in San Francisco?

    There are around 20 different forms of STDs, each with its own set of diagnostic tests. No single test exists that can detect all types of STDs. Your doctor can help you figure out which tests you'll need. In STD testing, a blood sample or a urine sample may be used. Your doctor may also take a swab from the inside of your cheek, your vaginal area, or another potentially infected place.

  • What STDs can be detected by a blood test?

    Blood tests are used to diagnose hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes, HIV, and syphilis. In a laboratory, a technician examines a blood sample for antibodies that the body has produced in reaction to disease. The virus's DNA can also be detected by several blood tests. Remember that if you've recently been exposed to an STD and your body hasn't yet produced antibodies, you could test negative even if you have the disease.

  • Can I get a same-day appointment for STD testing in San Francisco?

    Many San Francisco, CA urgent care providers offer same-day and next-day appointments, which you may book through Solv. To make healthcare more accessible to everyone, we collaborate with thousands of top-rated local providers. Our physician partners understand that waiting days, if not weeks, for an appointment isn't always the best option, and they share our commitment to simple, accessible health care.

  • How can I book an STD test on Solv?

    To find a healthcare practitioner in your area, simply enter your location and search for "STD test" on our website. A list of providers and available appointments can be found on the following page. Choose the most convenient time and location for you. Make it clear that you've come for STD testing.

  • How long does an STD test take in San Francisco?

    If you have a specific STD, inform your doctor so that the necessary test can be scheduled. Otherwise, they'll help you figure out which tests you'll need. The nurse or doctor simply needs a few minutes to get a blood sample, a urine sample, or a swab from the probable infection site.

  • Can I test myself for STDs at home?

    Although there are several STD home tests available, not all of them are accurate. The accuracy of any STD test is determined by the quality of the sample taken. For home STD kits, a blood sample, a urine sample, or both are frequently required. Because doctors and nurses have more experience collecting samples, traditional in-office STD testing is the most accurate.

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