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1817 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 502081817 1st Ave E
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5.0(1 reviews)
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11319 NW Aurora Ave., Urbandale, IA 5032211319 NW Aurora Ave.
Open12:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.15(590 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 11319 NW Aurora Ave.
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411 Laurel St, Des Moines, IA 50314411 Laurel St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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400 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309400 E Court Ave
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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2100 Dixon St, Des Moines, IA 503162100 Dixon St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Concentra Urgent Care, Dixon - 2100 Dixon St, Des Moines
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1801 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 503141801 Hickman Rd
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 - 3:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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1530 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 503131530 E Euclid Ave
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3425 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 503123425 Ingersoll Ave
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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4343 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 503104343 Merle Hay Rd
1.36(6 reviews)
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4020 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 503104020 Merle Hay Rd
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 - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5.0(1 reviews)
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UnityPoint Clinic, Merle Hay - 4020 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines
The staff has gone above and beyond to help us with testing needed to determine if infection or other medical issues are present. Phones calls to follow up and ensure we have the information is greatly appreciated and assures communication is thorough. Thank you!
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6601 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 503136601 SW 9th St
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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7481 US-69, Des Moines, IA 503207481 US-69
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
3.67(3 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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UnityPoint Clinic, Southglen - 7481 US-69, Des Moines
This is an excellent clinic. The Doctors in the clinic and Urgent care are great. Very helpful and caring.
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5900 E University Ave, Pleasant Hill, IA 503275900 E University Ave
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.0(2 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Love Dr Strang and his staff
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2720 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 500092720 8th St SW
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care, Altoona - 2720 8th St SW, Altoona
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1410 SW Tradition Dr, Ankeny, IA 500231410 SW Tradition Dr
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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2515 SW State St, Ankeny, IA 500232515 SW State St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • SunClosed
UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine, Ankeny Prairie Trail - 2515 SW State St, Ankeny
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1300 37th St, West Des Moines, IA 502661300 37th St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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1601 NW 114th St, Clive, IA 503251601 NW 114th St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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1601 NW 114th St, Clive, IA 503251601 NW 114th St
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1.0(5 reviews)
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11208 NW Aurora Ave., Urbandale, IA 5032211208 NW Aurora Ave.
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 11208 NW Aurora Ave.
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555 S 51st St, West Des Moines, IA 50265555 S 51st St
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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800 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021800 E 1st St
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
5.0(1 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

I was having heart palpitations, so went to Urgent Care. I didn't wait long before I was seen. The nurse did an EKG and then summoned the Dr. who discussed what was going on and what I might do. All involved were very professional and helpful.
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5950 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 502665950 University Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
2.8(10 reviews)
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6000 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 502666000 University Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care, Lakeview - 6000 University Ave, West Des Moines
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3625 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 500233625 N Ankeny Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care, Ankeny Medical Park - 3625 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny
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307 E Scenic Valley Ave, Indianola, IA 50125307 E Scenic Valley Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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300 W Hutchings St, Winterset, IA 50273300 W Hutchings St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunUnknown
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4803 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 500144803 Lincoln Way
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1018 Duff Ave, Ames, IA 500101018 Duff Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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3815 Stange Rd, Ames, IA 500103815 Stange Rd
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
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Getting Tested for STDs in Des Moines, IA

Who should get tested for STDs?

Everyone who is sexually active should consider getting tested for STDs, especially if they have multiple partners or are not consistently using protection. This includes both men and women, regardless of sexual orientation or practices. Regular testing is important even if you're not experiencing symptoms, as some STDs can be asymptomatic but still harmful if left untreated. According to the CDC, certain groups may be at higher risk and should be tested more frequently, such as sexually active gay and bisexual men, and individuals with HIV.

Importance of getting tested

Getting tested for STDs is crucial for maintaining your health and the health of your partners. Many STDs can cause serious health issues if left untreated, including infertility, organ damage, and increased risk of certain types of cancer. Regular testing allows for early detection and treatment, reducing these risks. It also helps prevent the spread of STDs to others. According to the CDC, many STDs can be easily treated and cured if detected early.

STD testing options in Des Moines, IA:

Urgent care and walk-in clinics

Urgent care and walk-in clinics are good options for STD testing in Des Moines. These facilities often offer same-day appointments, which can be booked through Solv’s website and mobile app. An example of a nearby urgent care center is the Mercy Quick Care Clinic located at 4343 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310.

Primary care providers

Primary care providers are also an excellent resource for STD testing. They can provide comprehensive care, including testing, treatment, and follow-up. If you have a primary care provider in Des Moines, consider reaching out to them to discuss your testing options.

Free STD testing and community health centers

There are also free STD testing options and community health centers in Des Moines. These facilities provide testing services to those who may not have insurance or who cannot afford the cost of testing.

At-home testing

At-home testing is another option for those who prefer privacy or cannot make it to a clinic. These tests can be ordered online, done at home, and sent back to a lab for analysis. Results are usually available within a few days.

Prevalence of STDs in Des Moines

Des Moines, located in Polk County, has seen an increase in STD rates over the past few years, mirroring a national trend. According to the CDC, the most common STDs in the area are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The rates of these STDs in Des Moines are higher than in nearby counties such as Fulton County and Johnson County.

Risk factors related to STDs in Des Moines

Several factors contribute to the high STD rates in Des Moines. These include a lack of comprehensive sex education, limited access to healthcare, and social stigma associated with STD testing. Additionally, certain populations, such as young adults and men who have sex with men, are disproportionately affected by STDs. It's important for residents of Des Moines and surrounding areas, including Pleasant Hill, Windsor Heights, West Des Moines, Urbandale, and Johnston, to be aware of these risk factors and take proactive steps to protect their health.

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 Des Moines?

    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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines?

    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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines?

    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 Des Moines?

    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 Des Moines?

    Many Des Moines, IA 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 Des Moines?

    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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