STDs

Primary Care Walk-in Medical Clinic

Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic located in Gilbert, AZ & Fountain Hills, AZ

Medical experts estimate that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect about one in two sexually active teens and young adults under the age of 25. Because the prevalence of STDs is on the rise, routine screening at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic is essential. If you need any type of STD screening, you can walk into either of the practice locations in Gilbert or Fountain Hills, Arizona. You can also book an STD screening online or over the phone.

STDs

What are the symptoms of STDs?  

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), don’t always cause symptoms, which can make them particularly dangerous (you can unknowingly spread them to your partner). But in many cases, STDs can lead to:

  • Sores, blisters, or bumps on your inner thighs, buttocks, or genitals
  • Flu-like symptoms, such as lethargy and swollen glands
  • Abnormal discharge from your vagina or penis
  • Burning while urinating
  • Excessive urination 

STDs are a serious health concern. Not only are they easily transmittable and often lead to uncomfortable symptoms, but they can also cause infertility. In a given year, as many as 24,000 women can become infertile due to undiagnosed STDs. 

Do I need to be screened for STDs?

Yes! Routine STD screening is essential for all sexually active adolescents and adults. Depending on your sexual orientation, sexual health, and any current symptoms you may have, your caring physician at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic may recommend any of the following STD screenings:

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia 
  • Syphilis 

If you’re showing visible signs of genital warts, you may also need certain tests to determine the best course of treatment for your infection. 

In general, the compassionate physicians at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic recommend annual STD screenings. You may need more frequent STD tests if you have multiple sexual partners, or if you’re a sexually active gay or bisexual man. It’s also important for pregnant women to get screened for STDs since infections can spread to your baby. 

Can I get treatment for STDs?

Absolutely. The skilled practitioners at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic perform comprehensive testing to get to the root of your STD, so they can talk with you about treatment options and future prevention. 

Depending on your diagnosis, your STD treatment may include either antibiotics or antiviral drugs. After completing your STD medications, your physician at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic is likely going to want to retest you, just to ensure your treatment was effective.

You can receive comprehensive STD testing at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic. Book your STD evaluation directly online, or call either clinic to speak with a team member.