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STD Testing

Sexually Transmitted Diseases & HIV Testing

The Osage County Health Department offers sexually transmitted infections assessment, education and prevention information to those clients presenting with concerns. The Health Department will also provide education sessions related to sexually transmitted infections as requested to community organizations, businesses, schools, religious and governmental agencies serving the residents of Osage County.  

What are the symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Infections?

There are a variety of symptoms that may a person may experience from a sexually transmitted infection. These include, but are not limited to: discharge from the genitals, abdominal or groin pain, burning or painful urination, sores, bumps or blisters in the genital region. It is important to remember that many people with sexually transmitted infections may not have any symptoms at all.  

What are the consequences of contracting a Sexually Transmitted Infections?

Sexually transmitted diseases can be damaging to your health. Some sexually transmitted infections can increase a woman’s risk for infertility. The virus that causes genital warts (HPV) can lead to cervical cancer in women, penile cancer in men, and anal and esophageal cancer in both men and women.

How can I protect myself from Sexually Transmitted Infections?

Abstinence, or not having sex (oral, vaginal, anal), is the only way to truly protect yourself and your partner from sexually transmitted infections. “Safer sex” is to use a barrier when having sex, such as a latex condom.

How much will the visit cost?

The fee for STD testing is $15.00.  Additional charges may apply for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Herpes testing.  

For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact OCHD at
573-897-2139 ext. 312.