Do you think you need to get screened for a STI?
EPS provides cost-free services for sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STIs/STDs) to women, and you do not need to be pregnant to access these services.
It is important to get screened if you are sexually active or think you have been exposed to a STI. It is especially vital to get screened if you think you may be pregnant or if you already have a confirmed pregnancy. Thankfully, you can trust EPS to help you through your concerns about STIs. We test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Continue reading to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment now.
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ABOUT OUR STI SERVICES
EPS screens and treats women for chlamydia and gonorrhea, which are two of the most reported bacterial infections among adults. Our services are 100 percent cost free. There are no hidden fees and you do not need insurance. If a woman tests positive for a STI at EPS, her male partner can also receive a STI screening and get treated at no cost. We refer all other men requesting STI services to other community clinics that provide the same services.
HOW TO KNOW IF YOU SHOULD GET TESTED
You should get tested for a STI/STD if you have had a new partner or multiple sex partners, per CDC recommendations. There are four types of sex that can put you at risk for contracting a STI. The four types of sex include mutual masturbation, oral sex, vaginal sex, and anal sex. Many infections are passed between partners even with no symptoms present. Condoms do not provide 100 percent protection even if used consistently and correctly each time. However, condoms can reduce your risk of getting pregnant or contracting a STI/STD.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET SCREENED
The United States reached an all-time high of combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis in 2018, according to an October 2019 news release* from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A STI increases your risk of acquiring another STI and causes serious medical complications if left undetected and untreated. Prolonged STI infection could produce difficult health outcomes such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, increase HIV risk as well as other medical conditions.
The good news? The infections associated with the STD epidemic are all preventable and you can reduce your risk of contracting a STI. How? Get screened for a STI after being sexually active. Early identification and treatment are keys to the prevention and management of these outcomes. So make an appointment today and get your free screening.
STIs & ABORTION
You have a lot to consider when it comes to your decisions regarding your pregnancy and health. And this is especially true when it comes to making the choice of abortion. Surgical and medical abortions are invasive procedures. If you are potentially positive for a STI/STD and you do not get treated before a surgical abortion, you risk the possibility of the infection traveling through your cervix during the procedure, which can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). Thankfully, you can lessen your concerns about getting PID and get screened for STIs at EPS. Our nursing team provides support services at no cost and so you do not need to worry about any hidden fees.
GET HELP NOW
Our confidential STI services are free to you, and you can get tested whether you are pregnant or not. Receive compassionate, professional care at two of our Nebraska locations – EPS Maple Village (3029 N 93rd Street) and EPS Bellevue (908 W Mission Ave). Contact our helpline today to access our free screening and treatment services. A nurse is available to listen to your concerns and to help you. Schedule your appointment by clicking on the button below. You can also call our helpline – 402.554.1000 – or text to 402.669.5563.
Everything is free which would make you think that office wouldn’t look nice, have friendly staff, you would be rushed, it would be a long wait, or be overcrowded. But it wasn’t. I’m happy I came here and I’m very thankful for the information and services I was given.