FAQs for STI testing in Allegheny County
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Who is eligible for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing with Allegheny County?

You can get a free at-home STI test kit if you are between the ages of 18 and 24, live in Allegheny County, and have not been tested in the past 3 months.

If you are having symptoms of chlamydia or gonorrhea or if you are pregnant, please talk to a healthcare provider. If you think that you may have been exposed recently, consider waiting 7-21 days since exposure, as tests may not accurately detect the infection.

For urgent care in Allegheny County, please visit:

Allegheny County Public Health Clinic

1908 Wylie Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15219

(412) 578-8081

Who will see someone’s results and data?

Test results will only be shared as permitted or required by law. The Allegheny County Health Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Health will receive test results for public health purposes. The sample itself also may be analyzed for public health purposes. De-identified specimens and data may be used by Color and Color partners as described in Color’s Privacy Policy.

The healthcare provider who ordered your test and Color will also have access to test results. If you have a positive test result, a nurse or other healthcare provider from Allegheny County Health Department will call you to discuss treatment. You may also receive a call from a Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) to discuss sexual partners who might have been exposed. Partner Services is a voluntary, free, and confidential service to locate partners.

If you have a positive test result and cannot be reached by phone, you may receive a letter to the address you provided asking you to call the Allegheny County Health Department Public Health Clinic.

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