How do I prepare for my visit?

To reduce your wait, you may complete the online registration process by clicking here to download registration forms. Simply fill out the forms and bring them with you to your appointment. You will also need a photo ID and should not use the restroom within an hour of your visit, to ensure the most accurate test results. If you have Medicaid and would like any lab fees billed to them, please make sure you bring your Medicaid card with you to your appointment.

How long will my
appointment take?

Most STI appointments take an hour while pregnancy test appointments may take up to an hour, and a half.

Should I get tested for STIs?

The Centers for Disease Control recommend STI/STD testing any time you have had new or multiple sex partners. There are four types of sex that can put you at risk for contracting an STI: mutual masturbation, oral sex, vaginal sex and anal sex. Many infections may not cause symptoms, but can still be passed between partners.  Remember that while condoms may reduce the risk of getting pregnant or contracting some STI/STDs, even if used consistently and correctly each and every time, they cannot provide 100% protection.

What’s the difference between STI and an STD?

Medically, infections are called diseases when they begin to cause symptoms, which is why many people use both STI and STD when discussing sexual health. However, it is common for people to use the term STD when there are no signs of the infection.

Aren’t I tested for STIs during my yearly check-up?

While the services performed in a yearly check-up varies by physician, most physicians will not screen for STIs unless requested to do so. Please ask your physician for more information about what testing they routinely offer during your appointment. Also remember that the Centers for Disease Control recommend screening any time you have had new or multiple sexual partners.

If I’m under 18, do I need my parents’ permission for testing?

Because STI and pregnancy testing can often lead to a wide range of follow-up discussions, we encourage all of our clients to talk to a family member or friend that they trust. If you choose you may bring them to the appointment. However, because of the Sexual Health Reproductive laws in Missouri, we are able to provide full testing and treatment to you without need for parental consent. We also strive to provide all of our services at the lowest cost possible so that there is no need for services to be billed to you or your guardian’s insurance provider. We pride ourselves on making your health and confidentiality our top concern.

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When should I take a pregnancy test?

While it can be possible to receive accurate results before missing a menstrual cycle, pregnancy tests are most accurate after missing your monthly menstrual cycle.

What are my options if I’m pregnant?

Once you have a verified pregnancy, you have three options to consider: parenting, adoption and abortion. Finding out you are pregnant can cause a wide range of emotions so we strongly encourage you to talk to a friend or family member you trust. Our staff is more than happy to discuss your options with you and those you choose to include in your decision making process. No one should be pressured into making a decision about their pregnancy.  We want to provide a safe-place for you to make the healthiest decision possible, with medically accurate information.

How will I receive my test results?

You will receive your pregnancy test results at the time of your appointment. STI results will take 7-10 days to receive, so we will schedule a follow-up appointment for you at the time of your testing.

How do you test for STIs?

Our medical professionals will help you assess which infections you are at the greatest risk for and which tests are recommended.

  • Gonorrhea – urine sample
  • Chlamydia – urine sample
  • HIV – blood work
  • Syphilis – blood work
  • Herpes – blood work/visual exam (if necessary)
  • Hepatitis – blood work
  • HPV – pap test/visual exam (if necessary)
  • Bacterial Vaginosis – vaginal swab
  • Trichomoniasis – vaginal swab/urine sample
  • Molluscum Contagiosum – visual exam

Appointments

Choices Express Testing is a walk-in clinic. However, to guarantee that you will be seen at a time that works best for you, you may use our online calendar to schedule your appointment by clicking here.
To reduce your wait, please complete the online registration process. Click here to download registration forms, fill out the requested information, print and bring to your appointment.
Clinic Hours:

Monday: 11 am – 7 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm


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