Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI or STD) Testing for Women
The Student Health Services provides testing for sexually transmitted infections for a minimal fee in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Tests include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV testing. Tests are confidential.
You may call the Student Health Services (724-738-2052) for an appointment with a nurse practitioner who will perform the exam. Please plan on an appointment lasting 45 minutes-1 hour. During that time, the nurse practitioner can help you determine the specific tests you would like to have done.
Your options and what you need to know:
- Chlamydia/Gonorrhea - A vaginal exam is part of the test. Samples are taken from the cervix and sent to a lab. Results are available within a week. During your exam, the nurse practitioner will also check the skin for any signs of herpes or genital warts.
- Syphilis/HIV - A blood sample is taken at your appointment and sent to a lab. Results are available within a week.
- Pap Smear - This test is available but does entail a cost for laboratory processing. Insurance can be used or the lab may bill you directly. A vaginal exam is required. Do not have sex 24 hours before any STD/STI testing.
This site is not meant to replace the advice of a health care professional. You should not rely on any information on these pages, or information generated for you by this site, to replace consultations with qualified professionals regarding your own specific situation.