COVID-19 Symptom Attestation

Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Tips For Your STI Visit

Increasing STI rates make screening an important wellness tool for Western students.  The Student Health Center offers both walk-in and same-day STI consults.  Here are several tips for your STI visit:

  • Window periods vary from test to test; if you test too early, you might not identify infection you’ve recently acquired. Talk to your clinician about which tests work for your circumstance.
  • For urine chlamydia & gonorrhea testing, you should not urinate for one hour before the test.
  • People with a uterus should get an annual chlamydia & gonorrhea screen through age 25.
  • Some people benefit from more frequent screening.  Talk to your clinician about what’s recommended for you.
  • Quest, our lab service, charges your insurance for the labs they run for you.  You may, alternatively, request to have the charges applied to your student account.