Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Broome County Health Department Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinic

Clinic Information

Tuesdays by appointment only. Call 607-778-2839 to make an appointment.

We provide STD testing for anyone who has symptoms, is at risk for STDs, or who has been exposed to an STD.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Right off the bat, you should know that everything discussed in STD clinic, including test results, is confidential. Nothing can be discussed with someone else without your consent. Minors (under 18 years of age) do not need parental consent to be seen.

Please bring:

  • Photo identification
  • Insurance cards (if insured)

  • A list of medications you currently take

Services Offered

Interview & Exam

First, one of our STD clinic staff members will conduct a confidential interview with you. They will ask about your symptoms, sexual activities, and sexual health history. They an answer any questions you may have about your sexual health.

Next, our staff will provide an exam. This may include a skin evaluation for STD-related lesions (e.g. genital herpes or warts), a pelvic exam, and/ or collection of samples for testing.

Testing

We provide the following tests:

You will get the results of some of your testing the day of your exam. Some testing requires approximately one week for results to return.

Treatment & Preventive Care

If you are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease at our clinic, we will provide you with medication-in-hand or a prescription. We will also provide education on how to avoid reinfection. Recommendations on treatment for your partner(s) will also be given.

We offer the following immunizations through STD clinic upon request:

Insurance & Billing

Broome County Health Department accepts most insurances. View a full list of health insurance plans we participate with and billing information.

Please know that if insurance is billed, insurance companies are required to send an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) to the primary insurance holder’s address.  This might be you, your spouse, parent/guardian, or domestic partner.  Medicaid does not mail EOBs.

If you don’t want an EOB to go to someone else OR if you don’t have insurance, you can pay a fee based on your income. If you have no income, you can sign a waiver to avoid charges. No one will be denied services for lack of insurance or inability to pay.

If you want to know how much a visit might cost, call us.


Resources for You and Your Family

Stay active and healthy! The good news is that STDs are preventable. You can avoid giving or getting an STD by taking steps such as: practicing abstinence, using condoms, having fewer sexual partners, getting vaccinated, and getting tested. If you test positive for an STD, it’s not the end! Many are curable and all are treatable.

Learn more about different sexually transmitted diseases, how they’re spread, and how to prevent them visiting the CDC website.


Resources for Healthcare Providers and Community Partners

Expedited Partner Therapy

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) is the practice of providing patients who test positive with certain STDs with med-in-hand or a prescription to give to their sexual partners as presumptive treatment for that condition. EPT is legal in New York State for:

  • Chlamydia

  • Gonorrhea

  • Trichomoniasis

Visit New York State Department of Health’s website to learn more about EPT.

Talk, Test, Treat

Remember the three T’s for STDs:

  • Talk to all your patients about their sexual history and behaviors.

  • Test your patients for STDs as recommended.
  • Treat patients as indicated, following CDC’s STI Treatment Guidelines.

Read more about how you can support your patient’s sexual health.