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Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinical Services

Contact Us

  •  904-253-1040

    Mailing Address

    921 N. Davis St. 

    Bldg. A, Suite 251 

    Jacksonville, FL 32209 

Service Locations

Comprehensive Care Center
Central Health Plaza
515 West 6th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206

South Jacksonville Family Health Center
3225 University Boulevard South
Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Center for Women and Children
515 West 6th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Call 904-253-1130 to schedule an appointment.


A lot of STDs don't have any symptoms so getting tested is the only way to know for sure.

The real deal on STDs and testing is simple. If you have sex, use protection. Each and every time (no excuses). Condoms are the only method that can help prevent STD infections so learn more about how to use them.

The good news is that the health effects of STDs can be treated. Many STDs are even curable. But if you leave an STD untreated it's easier to spread to others and there could be more serious health consequences down the road.

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing may be needed if any of the following apply to you:

  • Had sexual intercourse, oral sex, or other sexual contact without the use of barriers (such as condoms or other protective devices) with someone whose STD status you do not know.
  • Had multiple sex partners or had sex with a partner who had multiple sex partners.
  • Had a sexual partner who is an injection-drug user.

STD testing may be needed if you have ever had or you are currently having any of the following symptoms: 

  • Unusual discharge (fluid) or pus from your penis or vagina.
  • Pimple-like or cauliflower-like bumps or blister-like sores on your penis or vagina, near or on the buttocks (“butt”) or anus, on the groin or inner thighs, or in the throat, mouth or on the lips.
  • Burning, itching, or pain while urinating (“peeing”) and/or frequent urination.
  • Pain or unusual discomfort during sex.
  • Bleeding during sex or while NOT menstruating (“period”).
  • A general rash, including on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.
  • Dark urine, loose light-colored stools and a yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin.
  • Abdominal pain and/or redness, swelling or soreness of the penis or vagina.
  • If you have ever experienced any of the symptoms above, please don’t have any type of sexual contact until you have been tested and completed the full treatment prescribed, if necessary. Not having any sexual contact until testing and treatment will help decrease the spread of the disease to others.

Our STD Clinical Team provides the following services:  

  • Exams
  • Treatment
  • Consultation
  • Education
  • Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is when people at very high risk for HIV take daily medicine to prevent HIV. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. When taken daily, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV from sex or injection drug use. PrEP is much less effective when it is not taken consistently. 

    Studies have shown that PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% when taken daily. Among people who inject drugs, PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV by at least 74% when taken daily. 

Services are available to persons diagnosed with an STD or people who think they may have been exposed to an STD. HIV testing is also available.