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Sexually Transmitted Disease Services

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If you think you have an STD or think you may have been exposed to an STD, STOP having sex and make an appointment at the DC Health and Wellness Center. If you have an STD you are at greater risk of getting HIV.

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STD Basic Information 

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Services Provided:

  • TESTING: Comprehensive STD testing is offered to all persons 12 years of age and older.  The types of tests done depend on your sexual behaviors and symptoms.
    Tests offered: Syphilis (blood test), HIV (rapid and confirmatory blood test), chlamydia (swab or urine), gonorrhea (swab or urine), trichomoniasis (trich) (swab), hepatitis C (blood test) and herpes (visual diagnosis and culture)
  • DIAGNOSIS: Syphilis, HIV, hepatitis C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis (BV), crabs, herpes, genital warts, penile papules, molluscum contagiosum, non-gonoccochal urethritis (NGU), yeast, and scabies
  • TREATMENT: Syphilis, chlamydia & other NGU (Inflammation of the urethra not caused by Gonorrhea), gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, crabs, yeast, herpes outbreaks, scabies
  • VACCINATIONS: Hepatitis A & B
    Please note that patients are provided referrals for those conditions the SE Clinic is unable to treat such as genital warts, penile papules, molluscum contagiosum and HIV.
  • HEALTH EDUCATION: Free education and counseling by a specialist are offered.
  • FREE CONDOMS: Male and female Condoms are provided free of charge to all patients. People may also walk into the clinic and request condoms from the security guard or the registration desk at no cost.

** The DC Health and WElness Center the right to cut off or refuse services based on the following circumstances:

  • 1. Shortage of Clinicians on a given day.
  • 2. Maximum number of patients that medical professionals can process has been reached
  • 3. Excessive or offensive odors resulting from substances i.e., alcohol, marijuana, etc.
  • 4. Improper language and-or behavior that is disruptive to other patients

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For Medical Providers and Laboratories

  • Mailing Address:
    STD and TB Division / Health and Wellness Center
    899 N Capitol Street, NE
    Fourth Floor
    Washington, DC 20002

The DC Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program works with community and government partners and residents to reduce the impact of sexually transmitted diseases on the Washington, DC community. The Program provides free and confidential clinical services for persons 13 years of age and older at the Southeast (SE) STD Clinic. Also, the Program offers partner services and risk reduction counseling for those testing positive for an STD at the SE Clinic. Through outreach and educational services, the Program ensures that community agencies, medical providers, and residents have accurate and up-to-date information on the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. The Program compiles and analyzes statistics for all reportable STDs in DC.

Service Contact: 
DC Health and Wellness Center
Contact Phone: 
(202) 741-7692
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Monday – Wednesday and Friday 8:30 am–3 pm; Thursday 8:30 am–11:00 am