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.
Need a Free STD Test?
DC's new Health and Wellness Center provides many tests as well as STD Testing.
- Notify someone that they may need to get tested for STD: They do not need to know who you are.
STD Basic Information
- inSPOT - Notify someone anonymously that they need to get tested and treated for an STD.
- Frequently Asked Questions about STDs
- STD Data and Reports
- Condoms and Condom Information
- Did you lose your Dr. B card? Call (202) 741-7692.
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
- 2013 Annual Report for HAHSTA (HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB)
- Genital Herpes
- STD Fact Sheets
For Medical Providers and Laboratories
STD and TB Division / Health and Wellness Center
899 N Capitol Street, NE
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.