Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are very common. Millions of new infections occur every year in the United States.
STIs pass from one person to another through vaginal, oral, or anal sex. They also can spread through intimate physical contact but is not very common.
STIs don’t always cause signs or symptoms or may only cause mild symptoms. Therefore, it is possible to have an infection and not even know it! Getting tested for STIs is important if you are having sex. If you test positive for an STI, they are treatable, and some are curable entirely!
STIs are preventable! It’s important to know how to protect yourself and your partner from STIs but if you suspect you may have an STI, give us a call and we can help!
Different Types of STIs
STI Screening Recommendations (CDC)
Have you tested positive for an STI?
How Can SCHD Help?
SCHD partners with Mid-Michigan District Health Department - Family Planning Program and Convenient Urgent Care to provide STI testing. Male and female testing testing and treatment is available. SCHD can help assist you with confidential testing, treatment, resources and education for STIs.
While parent participation is encouraged, teens under the age of 18 can seek STI treatment and counseling without parental consent.
If you are concerned that you may have an STI, call us for testing guidance at
In need of free condoms? Visit any of our Wear One locations!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I talk to my partner about getting tested for an STI?
It’s best to discuss STI testing with your partner before becoming sexually active. It can be awkward but it’s important and it shows your partner that you care about them and could even make you closer! See below for more conversation tips!
Does my primary care provider automatically test me for STIs at my annual visits?
Not always, some doctors will conduct a sexual risk assessment yearly and others will not. In most cases, patients must request to be tested for STIs. It’s important to be specific about which STIs you would like to be tested for and to be honest when answering questions related to your sexual activity.
Do I have to be seen by a doctor to get condoms?
No! Condoms and other safe sex supplies are available at the health department and other Wear One locations at no cost. For all Wear One locations, click here. Retail stores like pharmacies, gas stations, and grocery stores also carry condoms available for purchase.