Should you be tested for STDs?

If you or a partner have had unprotected or anonymous sexual activity (including with someone you met on-line), there is a chance you may have been exposed to an STD. 
If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection, you should get tested; or, if you have questions about your risk or need for testing, consult with a health care provider. 
If you believe you have symptoms of an STD (itching, burning, undetermined bumps, sores, warts, etc.) you should consult a health care provider and get tested as soon as possible.

Testing in Ithaca

Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes

All Tompkins County residents, including teens. Located at 620 West Seneca Street in Ithaca. Call 607-273-1513 to make an appointment.

Tompkins County Health Department

Free Anonymous HIV Testing for everyone; results available in 20 minutes. Call 607-274-6604 for an appointment or more information.

STAP (Southern Tier AIDS Program)

Free Rapid HIV testing for the general public. Call 607-272-4098 or 888-206-2870 to make an appointment; walk-ins welcome Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Private Physicians

Many private physicians offer STD, syphilis and HIV testing. Call your physician's office to inquire about appointments and costs.

For Cornell Students

Gannett Health Services 607-255-5155 (phone consultation available 24/7)

For Ithaca College Students

Hammond Health Center 607-274-3177


For TC3 Students

TC3 Health Center 607-844-8222 Ext. 4487