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Monday - Friday : 8AM - 5PMLanguage assistance services are available to you, free of charge. Call 704-336-6500
Did you know, most sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV are transmitted by someone who did not know they had it? Many infections do not show signs or symptoms and can often be overseen. Testing is the only way to know your status and prevent transmission. You can take steps to protect yourself and your partners.
Fast-track Mecklenburg County Public Health clinics and non-traditional sites allow easy access to free and confidential testing.
Many STDs can be easily diagnosed and treated. If either you or your partner(s) have tested positive for an STD, anyone who has been exposed should receive treatment to avoid getting re-infected.
If you know you have been exposed to an STD or are experiencing symptoms, please make an appointment for treatment by calling 704-336-6500.
Testing for HIV and Syphilis through a blood sampleTesting for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomoniasis through a urine sampleAdditional testing based on need: Hepatitis C, throat/rectal swabs for
gonorrhea/chlamydia and rapid HIVPrevention and risk-reduction counselingAccess to PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) referrals & safer sex supplies
Servicios disponibles en español.Language assistance services are available to you, free of charge. Call 704-336-6500.
Testing services are free and confidential to all patients
All testing done on a walk-in basis. No appointment necessary to receive testing. Wait times vary as patients are seen in the order they arrive. Arriving at the start of testing or clinic hours may provide faster access to services.
2845 Beatties Ford Rd. Charlotte, NC 28216
8 – 11 a.m. & 1 – 4 p.m.
249 Billingsley Rd Charlotte, NC 28211
14230 Hunters Road Huntersville, NC 28078
Tuesday each Month; 11 - 12:30 p.m.
601 E. 5th St. Suite 470 Charlotte, NC 28216
Wednesdays; 5 - 7 p.m.
251 Eastway Drive Charlotte, NC 28213
Tuesdays; 6 - 8 p.m.
5301 Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, NC 28208
2nd / 4th Friday each Month; 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
4001 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28208
1st Tuesday; 10 – 12 p.m.
5344 Central Ave Charlotte, NC 28212
Tuesday; 10 – 12 p.m.
1500 3rd St. Charlotte, NC 28204
3rd Tuesday; 10 – 12 p.m.
All adults and adolescents (ages 13 – 64) should be tested for HIV at least once in their life. How often someone should be tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) depends on risk factors including the number of partners, type of sexual activity or drug use. To determine if you are at risk for HIV/STDs, a counselor may ask questions regarding sex, lifestyle and drug use during your visit.
Generally, most people benefit from an STD screening at least once a year. It is important to know that not all doctors provide regular testing for HIV/STDs, so check with your doctor or medical provider after each visit.
How Often Should I Get Tested?
Every 3-6 months:
Anyone who has multiple or anonymous partnersAnyone who shares injection drug equipmentAll sexually active men who have sex with men and transgender individuals
All sexually active persons over the age of 13
An appointment for treatment at a public health clinic is required if:
You are experiencing symptoms: abnormal discharge, bumps, blisters or sores, difficulty urinating or sore throatA partner has tested positive for an STD
Please note: some people may not experience symptoms even if they are infected. If you know that a partner has tested positive, an appointment is needed for additional testing and potential treatment.
Appointments can be made by calling 704-336-6500
How do I get my results?
Results are given seven
days after the day you were tested.
There are four options to access your results
Call 1-855-790-8968Enter the Unique ID given to you during your test visit, followed by #Enter your PIN (six-digit date of birth, MMDDYY), followed by #
Website: www.mytestresults.com.Enter customer number: 8557908968Enter the Unique ID given to you during your test visitEnter your PIN (six-digit date of birth, MMDDYY)
Walk in to clinic A at either Health Department locationYou do not need an appointment. ID required for printed results.Hours: Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri: 8am - 11am & 1pm - 4pm｜Wed: 10am - 1pm & 3pm - 6pm2845 Beatties Ford Road Charlotte, NC 28216249 Billingsley Road Charlotte, NC 28211
Return to the community-based testing site if you were tested outside of a Mecklenburg County Public health clinic. Verify with testing staff if you would like a printed copy of your results.
Please note: If you attempt to access your results before seven days from being tested, you may hear "I'm sorry that was an invalid unique identifier." Please allow 7 days or 5 business days to access your results. If after 5 business days from testing, you still receive an error please call 704-432-8378.
The Center for Disease Control does not recommend regular testing for genital herpes (HSV-1 or HSV-2) for people without symptoms.
Genital herpes is a common STD caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). Symptoms of HSV-1 and HSV-2 include blisters on or around the genitals, rectum or mouth, known as “having an outbreak”. The blisters break and leave painful sores and it may take weeks to heal.
Most people who have HSV-1 or HSV-2 don’t have symptoms. An infection does not usually result in serious outcomes in healthy, non-pregnant adults. More often, the stigma and shame from a genital herpes infection can be more troubling to someone who is infected than the disease itself.
If you are pregnant, it is important to talk to your doctor about testing as herpes infections in babies can be life-threatening. Medication is available to manage symptoms and lower your risk of spreading the infection.
If you are experiencing continuous symptoms related to genital herpes and in need of medication, please call 704-336-6500 to schedule an appointment.
Health Alert: To prevent spread of COVID-19, County services are operating at a limited capacity.