The Marion County Health Department offers testing for
genitourinary (urine test), pharyngeal (throat swab) and rectal
(rectal swab) for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis and HIV.  All clients
that are 26 years of age or older must meet the Illinois Department
of Public Health screening criteria for the Gonorrhea and Chlamydia
testing to be performed.  All clients are encouraged to get the 4
base STD test (Gonorrhea & Chlamydia urine test, Syphilis & HIV)
completed for a fee of $20.00.  If a throat and rectal swab for
Gonorrhea & Chlamydia tests are performed a fee of $5.00 for each
specimen collected will be charged.  The STD testing will be done by
appointment only.  If the patient receives a positive test result, the
patient will be referred to a local medical clinic for evaluation and
treatment.  If the patient is referred and doesn't have medical
insurance the clinic will charge a sliding scale fee based on income
and family size.
Call the health department at the Salem office for scheduling at
618-548-3878
STD Testing
for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and HIV
FEMALE patients must meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Age 25 or younger and sexually active or pregnant
  • Age 26 or older with one or more of the following risks:
  • STD Signs or Symptoms
    - vaginal discharge
    - mucopurulent cervicitis
    - pelvic pain or suspected pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Sex partner of individual diagnosed with Chlamydia and/or Gonorrhea
  • Sex partner risk
    - new sex partner in past 3 months
    - more than 1 sex partner in past 3 months
  • STD Diagnoses/history in past 3 years
  • Pregnant (and one or more of the above risks)
  • IUD Insertion
  • Re-screen females infected with chlamydia and/or gonorrhea three months after treatment to detect
    re-infection
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MALE patients must meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Age 25 or younger and sexually active
  • Age 26 or older with one or more of the following risks:
  • STD Signs or Symptoms
    - urethral discharge
    - dysuria
  • Sex partner of individual diagnosed with Chlamydia and/or Gonorrhea
  • Re-screen males infected with chlamydia and/or gonorrhea three months after treatment to detect re-
    infection
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