The only way to know for sure if you have an STD is to see a health care professional.

Where to Go

There are several health centers and clinics in Douglas County that offer free or low-cost testing. Find a clinic by exploring the map below.

North Omaha

Benson Library

6015 Binney Street
Phone: (402) 444-7750
Hours: 2nd Wed 2-4 pm, 3rd Sat 3-5 pm

Bridge 2 Health Clinic

Website: http://www.b2homaha.org/
1723 N. 33rd Street
Phone: (402) 739-7674
Hours: Sat 11-1pm

Charles B. Washington Library

2868 Ames Avenue
Phone: (402) 444-7750
Hours: Tues 2-6 pm, 1st Sat 2-4 pm

Charles Drew Health Center

Website: http://charlesdrew.com/medical-services/std-screaning/
2915 Grant Street
Phone: (402) 457-1208
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 12 pm

Florence Library

2920 Bondesson Street
Phone: (402) 444-7750
Hours: 1st and 3rd Thurs 3-5 pm

NOAH

Website: http://www.noahclinic.org
5620 Ames Avenue
Phone: (402) 933-0737
Hours: Mon, Fri 11 am - 5 pm; Tues, Thurs, 12-6 pm; Sat 12-5 pm

Planned Parenthood

Website: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/nebraska/omaha/68134/northwest-health-center-2447-90380
3105 N. 93rd Street
Phone: (877) 811-7526
Hours: : Mon 8 am - 4 pm; Tues, Thurs 11 am - 7 pm; Wed, Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Fri 9 am - 5 pm

Respect Clinic at Fontenelle Clinic (UNMC)

Website: http://unmc.edu/sharing/patient-care/respect-clinic.html
5050 Ames Avenue
Phone: (402) 595-2280
Hours: Mon 5:30-7 pm

W. Dale Clark Library

215 S. 15th Street
Phone: (402) 444-7750
Hours: 2nd and 4th Mon 2-4 pm

Youth Emergency Services

2602 Harney Street
Phone: (402) 502-1636
Hours: Thurs 3-5 pm

Milton Abrahams Library

5111 N. 90th Street
Phone: (402) 444-4849
Hours: 4th Sat 3-5 pm

South Omaha

Columbus Community Center

1515 S. 24th Street
Phone: (402) 444-4111
Hours: 2nd and 4th Wed 6-8 pm

OneWorld Community Health Center – Quick Clinic

4910 S. 30th Street., 1st Floor (North Building)
Phone: (402) 502-8859
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8 am – 9:30 pm, Fri 8 am – 7:30 pm, Sat 9 am – 4:30 pm

OneWorld Community Health Center

4920 S. 30th Street., Ste. 103
Phone: (402) 734-4110
Hours: Mon-Tues 8 am - 8 pm, Wed-Fri 8 am - 5 pm

OneWorld Teen & Young Adult Center

4310 S. 24th Street
Phone: (402) 502-8880
Hours: Mon-Wed 11 am to 7 pm, Thurs 8 am – 5 pm, Fri 9 am – 6 pm, Sat 9 am -1 pm (by appt)

South Omaha Public Library

2808 Q Street
Phone: (402) 444-7750
Hours: 1st and 3rd Sat 9-11 am, 3rd Wed 2-4 pm

Midtown

A.V. Sorensen Community Center

4808 Cass Street
Phone: (402) 444-5596
Hours: 1st and 3rd Wed 6-8 pm; 2nd Sat 10 am – 12 pm

Douglas County Health Department

Website: http://www.douglascountyhealth.com
1111 S. 41st Street
Phone: (402) 444-7112
Hours: Mon 10:30 am - 5:15 pm, Tues 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Wed-Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm, Sat 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Nebraska AIDS Project

Website: http://www.nap.org/appointment/
250 S. 77th Street, Ste. A
Phone: (402) 552-9260
Hours: Mon, Tue, Thurs 9:30 am - 11:30 am (by appt); Mon-Thurs 1-3:30 pm (by appt); Mon-Tues 5-8 pm (walk-in); Wed 5-8 pm (by appt)

Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition

2240 Landon Court
Phone: (402) 346-0902
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm, 3rd Friday 9 am to 3 pm

West Omaha

Swanson Library

9101 W. Dodge
Phone: (402) 444-7750
Hours: 2nd and 4th Thurs 3-5 pm

Millard Public Library

13214 Westwood Lane
Phone: (402) 444-7750
Hours: 1st and 3rd Mon 2-4 pm; 2nd Fri 3-5 pm; Last Sat 11 am - 1 pm

OneWorld Community Health Center

4101 S. 120th Street
Phone: (402) 505-3907
Hours: Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri 8 am - 5 pm; Wed 8 am - 8 pm

OneWorld Northwest

4229 N. 90th Street
Phone: (402) 401-6000
Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 8 am - 5 pm, Tues 8 am - 8 pm

Saddlebrook Community Center

14850 Laurel Avenue
Phone: (402) 932-1080
Hours: 1st Wed 6-8 pm; 2nd Sat 1-3 pm

Methodist Physicians Clinic Women’s Center

717 N. 190th Plaza
Phone: (402) 506-6902
Hours: Tues, Thurs 6-8 pm

Bellevue

OneWorld Community Health Center

2207 Georgia Avenue
Phone: (402) 502-8855
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm

Colleges

Metropolitan Community College (North)

5730 N. 30th Street
Hours: Wed 12-2 pm

Metropolitan Community College (South)

2909 Edward Babe Gomez Avenue
Hours: Tues 10 am - 12 pm

Metropolitan Community College (Elkhorn)

829 N. 204th Street
Hours: Thurs 10 am - 12 pm

Answers to FAQs When it comes to getting checked.

(Just to help clear things up).

You probably have a lot of questions about what’s involved in getting tested for a sexually transmitted disease. We don’t blame you, but it’s probably a lot less stressful than you might think.

  • WHAT’S INVOLVED IN GETTING CHECKED?

    It’s not uncommon for people to not know how STD testing works, but it’s not necessarily a complicated process. The type of test you need will be determined by your healthcare provider and whether or not you’re getting tested for a specific STD. Let’s go over some of the details and testing methods.

    • Physical Exam: You’ll be checked for symptoms such as a rash, sores, warts, and discharge by your health care provider. If you’ve ever had a pelvic exam before, it’s not much different.
    • Urine Sample: If you can pee into a cup, you can find out if you have an STD. Your health care provider will use this sample to determine if you have chlamydia or gonorrhea.
    • Discharge, tissue, cell, or oral fluid sample: Your health care provider will use a swab to collect samples that will be sent for laboratory testing.
    • Blood Sample: Don’t freak out, this might not be as scary as you think. Yes, some health care providers will draw blood with a needle, but many just prick your finger tip to collect the sample. Blood tests can verify the presence of syphilis, herpes, and HIV.
  • WHICH STDS SHOULD I GET CHECKED FOR?

    STDs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and present with different symptoms. There’s no one comprehensive test you can have that will tell you which STDs you have. Your health care provider will determine which STDs you should be tested for based on your symptoms and concerns. It’s important that you’re completely transparent and honest with your health care provider about your sexual history. It’s also important to know that some STDs are common enough that your health care provider will recommend getting tested for them regularly.

    Doctors take an oath to help you, not judge you. If you’re worried that you might have an STD, there’s nobody better to speak to than your doctor. They’re obligated to keep your information private, and will only disclose your results to your parents if you give them permission.

  • WHERE DO I GET CHECKED?

    There are several locations throughout the Omaha metro area and Douglas County where you can receive free or low-cost, and completely confidental STD tests. Depending on where you are seen, you may get treatment at that same location.

    Find a testing center near you. Or keep scrolling down.

  • WHO WILL KNOW I’VE BEEN CHECKED?

    Okay, so here’s the deal: Getting tested for STDs is completely confidential. The only person who will know your results is your health care provider, and he or she is obligated by law to not reveal your personal information. That said, your state or city health departments might request information from your health care provider so they can better track outbreaks or trends, but there are laws preventing them from sharing your test results with your family, friends, or employer.

    One thing to consider, however, is that if you use your health insurance to pay for testing, there may be others on your plan that have access to your test results. Just be aware of who might already have access to your information before being tested. Speak to your health care provider if you have concerns about this.

    Now, if you’re under 18 you may be worried that your doctor will tell your parents. If that’s the case, there are plenty of testing centers where you can get confidential tests without your parents’ permission. They don’t have to know that you’ve been to a clinic, and they will never be contacted by your health care provider unless you allow it. Just make sure you ask your health care provider about their privacy policies. Will they call you at home, or on your cell phone? Will they send results via mail to your home? Each testing center is different, but all of them will understand your concerns. Don’t be afraid to ask. They’ll never judge you.

  • HOW MUCH WILL GETTING CHECKED COST?

    Many people will forgo testing because they think it’s expensive. The good news is those people are wrong. Most health centers and clinics offer low-cost or even free testing. Others offer STD tests based on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll charge you based on your income or whatever you can afford. Most clinics accept health insurance, but it’s not necessary. You can talk to your clinic about payment options if you have any questions. Very few clinics will turn you away if you can’t afford the test, but it’s always best to ask up front if you’re worried about that.

  • WHAT HAPPENS IF I TEST POSITIVE?

    Breathe. You’re not the first person to have an STD. And remember, most STDs are treatable and curable. Obviously each STD is different, but modern medicine has advanced to the point where there are several ways to treat them.

    Let’s use chlamydia as an example. If you test positive, you’ll be given a prescription for an antibiotic—the same medication you’d receive if you had a sinus infection. This will cure your case of chlamydia, but it’s important that you follow the treatment recommended by your health care provider. STDs have been around long enough that there’s a tried-and-true method for treating them. The better you are at following your doctor’s directions, the easier it’ll be to treat the STD. Keep taking medication until it’s gone, even if the symptoms have gone away. Not to freak you out or anything, but even if you cure yourself of chlamydia, you can still get it again if you have sex with someone who has it. That’s why it’s important to have your sexual partner(s) tested and treated for it before having sex with them again.

    What about herpes though? Good question. Medications are also available to treat herpes symptoms, and prevent future outbreaks or minimize their severity, as well as reducing the risk of spreading it to others. About 1 in every 6 adults have herpes in the United States, all living normal, healthy lives. There are thousands of others with the same condition, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.

  • HOW DO I TELL MY PARTNER THAT I HAVE AN STD?

    Sometimes in life, the words come easy. Telling your partner that you have an STD isn’t one of those times. But listen, and listen closely. The conversation isn’t just about you. If you have an STD, your partner is at risk of contracting the same STD if he or she hasn’t already contracted it from you. Your partner needs to know so he or she can get tested and prevent themselves from spreading it in the future. It’s not just you that your STD affects–everyone gets an STD from someone else. The best way to prevent the spread of STDs is to have an open and honest conversation. It won’t be easy, but it’s absolutely necessary.

    If you need to practice telling your partner, feel free to ask your health care provider to listen. Doctors have seen this situation countless times before. They can provide you advice, and guide your words in a way that should help your partner better understand the circumstances. Find a mirror, your journal, a personal friend whom you trust endlessly, whatever you need to do to help you open a line of communication with your partner. Remember to support your partner. This might be difficult for them to hear, but telling them is the right thing to do.