Screening, if available, in our nurse clinic is designed for students who are not experiencing any symptoms of an STI but would like to have testing performed.

If you are currently experiencing symptoms or if you develop any of the possible STI symptoms below, please schedule an appointment with a provider as you may need a physical exam and further testing.

Common STI Symptoms

Genital Symptoms

  • Unusual vaginal or penile discharge, odor, burning or itching
  • Pelvic pain or lower abdominal discomfort
  • Irregular vaginal bleeding that is not a period
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Sores, bumps, or blisters around the genital area
  • Burning with urination
  • Swollen or tender testicles

Oral/Rectal Symptoms

  • Throat pain
  • Sores in or around the mouth
  • Rectal bleeding, discharge or itching
  • Sores, bumps or blisters around anal area

Available Nurse Clinic STI Tests

Gonorrhea/Chlamydia, obtained by urine, vaginal, or rectal swab - $105 per site

Syphilis, obtained by blood sample - $35

HIV, obtained by blood sample - $170

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Make an Appointment

Call the Center for Student Health and Well-Being at 704-894-2300. These appointments will be scheduled every other Tuesday morning.

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The Test

When you arrive for your appointment, you will first speak with a nurse and then provide a urine sample or blood sample. If a vaginal or rectal screening is needed, a nurse will advise you on self-collecting your swab. If you plan to have a urine test, do not urinate for at least one hour prior to your appointment time.

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Your Test Results

A secure message will be sent to your student portal as soon as results have been received and reviewed by one of our providers. 

Protect Yourself From STIs

Condoms and dental dams are the best way to protect yourself during oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse.

Make sure you know how to use protection and use it every time you have sex.

People using birth control still need to protect themselves as pills, Depo, NuvaRing, Nexplanon and IUDs do not provide protection from STIs. 

Periodically, the Mecklenburg County Health Department provides "Free STI Testing Clinics." Please contact the Center for Student Health at 704-894-2300 for specific dates and locations. This information is also available on .


If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Center for Student Health & Well-Being.