Comprehensive STD Testing, Treatment and Prevention in Erie, PA
Here at (opens in a new tab), we offer walk-in STD testing in Erie, PA. as well as counseling, treatment and referrals. Central Outreach also can test for and treat certain STDs, such as syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia with an innovative, post-exposure preventive treatment called DoxyPeP.
We offer rapid Hep C kits that offer answers in 20 minutes. Positive individuals will receive the appropriate medication and a follow-up schedule. Central Outreach specializes in HIV testing, treatment and preventive care called PrEP for non-positive males by birth. Whatever your status is, we can help.
As an Erie, PA, HIV prevention resource, we also test for and treat several common STDs. Negative results are fantastic, but you must stay diligent with precautionary measures such as condoms and PrEP that we offer at the center. This is particularly important if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, as STDs can cause complications during pregnancy and could have serious side effects on both your unborn baby and yourself.
STDs including chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis can all be treated and cured with certain antibiotics that are safe to consume during pregnancy. Viral STDs, such as genital herpes, hepatitis B, and HIV are not curable. However, in many cases, these infections can be treated during pregnancy with antiviral medications to reduce the risk of passing infections to the baby.
We strive to support clients from all walks of life and are proud to foster the Erie, PA, transgender, HIV+ communities and be a (opens in a new tab) providers in the area. We have an array of resources and services to meet the unique needs of these clients. Our experienced case management team helps patients get services with or without insurance at the least possible cost. We can do intakes by phone, or you can walk into Central Outreach Wellness Center on Mondays between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Tuesdays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., whether you need STD testing, drug and alcohol treatment with suboxone or referrals for in-patient care.
3104 State Street, Erie, PA 16508
Breaking Down Cost Barriers in the LGBTQ Community
We know that cost is often a challenge for people in the LGBTQ community, not only into getting a PrEP routine but being able to stay on the meds for life. Thanks to government grant funding and generous donors, we can utilize contracted pharmacy services to keep the clinic going and treat patients without any barriers due to out-of-pocket costs. That’s why PrEP2Me services and many other programs by Central Outreach Wellness Center, are free to all, even with no insurance. If you have questions or concerns about coverage, reach out to the team at Central Outreach Wellness Center.
Erie's LGBTQIA Community: Resources, Entertainment and Connection
If you live here or are just in the area for a while, be sure to check out some helpful websites that are community related. Look at (opens in a new tab) for links to resources, local and regional news, political and activism groups, health options and LGBTQIA-friendly travel and entertainment. If you love dancing and entertainment, head to (opens in a new tab), which is Erie’s largest and oldest LGBTQ bar for karaoke, drag shows, competitions and meet and greets. To find ways to get involved and connect with the community, you’ll find local, state and national resources at (opens in a new tab). Even seniors still face challenges of being accepted even when looking for assisted living housing after retirement. There are LGBTQIA-friendly housing options that can be viewed at (opens in a new tab).
We are easy to get to and clients can access the center from I-20 via Peach street and Old French Blvd. We are centrally located at the transition from E 31st Street and W 31st Street at State Street. Several bus routes will take you near our location at 104 State St, Erie, PA 16508.
FAQs About STD Testing in Erie, PA
Q: Do you offer gender-affirming care for transgender patients?
A: Absolutely! We are an LGBTQIA positive health provider that has hundreds of trans patients and offer gender-affirming referrals and hormone replacement therapy.
Q: I’m currently using illegal drugs. Can I still receive care at Central Outreach Wellness Center?
A: Yes. Drug use status has no bearing on our ability to treat you, and our clinic is 100% judgment-free.
Q: What is your payment policy at Central Outreach?
A: We accept most major insurance, and offer a sliding scale free for uninsured patients. Assistance signing up for assistance programs and healthcare coverage is available.
Q: Can I be treated at Central Outreach Erie, if an STD is detected?
A: As a resource for free walk-in STD testing in Erie, we are committed to following through with treatment options for those who walk through our doors.
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