Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need insurance?

No. Many of the STIs we test and treat for are free or low-cost. Some additional testing may have fees.

For PrEP services, Caring Communities can help you find payment assistance options if you do not have insurance or the ability to pay privately.

What do you test for?

We provide testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, herpes, HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and additional STIs.

Do you provide treatment?

We provide treatment for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomoniasis. We also can assist with anti-retroviral treatment for those living with HIV.

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments can be made by calling 570-829-2700 or using our online scheduler.

Why should I get tested for an STI?

Three reasons: health, safety and peace of mind. According to the Centers for Disease Control, around 19 million people will become infected with an STD this year. Many of these people won’t even know it unless they experience symptoms. If you have an STD, getting tested can get you quickly connected to treatment and ongoing care, when appropriate. You’ll be taking an important step to protect your sexual health and the health of your partners, too.

How might my medical information be used?

Caring Communities is a HIPAA-covered entity. As such, we follow strict guidelines when it comes to using patient's health information. You can find our complete Notice of Privacy Practices here.

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