So what am I getting into here?
Standard appointments last about an hour and involve filling out some paperwork, collecting blood and urine samples, answering questions during a health history interview, some education, and in most cases – meeting with a physician*. Any information we collect is strictly used to serve you during the appointment and will not be shared with anyone you do not authorize us to share it with. After we have collected your information, and before you visit with the physicians about your specific concerns, you will have the opportunity to ask questions to trained personnel about a variety of sexual health topics. Ask what ever you want: we won’t blush.
Volunteer physicians are available on site and in most all cases you will be offered an exam and consultation with one. Once you meet with the physician, you are also welcome to discuss any specific concerns you have with them. They, along with the medical staff, will collect blood and urine samples from you. If the physicians feel it is necessary (and if you give them permission) they will perform a brief physical exam to assist them in their diagnosis. If needed, the doctors can prescribe an appropriate course of treatment that day.
Test results typically return within 7 days, at which time you will be contacted with the results, as well as any treatment plan, if appropriate. Most medications prescribed can be bought for less than $5 at the pharmacy of your choice. If you do test positive, we can schedule a follow-up appointment in a few months to verify that all went well. For long term chronic disease, referrals will be made to assist you in finding appropriate care.
*It is our intent to have a physician available during normal T4U hours. If we schedule an appointment to meet your needs and it is outside of our normal hours, a physician may not be available. There may also be rare circumstances when a physician is not available.