Free STD Testing in Pittsburgh, PA

According to the CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2018 data, reported cases of STDs are becoming increasingly prevalent across the nation. Combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reached an all-time high in 2018. In major cities like Pittsburgh, the number of reported STD cases reflects this national trend.

Key Points

  • 1 In 2018, 88% of primary and secondary syphilis cases in Pennsylvania were diagnosed in males.
  • 2 Reported cases of gonorrhea in Pittsburgh increased by 11% between 2017 and 2018.
  • 3 The rate of chlamydia in Pittsburgh is 369.6 per 100,000 people, which is considerably higher than the Pennsylvania rate of 340.4 and the national rate of 380.6.
  • 4 Of the reported cases of chlamydia in Pittsburgh in 2018, 63% were diagnosed in females.

Published May 19, 2020
Written by STDTesting.org Editorial Staff

The most common STDs in Pittsburgh are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Combined, the number of reported cases of these STDs in 2018 increased by 6% over the number reported in 2014 and by 11% over the number reported in 2017. 

Chlamydia 

The most common STD in Pittsburgh is chlamydia, a disease that was reported in 8,623 residents in 2018. This corresponds to a rate of 369.6 per 100,000 people, which is lower than both the U.S. rate of 539.9 and the Pennsylvania rate of 463.4. Of the reported cases in Pittsburgh, 5,443, or 63%, were diagnosed in females. This disease is most often found in females aged 20-24, with those in this age group accounting for 56% of chlamydia cases among females in the state in 2015. 

Reported Chlamydia Cases in Pennsylvania, Ages 15-39

Gonorrhea 

The second most common STD in Pittsburgh is gonorrhea. In 2018, of Pennsylvania’s 15,887 reported cases, 2,629 were reported cases in Pittsburgh. In this city, gonorrhea is diagnosed in 112.7 people per 100,000, which is lower than the state rate of 124.1 and the national rate of 179.1. While Pittsburgh’s rate of gonorrhea appears to be relatively low, the number of reported cases increased by 11% between 2017 and 2018. Males were more likely than females to be diagnosed with this disease, accounting for 61% of the reported cases in 2018. Among females, the number of reported cases decreased by 27% between 2014 and 2018. 

Syphilis 

In 2018, there were 244 reported cases of all stages of syphilis in Pittsburgh, 91 of which were P&S syphilis. In Pittsburgh, P&S syphilis is primarily diagnosed in males, with just four cases diagnosed in females in 2018. Overall, the number of reported cases was 17% higher than the number reported in 2014 and 28% higher than the number reported in 2017. The rate of this disease in Pittsburgh is 3.9, compared to the national rate of 10.8 and the state rate of 6.2.  

Syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics, and in most cases, these diseases are curable. Left untreated, however, STDs can be transmitted to other people and lead to serious complications, such as infertility, miscarriage, birth defects, increased risk of HIV, certain types of cancer, and early death. Fortunately, screening is more accessible than ever, even for those who have limited means or no health insurance coverage. Pittsburgh is home to several nonprofit, community-based organizations that provide free STD screening and treatment.  

STD Testing Locations in Pittsburgh, PA

Showing 16 Testing Locations in Pittsburgh

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Adagio Health

Turtle Creek Office

free / low cost

519 Penn Ave
Turtle Creek, 15145

(412) 349-4156
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Not available
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Low Cost
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Allegheny County Health Department

STD HIV/AIDS Clinic

free / low cost

1908 Wylie Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

(412) 578-8081
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 3:30pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 3:30pm
  • Wednesday,12:30pm To 7:30pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 3:30pm
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  • Notes: Patients can register 30 minutes before clinic opens. Take patients on a first come, first serve basis. No appt or insurance is necessary.
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  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Allegheny Health Network

Positive Health Clinic

free / low cost

1307 Federal St
Ste B10
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

(412) 359-3360
[email protected]
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Friday,8:00am To 4:30pm
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  • Notes: Clinic is open one evening each month; call for schedule.
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  • Free HIV Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Sliding Scale
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  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Allies for Health + Wellbeing

free / low cost

5913 Penn Ave
2nd Fl
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

(412) 345-7456
[email protected]
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 4:30pm
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  • Notes: Testing Hours: Sun., 12noon-3:30pm; Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 9am-4:30pm; Wed., 9am-6:30pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Central Outreach Wellness Center

free / low cost

127 Anderson St
Ste 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

(412) 322-4151
[email protected]
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 7:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost

328 Cochran Rd
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228

(866) 389-2727
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost

5703 Steubenville Pike
Mckees Rocks, PA 15136

(866) 389-2727
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
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  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost

611 Duncan Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

(866) 389-2727
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
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  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Persad Center Incorporated

free / low cost

5301 Butler St
Ste 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

(412) 441-9786
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
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  • Notes: HIV testing on Tuesday from 12noon-5pm and Thursday 12noon-7:3pm. Also by appointment if needed. 412-441-9786.
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  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Family Planning Health Center

free / low cost

933 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 434-8971
[email protected]
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 2:30pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 3:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 3:30pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 2:45pm
  • Saturday,8:30am To 3:30pm
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  • Notes: Notes: Walk-in patients Tues., 8:30am-1pm; Wed., 8:30am-1:30pm; Fri., 8:30am-1:15pm; and Thur., Sat., 8:30am-2pm. The ability of walk-in patients to be seen depends on patient volume
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  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
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  • PrEP for uninsured
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania

Bridgeville Health Center

free / low cost

533 Washington Pike
Ste 203
Bridgeville, PA 15017

(412) 257-9880
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 2:30pm
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  • Donations Accepted
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  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Project Silk

free / low cost

304 Wood St
Mezzanine Fl
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 566-1013
[email protected]
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,1:00pm To 8:00pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council Incorporated

Sto-Rox Family Health Center

free / low cost

710 Thompson Ave
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

(412) 771-6462
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 8:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

UPMC Center for Care of Infectious Diseases

free / low cost

3601 5th Ave
Falk Medical Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412) 647-7228
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Not available Notes: Please contact the organization for hours of operation.
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
West Penn Medical Associates

free / low cost

4747 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

(412) 325-2850
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,7:30am To 4:00pm
  • Tuesday,7:30am To 4:00pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
West Penn Medical Associates

free / low cost

1748 Jancey St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

(412) 924-1130
Website

  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 4:00pm
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  • Friday,8:00am To 4:00pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes


STD Resources in Pittsburgh, PA 

Central Outreach Wellness Center 

Central Outreach Wellness Center is a federally funded holistic health organization that offers PrEP and STD testing in the Pittsburgh region, with a focus on serving LGBTQAI clients with limited resources. Some STDs that the clinic provides screening for include hepatitis, syphilis, herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Care is provided on a walk-in basis, or clients may make an appointment ahead of time for faster service. Most major health insurance plans are accepted, and free HIV and STD screenings are available to clients without health insurance. 

127 Anderson St. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 
412-322-4151 
Centraloutreach.com 

Allegheny County Health Department 

The Allegheny County Health Department operates an STD/HIV clinic that provides confidential care to clients aged 13 and over. Clients receive screening for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, genital warts, and trichomoniasis. Some results are available on the day of the testing, and other results are available to clients over the phone after 10 days. The clinic is open on weekdays, and care is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Language line services are available for a variety of languages, and an on-site interpreter can be scheduled with advanced notice. 

1908 Wylie Ave. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 
412-578-8081 
Alleghenycounty.us 

Women’s Choice Network 

Women’s Choice Network provides a full array of reproductive health services to women, including pregnancy tests, sonograms, and STD testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. All testing is free of charge and performed by a registered nurse. Those who test positive for an STD can receive treatment on-site. While services are available by appointment only, same-day appointments can be made by using the clinic’s online booking tool or by calling or texting the clinic. Clients are required to bring some form of ID to their appointment. 

4615 Fifth Ave. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
Multiple Pittsburgh locations 
412-687-7767 
Imissedmyperiod.com  

Allies for Health + Wellbeing 

Allies for Health + Wellbeing is a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides an array of services, including medical and behavioral support, PrEP and PEP, a food pantry, hepatitis C treatment, and STD counseling and testing. The clinic offers rapid testing for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis, with results available within 20 minutes. Results for chlamydia and gonorrhea are available within 10 days. Testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis is provided free of charge. Clients who test positive can be treated on-site or receive a referral for another treatment provider. STD testing is available on weekdays, and no appointment is necessary. 

5913 Penn Ave. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 
412-345-7456 
Medicalclinicpittsburgh.com 

Birmingham Free Clinic 

Birmingham Free Clinic is a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing health services to underserved populations, including patients without health insurance. Some services that the clinic provides include primary and acute medical care, medication access, case management, and testing for STDs. All services are available at no cost to patients by volunteer doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. Care is provided by appointment and on a walk-in basis. Spanish interpreters are available on Monday evenings, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, and Saturday mornings. 

44 S. 9th St. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 
412-481-7900 
Birminghamfreeclinic.wordpress.com  

Adagio Health 

Adagio Health provides general and reproductive care, including adult immunizations, basic health screenings, tobacco cessation programs, birth control, basic infertility services, and HIV/STD testing and treatment. Testing is simple and quick, and while the center focuses primarily on women’s health care, STD screening is provided to both men and women. Clients without health insurance may qualify for free testing. To schedule an appointment, clients must call the clinic during operating hours or use the online booking tool. 

603 Stanwix St., Ste. #500 
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 
412-288-2130 
Adagiohealth.org