One of the most frustrating challenges of parenthood is to try and remove the stigma behind STDs, and convince your teen to opt for STD testing if they present with any symptoms..
Whether you like it or not, most teenagers will start to develop sexually and experiment with romantic partners. While this is a natural part of growing up, your teenager can unintentionally contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
To put things into perspective, 0.78% of every 100,000 people in Florida contract an STD.
We here at Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care are actively trying to combat the stigma revolving around STDs, and offer discrete and affordable STD testing for teens in Florida or Central Florida, Port St Lucie, West Melbourne and Jacksonville.
What Are The Most Common Symptoms of STDs?
Unfortunately, diagnosing an STD is not as simple as it seems. The majority of STDs can be asymptomatic and show no signs.
The most common STDs are gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes (HPV 1 and HPV 2). Some of the less common STDs include syphilis, HIV, hepatitis, scabies, and more.
However, the most common general symptom of STDs in teens include:
- Burning sensation whilst peeing
- Itchy genitals
- Pain in the testicles (in men)
- Genital warts
How Do We Diagnose STDs at Night Lite Pediatrics?
At Night Lite Pediatrics, we take STDs seriously. STD testing is a discrete service that works as quickly as possible. Our STDs are carried out either by:
- Blood tests
- Urine samples
- Genital swabs
- HIV testing
Our urgent care locations offer easy online scheduling in addition to walk-in and call-ahead options. While most Pediatric Urgent Care patients can expect a short wait time, booking an arrival time online should cut that wait considerably and get you out and on with your day more quickly.
When Should You Get Tested?
Contracting an STD is not shameful, as these are some of the most common bacterial infections that spread throughout a population. According to the CDC, STD testing Florida or Central Florida, Port St Lucie, West Melbourne and Jacksonville, should be carried out when:
- You get a new sexual partner
- You develop any symptoms
Hours of Operation
We are open 7 days a week, including holidays. Our Orlando locations weekday hours are from 4 pm-midnight, and our weekend hours are from noon-midnight. Our Jacksonville, West Melbourne and Port. St Lucie locations are open from 3pm-11pm on weekdays and 11am-11pm on weekends.
Directions to Night Lite Pediatrics Orlando, Florida
When asking yourself, “where can I find quick, reliable, and convenient STD tests in Orlando?”, simply follow our mapped locations and find which practice is closest to you.
If you are a teenager looking to get tested for STD, please call the clinic located nearest to you using our clinic telephone directory.
Insurance & Self-Pay Information
At Night Life Pediatrics Urgent Care, we accept all major health insurance policies and provide various self-pay options.
Please remember to book an arrival time and complete the online registration to speed up your visit and prevent any unnecessary charges.
How much does Pediatric STD testing cost in Orlando, Florida?
STD tests range in cost from $14 to $444 across various laboratories in Florida. At Night Lite Pediatrics, we offer STD tests for certain conditions, and other tests at a competitive price.
Teens get tested using either a blood test, genital swab, or urine culture.
Yes, STDs do not discriminate and affect any sexually active individual.
The most common STDs prevalent in 14 year olds are Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HPV.
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