Testing is the best way to gain peace of mind and maintain your own, as well as that of others. You should consider getting tested in case:
- You have had unprotected sex (including when a condom breaks or slips off during use) with a new or casual sexual partner
- Your partner has been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD)
- You suspect you have an STD or you have symptoms that may indicate an STD
Step-by-step guide to testing
In order to obtain accurate test results, before providing a urine sample, you should refrain from urinating or washing yourself for at least 2 hours. Additionally, you cannot provide a sample during menstruation. It is important to consider the “window period” and get tested at least 7 days after potential exposure.
At the Skin and Venereal Diseases Outpatient Clinic (registration desk 10) you can get yourself checked without a doctor´s referral. No need to book an appointment – simply check-in at the registration desk no 10.
At the outpatient clinic
Testing is free if you are covered with health insurance. Otherwise, it is possible to pay for the service based on the price list of paid services. Uninsured are required to pay the nurse´s visitation fee as well as a fee for the analyses.
At the clinic, you will need to fill out the STD risk assessment questionnaire created by the Estonian Society for Dermatovenerologists.
Analyses are collected from urine or blood samples, making the process quick and mostly painless. Analyses for gonorrhea, chlamydia, mycoplasma and trichomoniasis are collected from urine, while a sample for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis is collected from blood.
You can find the results of the analyses in the Patient Portal within 2 working days. A nurse will check the test results, and in case of a positive result, will contact you as soon as possible to schedule an appointment with the doctor to discuss treatment options.
If you do not have health insurance or access to the Patient Portal to check the results of your tests, you will be contacted by phone. If you wish, you can also call the clinic yourself to inquire about the test results.
In case you have questions regarding appointments or testing arrangements, please call the Skin and Venereal Diseases Outpatient Clinic at 617 2970.
Please keep in mind that the reception desk does not address medical queries. In case of a positive result, a nurse will contact you directly. If necessary, you can also call and consult with your general practitioner.