Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted disease

Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted disease

Polyclinic is open:
monday to friday 8:00 - 16:00

The skin and venereal disease polyclinic of the North Estonia Medical Centre (registration desk No. 10) offers testing for the following sexually transmitted diseases (STDs):

  • urogenital chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis)
  • gonorrhoea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)
  • mycoplasma (Mycoplasma genitalium)
  • ureaplasma (Ureaplasma urealyticum)
  • trichomoniasis (Trichomonas vaginalis)
  • syphilis (Treponema pallidum)
  • HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)
  • herpesviruses (HSV1, HSV2)
  • HPV (human papillomavirus)
  • hepatitis B and hepatitis C (HBsAg, HCV Ab)

Testing for STDs should be carried out if:

  • you have had unprotected sex with a new or random partner
  • your partner has been diagnosed with an STD
  • you suspect you have an STD or you have symptoms that may indicate an STD.

It is important to consider the “window” period when getting tested. You should get tested at least 7 days after possible exposure. If symptoms (pain, itching, genital discharge, rash, skin changes) appear, seek medical advice.

For more information, please contact the skin and venereal disease polyclinic on 617 2970

Testing for venereal diseases 

Contact registration desk No. 10 of the Skin and Venereal Disease Polyclinic of the North Estonia Medical Centre if you wish to be tested for venereal diseases. Analyses for sexually transmitted diseases are performed on urine (gonorrhoea, chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and Trichomonas) and blood (HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis). The patient must fill out the STD risk assessment questionnaire prepared by the Estonian Society for Dermatovenereologists on paper, which will later be digitised. The results of the analyses can be found in the Patient Portal within two working days. A nurse will check the test results and, in the case of a positive test result, contact the patient and make a doctor’s appointment. 

The service is financed by the Estonian Health Insurance Fund; patients can also pay for the service based on the price list of paid services. Uninsured persons must pay a visit fee, plus the fee for analyses. 

If you have a rash on the genital area, you should definitely consult a dermatovenereologist. 

To obtain reliable test results, patients should not have washed or passed urine for 3 hours before the sample is to be collected and women should not be menstruating.