Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), spread through sexual contact and are very common. Testing is important because STDs don’t always cause symptoms or may only cause mild symptoms, so it is possible to have an infection and not know it. STDs can have consequences ranging from mild to serious such as infertility, tubal pregnancy, cancer, and sterility.

STDs are preventable. If you engage in sexual activity, click here to learn how to protect yourself and your sex partner(s) with information from the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

STD Clinic

Tuesdays 10:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 4:00PM and Thursdays 1:00PM - 4:00PM

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center has a dedicated STD Clinic to help our community prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections. There is confidential testing, treatment, and counseling available for:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis C

A $35.00 fee applies (subject to additional lab fees) and individuals may receive assistance with the provision of treatment medications.

For questions about the STD Clinic or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

(573) 335-7846

HSV-2 SEMO Campus Alert
Herpes Simplex 2 (HSV-2) has been found to be an increasing issue on the SEMO University campus. Testing is available at the SEMO Clinic. The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is referring all students who want an HSV-2 Test to contact the SEMO Clinic at (573) 651-2270.

To prevent a false positive result, you must test only when you have active symptoms (blisters/sores).