Many people feel embarrassed when they go to the doctors office for a STD testing. Theres this feeling as if you did something wrong or that your being judged or being terrified that people will know your business. These are all thoughts many have in there head when they walk in those doctors doors.
If you are one of these people who get afraid of heading to the clinic this is for you! A startup is now providing Door-To-Door service of STD testing.
There are 20 million new sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. every year. To help individuals safeguard their health and curb the spread of STDs, healthcare startup GetTested, strives to make the screening experience more convenient, accessible and private. The new service is an at-home alternative to time-consuming, uncomfortable STD tests at the health clinic.
Healthcare startup Medcinity announces the launch of GetTested, a new at-home STD screening service. Catering to a new generation of consumers, GetTested, is a straight-to-consumer testing option that allows individuals to screen themselves on their own schedules and in the privacy of their own homes. No more inconvenient, uncomfortable trips to the health clinic.
GetTested kits screen for seven STDs, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes (HSV 2), HIV, hepatitis C (HCV) and trichomoniasis. Many STDs are asymptomatic, which leaves many unaware they are infected. GetTested’s full panel test eliminates uncertainty and allows individuals to ensure they are free and clear of the most common STDs.
GetTested’s user-friendly test kits allow for easy collection of samples. Each kit is gender specific and includes either a vaginal swab collection kit or a urine collection kit, and a blood card. Samples can be collected within 10 minutes and mailed directly to a CLIA certified and CAP accredited laboratory for testing. Individuals are notified of the availability of their results via email within three to five days. Individuals can login and access these results online through a HIPAA compliant portal.
“STDs are an epidemic in our country and everyone who is sexually active is at risk. Current STD testing options simply aren’t helping solve the problem and often serve as a deterrent for those most at risk,” says Hannah Dela Cruz, spokesperson for GetTested. “By bringing an easy, at-home screening option to the market, GetTested seeks to bridge the gap between safeguarding sexual health and the convenience and privacy consumers desire.”
GetTested is a member of the PWNHealth network, a leading provider of lab connectivity, compliance, and patient outreach solutions. In the event of an HIV positive result, individuals will receive a phone consultation with a physician at no additional cost.
GetTested is currently available nationwide, except Alaska and Hawaii. Test kits are priced at $199 and include a full panel test, shipping, and a medical consultation, if needed. Individuals can purchase test kits through www.GetTested.com.
For more information on GetTested contact Hannah Dela Cruz at 702-241-0100 or Press@GetTested.com.