At-Home STI Testing to End the Stigma

Doctors’ appointments can be expensive, and sometimes you want to get your test ordered and drawn without having to witness judging eyes or long-winded lectures. Now, we can get the STI test results while enjoying our privacy.

There are numerous accredited companies to choose from including Nurx, EverlyWell, LetsGetChecked, Private iDNA and STD Check. We've gathered the most prominent to make comparisons easy.


Nurx offers three different STI testing kits, each covering different risk groups. People who have never been tested for STIs are most likely to benefit from their Full Control Kit, which tests for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and Hepatitis C, for $199. Samples are easy to get and don’t require a trip to your local lab. Nurx accepts numerous health insurance programs, including BlueCross BlueShield and Medicaid, and its tests are available in 27 U.S. states.


EverlyWell has two standard STI packages, specifically catered to males and females, for $199 each. Consumers can also order specific tests individually, including screenings for HIV and hepatitis C, each for an additional $39. Depending on results, EverlyWell will provide an online consultation with one of their doctors, who may prescribe antibiotics if a treatable infection is found.


LetsGetChecked has four different STI testing packages, ranging from $99 to $299. Their Complete 10 kit is more comprehensive than most doctors’ offices, including tests for Gardnerella, mycoplasma and ureaplasma, as well as syphilis, HIV, herpes and most other common STIs. They offer medical support all hours and days of the week, and one of their doctors will even call those who need to discuss results or treatment options.

Private iDNA

Private iDNA claims to have the fastest, most reliable and most competitively priced home STD tests on the market. Prices start at $68 and range up to $298 for the most comprehensive package. Private iDNA offers free retesting for all initial positive results, with a money-back satisfaction guarantee, and results are readily smartphone accessible.

STD Check

STD Check has performed over 2,000,000 STI tests in over 4,500 testing centers across the country, and they’re the only private testing company that offers an FDA-approved early detection test for HIV. They have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and they’ve been featured in magazines such as Forbes, Allure and Glamour. Prices range from $129 to $349. Though testing requires showing up at a testing center to give blood and urine samples, they’re still a great way to skip the doctor visit.

STI testing can offer important answers, and now, with these services, it’s never been easier.

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9/19/2019 7:00:00 AM
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