Fargo Cass Public Health Clinic offers screening for sexually transmitted diseases and infections, including HIV. Routine screenings include checks for chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, hepatitis B and HIV. Other screenings offered include high-risk HPV, syphilis and vaginitis.
Rapid HIV testing results are available in 20 minutes.
All of our STD services are confidential and parental consent is not required. Services are offered without regard to age, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or ability to pay.
HIV antibody testing is available free of charge at Fargo Cass Public Health Clinic. The North Dakota Department of Health sponsors testing. The HIV antibody test detects the presence of antibodies to the HIV virus by using a simple blood test. This is not a test for AIDS. The test does not tell you if you have AIDS; it does show if you have been infected with the virus which can cause AIDS.
Remember, you are most contagious before you even know you are HIV positive. That is why you must protect yourself and your partner all the time.
How do I access the service?
To schedule an appointment for an STD or HIV screening, call 241-1383. Our office hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening hours are available Monday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Paying for Services:
We base the cost of our services on your household size and income. We accept medical assistance, some private insurance and credit card payments. Please inform our staff if you do not want bills sent to your home address.