Looking for information about how to get tested for STI/STDs in the Bozeman area? We can help.

Sexually transmitted infections (also known as sexually transmitted diseases) are quite common, even here in Montana. Getting tested for an STI in Bozeman is simple and easy. Our caring providers can do quick and confidential tests for STIs. Bridgercare offers treatment options with easy-to-book appointments, available Monday through Friday.

STI/STDs that we provide tests and treatment for:

If you are having symptoms of infection or if you were notified that one of your partners tested positive, we recommend being seen as soon as possible to receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions about STI/STD Testing & Treatment in Bozeman, Montana

If you have just found out that you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), you are not alone. Bridgercare provides testing, treatment, and care in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

We offer STI tests and treatment to residents and visitors to the Bozeman area on a sliding fee scale, which means patients may receive discounts based on their income and household size.  Many patients qualify for discounts (last year, 80% of patients received a discount). We can also help you enroll in any programs you may qualify for to help you cover the costs of services.  Our fees are typically 1/3 less than other health care testing locations in the area.  Some of our services are not eligible for the sliding fee scale and include smoking cessation, mental health services, and services for post-menopausal women.

For teens, we offer a no charge walk-in Teen Clinic every Monday from 3-5:30 pm. More information here.

We receive funding from the national Title X grant, which covers less than 20% of our costs to provide services.  We rely on insurance and patient fees, along with donations, to provide low cost, high quality care in our community.

In Montana, a minor can access health services related to sexual health and pregnancy prevention or diagnosis (this includes birth control prescriptions) without parents being notified or involved.  This also means that we will keep your visits strictly confidential unless you specifically give us the authorization to discuss your care.  We encourage open lines of communication between teens and their parents (or a trusted adult) whenever possible!

Many STIs can present without symptoms. Bacterial infections like chlamydia and gonorrhea take at least 2 weeks after sexual intercourse with an infected partner for an accurate result. Viral infections like HIV and herpes can take 3 months or more for an accurate result. Sexually active adults should be tested once every 3 to 12 months depending on the level of sexual activity.

We recommend not screening early to avoid a “false negative.” Bacterial infections take at least 2 weeks after sexual intercourse for an accurate result, and viral infections can take 3 months or more for an accurate result. However, if you are having symptoms of infection or if you were notified that one of your partners tested positive, we recommend being seen as soon as possible accurate diagnosis and treatment. Please contact us with any questions about whether you should be tested.

There isn’t one test that screens for all STIs, and it’s not routine to screen for everything. Your provider will help you determine what is medically indicated based on your unique health history and risk factors. You can opt for any available testing you are interested in, but our sliding fee scale is only available for medically indicated lab work.

Some of our tests are sent to an outside lab, with results available within a few days. The clinic will contact you if any results come back abnormal.  You won’t receive a callback for negative results (so no news is good news), but you’re welcome to call and confirm your result if you don’t hear from us.

We want to make sure you have all the information you need about our services. We don’t turn anyone away and making sure that you are healthy and comfortable is our priority. Learn more about what to expect during your visit to Bridgercare.

Yes, we provide testing for HIV and many other STI/STDs including chlamydia, herpes, syphilis and more. There is a Rapid HIV test that takes 15 minutes to be resulted, as well as a HIV blood work lab available.

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