Do the right thing, don’t ignore the sting

“The friendly city of Portland, Oregon is currently experiencing an increase in the rate of STDs that include Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, C, Herpes, HIV, and Syphilis, which is why it is important for you to be tested.” –Safer STD Testing website

The City of Roses is getting a high dose of tainted love alongside its population growth, so here’s a quick list of testing centers to keep you in tune with your Muladhara chakra.

Multnomah County STD Clinic
426 SW Stark St., 6th floor
Appointment only.
Sliding scale; won’t refuse if you can’t pay.

Those with no symptoms have the “Just Checking” option that costs $25 or $45 as determined by risk level.

Outside In
1132 SW 13th Ave.
Walk-ins welcome.
Sliding scale.

You need a valid ID and proof of income and address.

209 SW 4th Ave.
Free, but Yelp reviews say show up early.

Pivot’s website specifies that it offers services to gay, bisexual, queer men and transgender people.

Planned Parenthood (NE & SE)
3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
3231 SE 50th Ave.
1-888- 875-7820
Free or low-cost, depending.

Offers Saturday testing, and free birth control for those who qualify.

Westover Heights Clinic
2330 NW Flanders St. #207
Full screen can cost up to the $250 to $375 range.

Offers counseling and treatment services, especially for herpes.