Elevate Health Group
Primary Care Physicians & Internists located in Glendale, CA & La Canada, CA
Elevate Health Group performs STD screenings in Glendale and La Canada, CA. Founded by two Board Certified Internal Medicine Physicians, Elevate Health Group provides a variety of services essential, such as annual physicals, medical management, in-patient hospital services and vaccinations in addition to discrete and accurate STD testing.
STD Screening Q & A
What is an STD Screening?
STD screening tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis. There is a different test for each of these diseases. Some tests include a physical exam to look for the presence of a rash, discharge, sores or warts. A few STD tests require the use of a swab to collect discharge, saliva, tissue or cells for examination. Other STD screens involve a blood test or urine test.
Why is an STD Test Important?
STDs are common. In many cases, STDs cause no symptoms so a person with a sexually transmitted disease may not know it. These diseases can affect a person’s health and can interfere with his or her ability to have children STD screening protects a patient’s reproductive and overall health as well as the health of their partners.
Who Needs STD Screening?
Anyone who is sexually active, particularly someone who has had multiple partners, can benefit from an STD check. Those who have unsafe sex or share drug injection needles should have an HIV test at least once a year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all adults and adolescents between the ages of 13 and 64 have an HIV test at least once in their lives. The CDC also recommends annual chlamydia and gonorrhea screenings for sexually active women under the age of 25 and older women with risk factors, such as multiple sex partners or a partner with an STD. Men who have sex with men should have annual screenings for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Males who have multiple or anonymous male partners should undergo STD testing more frequently.
All Major Insurances Accepted
Please call the office for any questions regarding insurance.
Words from our patients
""[Dr. Tovmassian]...is highly knowledgable and has amazing bedside manner. Highly recommended."
"Elevate Health Group has brought a whole new light to the way medicine is done in this city. I highly recommend both doctors and their services."
"Elevate Health Group showed me that some doctors do care and are willing to take as much time as it takes to explain why things happen and how you can improve issues."
"Dr. Tovmassian was very helpful and answered all of my questions. Best of all, I felt comfortable talking to him and will always be grateful..."
"Dr. Tovmassian was amazing, I am truly happy I made the choice to come see him. He was both thorough and caring."
" I highly recommend Dr. Tovmassian and Dr. Derhartunian they both have great experience and knowledge. They truly care for your health!"
"Dr. Derhartunian was great. I have long held back on visiting a physician, but I have now found one that I feel comfortable with. I highly recommend..."
"So glad I found Dr. Tovmassian, he is simply the best. I was suffering from significant allergies"
"Caring, thorough, and overall excellent doctor. I recommend this practice highly"