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Health Services

STD and HIV Testing

STD counseling and testing is available by appointment only. Testing is performed during the academic school year. The cost for testing is dependent on the tests ordered by the provider. Call 518-580-5550 to schedule an appointment.

HIV testing and counseling is also available by appointment. On September 1, 2010, New York State's new HIV testing law took effect. The goal of this new law is to increase the number of people being tested leading to faster identification of HIV positive patients who do not know their status. The law requires that an offer of HIV related testing be made to all persons between the ages of 13 and 64 receiving hospital or primary care services except under specific circumstances. Health Services staff members will be discussing the "Offer of HIV testing" to students at least once in their time as a Skidmore student.

Testing is voluntary and can be done as a confidential test at Health Services or as an anonymous test at a public testing center. The law protects the confidentiality of HIV test results and other related information.

Health Services offers both rapid oral testing and blood testing:

  • Oral test costs $20 / results available in 20 minutes
  • Blood test costs $17 / results available in approximately 1 week

STI Testing Costs

STD and HIV Resources

  • Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, Inc. - Saratoga Center   
    236 Washington St., Saratoga Springs
    Fax 518-581-2524
    Hours: Monday 8am-5pm (walk-in appointments every Monday 8-11:30am)
               Tuesday 9am-6pm
               Wednesday 11am-7pm
               Thursday 9am-5pm
               Friday 8am-3pm
    Plan B $10
  • Planned Parenthood
    Glens Falls
  • Skidmore Health Services & Hudson Headwaters Health Network
    Free HIV Clinic at Health Services
    First Friday during October to April
  • Saratoga County Public Health
    31 Woodlawn Ave., Ste. 1
    Saratoga Springs
    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
  • Saratoga County Public Health 
    Free STD Clinic Every Wednesday 9:30-11AM 
    31 Woodlawn Ave., Ste. 1
    Saratoga Springs 
    Appointment Necessary
    518-584-7460 ext. 8597                               
  • CDC-National STD & HIV hotlines
    800-227-8922 or 800-342-2437
  • CDC-Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP)
  • American Social Health Association (ASHA)
  • STD Questions