A new sexual health tool to reach the people you serve
Designed for programs and health departments
Building a home collection program from the ground up is a heavy lift. Check Yourself uses laboratory-developed tests that ship overnight to and from your customers.
Some of the unique elements of Check Yourself include:
• Fully integrated electronic lab reporting (ELR)
• Patient and provider portals for ordering, resulting
• “Nudges” guide people through self-collection and shipment
• Technical support and training for portal users
• A telehealth option allows you to order the kit for your user population
• An outreach option where Disease Intervention Specialists distribute bulk-ordered kits
Check Yourself is the first ever STI home testing solution that was developed by, for, and in partnership with public health departments. Kit users have 24/7 access to a toll-free lab assistance line that can walk users through the sample collection process. All results are automatically promptly reported to state and local health jurisdictions’ surveillance departments leading to timely follow-up and treatment as required.
Moreover, health departments can opt into two free follow-up phone calls to kit users to notify them of their results and provide next steps. NCSD also provides at no additional cost communications materials, one-on-one technical assistance, fiscal management and reporting assistance. All of these services are free to jurisdictions – all you pay for is the cost of the kit!
The standard kit:
• CT (urine)
• GC (urine)
• Trichomonas (urine)
• Syphilis T. pallidum antibody (finger stick whole blood microtainer)
• HIV (finger stick whole blood microtainer)
*We are working on reflexing EIA to RPR and validating rectal GC/CT swabs
*Hepatitis C and PrEP labs available by request
Ordering what works for your organization
Local health departments, community based organizations, and medical providers can contract directly with NCSD to participate in Check Yourself. For more information, please email email@example.com or complete the information form below to learn more about which options may work best for your organization and workflow. We can help you determine the right amount to order based on your programmatic needs and budget.
When you contract with NCSD on Check Yourself, you pay no hidden fees or licensing fees; all the other services NCSD offers are included in the price of the kit. This cost includes overnight shipping to the user, portal access for providers ordering test kits, overnight shipping to the user, the option for up to two notification attempts for abnormal results, and marketing collateral for you to promote home collection with your user population. Kit costs also include training for providers and administrators in using the portal, ordering kits, and ongoing technical support such as reporting assistance.
Get in touch today to get your order started!
About Check Yourself
NCSD’s Check Yourself initiative is a public health partnership with LetsGetChecked, a virtual care company and commercial lab located in Monrovia, California. LetsGetChecked allows customers to manage their health from home, providing direct access to telehealth services, pharmacy, and laboratory tests with at-home sample collection kits for a wide range of health conditions including Sexual Health, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Thyroid, Coronavirus (COVID-19), and more. Founded in 2015, the company empowers people with the care they need to live longer, happier lives. Today, LetsGetChecked is a leader in healthcare innovation with an end-to-end model including manufacturing, logistics, lab analysis, affiliated physician support, and prescription fulfillment, which provides a seamless user experience and a convenient, reliable, and secure healthcare experience.
LetsGetChecked is available nationwide in the United States and most EU countries. It is co-headquartered in Dublin and New York, with teammates all over the world. To learn more visit www.letsgetchecked.com.
NCSD is a national public health membership organization representing health department STD directors, their support staff, and their community-based partners across 50 states, seven large cities, and eight U.S. territories. We provide leadership, build capacity, convene partners, and advocate. For more information, visit www.ncsddc.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Standard 5 test is suitable for asymptomatic individuals interested in routine screening. Additionally, the Standard 5 test is useful for partners of individuals with positive STI test results. We recommend that all individuals who are experiencing STI-related symptoms follow-up with a health care provider or sexual health clinic as soon as possible.
LetsGetChecked has a team of board-certified physicians who have created expert support materials and detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results.
Additionally, our Clinical Care Team is available to members, comprised of nurses and physicians who are specially trained to review results, provide guidance for positive and inconclusive results, and answer any other questions members may have regarding their test results. All Positive and Inconclusive results receive a call from a LetsGetChecked nurse.
LetsGetChecked prioritizes the privacy and security of all information we process on behalf of our customers and is committed to complying with all applicable privacy laws and regulations, including sectoral and state privacy laws. This includes maintaining a group-wide privacy and security program that is aligned to the requirements of privacy laws, where they apply to us.
Customer specific details such as name, address, date of birth, email, phone number, etc. are fully anonymized on a user account should they request their data to be deleted.
LetsGetChecked has its own CLIA/CAP/BSL II certified high complexity laboratory for processing infectious disease samples and this will ensure that received samples are analyzed to meet the required turnaround time. The accuracy of tests carried out on all samples obtained following the instructions for use (provided within each test kit), mirrors the accuracy of tests carried out in a doctor's office or hospital, as the same analytical protocols are used. Our laboratories carry the highest level of local accreditation, they are CLIA and CAP-accredited.