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At Same Day, we understand the important role empathy plays in providing quality STD testing services. That’s why we employ caring individuals who are passionate about our cause!

Below, you’ll have the chance to get to know our staff members –– who they are, and how they can help you deal with any situation you may be facing. All of our staff are experienced and committed to providing solutions to individuals in need.

An STD testing experience should be built on trust; so get to know us!

Shannon

Shannon

CEO
What do you do at Same Day STD Testing
By title, I am the CEO of Wellex Inc which powers samedaystdtesting.com. Some have called me other things like “Head Diva In Charge” or “Boss Lady,” but at the end of the day I am here to lead a great team of caring folks. As a team, we answer each call with concern and without judgement. We understand it can be embarrassing for a stranger to ask you questions about your sexual history, but we just want to understand your exact needs to provide you the peace of mind you need. We often refer to this as a “phone hug!”
What is your favorite part of working at Same Day STD Testing?
I love what we do. I love that we are able to provide a discreet service for people concerned about their sexual health. I love to talk to patients and let them know that it is going to be okay.  Our service is different because we take the time to listen and help educate patients on STD testing.
What is the best advice you could give to someone who calls in?
DO NOT GOOGLE your symptoms!! Please don’t play doctor. You will only scare yourself and convince yourself that you are dying. So before planning your funeral, give us a call. We can phone hug it out.  
What question do you get asked most often, and what is your response?
“If I don’t have symptoms, do I need to get tested?” YES! The decision to get tested should not be based on symptoms, it should be made based on potential exposure or the need for a check-up. Many people call us for a check-up because they are entering into a new relationship, which is very responsible behavior. Just because someone lacks symptoms, it doesn’t mean that they do not have an STD or STI. Many of these viruses and infections can be asymptomatic. Even without symptoms, you are able to transmit an STD or STI to your partner. This is why rates are so high in the United States.
What stigma do you wish you could remove about STDs or STD testing?
Herpes . . . When I have to tell people that they have herpes, they think their sexual life is over.  The fact is that about 1 in 6 people in the US aged 14-49 have genital herpes according to the CDC. A lot of people have it but we don’t talk about it. We are not turning to social media and posting about our herpes diagnosis. The freedom is in knowing that you have the virus, how it is transmitted and how it is not, and treatment methods. In having that knowledge, people go on to having very healthy, happy, active sex lives.
Susan

Susan

Patient Consultant
What do you do at Same Day STD Testing
I communicate test results, educate patients, and coordinate care with our physician network.
What is your favorite part of working at Same Day STD Testing?
We have a great team committed to serving our patients. I love the freedom I have to spend as much time as needed easing concerns, answering questions, or educating patients.
What is the best advice you could give to someone who calls in?
We understand that testing is stressful! Many of our patients experience similar feelings and anxiety that testing creates. We are non-judgmental listeners and are here to help you.
What question do you get asked most often, and what is your response?
“What now?” Many STDs do not have obvious symptoms, so it is good thing you got tested. We will figure out the best treatment plan for you or the best way to move forward.
What stigma do you wish you could remove about STDs or STD testing?
You are not alone. It is easy to feel as though you may be on your own island, but that is not the case. Many people are going through a similar situation.
Andrew

Andrew

Patient Consultant
What do you do at Same Day STD Testing
Patient Consultant
What is your favorite part of working at Same Day STD Testing?
Helping patients understand the risks and causes of STDs as well as creating a comfortable environment for a subject that can often be tough to discuss.
What is the best advice you could give to someone who calls in?
Don’t wait –– get tested! Encourage people to get tested and help break the barrier.
What question do you get asked most often, and what is your response?
“I’m not having symptoms, so do I really need to get tested?” Absolutely! A lot of patients do not experience symptoms, which means they are unaware of the status of their sexual health. This leads to an influx of STD-positive patients and can affect other areas of their health.
What stigma do you wish you could remove about STDs or STD testing?
That people assume having an STD means you’re “dirty.” EVERY sexually active individual should get tested regularly!
Nicole

Nicole

Patient Consultant
What do you do at Same Day STD Testing
Patient Consultant. I listen without judgement. I help patients determine which tests they need or want by having a sincere conversation regarding symptoms, risk, and exposure time ensuring peace of mind.
What is your favorite part of working at Same Day STD Testing?
Helping people by educating them but . . . hearing a patient’s sigh of relief from a negative result is the best part.
What is the best advice you could give to someone who calls in?
Do not stress out until there is a reason to and even then please know MOST STIs are curable.  The internet symptom sites are not your friends in situations like this. Many STIs will have similar symptoms which makes it difficult for someone who is untrained to determine which test is best. Please call us and speak to a counselor so we can discuss symptoms and guide you to the proper test.
What question do you get asked most often, and what is your response?
“Can I have an STI since I do not have any symptoms?” Yes, there are many STIs that are asymptomatic (meaning they do not have symptoms). Just because you don’t have symptoms, it doesn’t mean you are STI-free. You may not know you even have an STI unless you’re tested, which is why they are so easily spread.
What stigma do you wish you could remove about STDs or STD testing?
It does not mean you are dirty or careless. Accidents happen. Condoms can break. We are human, we will make mistakes and condoms are not always foolproof. Testing should not be considered shameful, since it’s actually quite responsible. Those who are sexually active getting an STI check annually are not only helping to ensure their sexual and physical health, but their partners’ as well.
Nikki

Nikki

Patient Consultant
What do you do at Same Day STD Testing
I am the point of contact for individuals who feel they may have exposed themselves to an STD. In addition, I also help those that would like to simply check up on their sexual health. I would consider myself a Health Counselor for those who may feel alone, or upset by the sexual decisions they have made. We are here to help in every way possible.
What is your favorite part of working at Same Day STD Testing?
Giving individuals peace of mind is my favorite part about working here. Having, or thinking you have an STD can be beyond scary. I love to educate our patients, and to let them know regardless of the results, this isn’t the end for them or their sexual lives. I enjoy the education piece of it all, as well as helping one less person get affected by an STD.
What is the best advice you could give to someone who calls in?
We are spiritual-sexual beings all at the same time. It’s okay to partake in both, and to explore healthy sexual desires. However, you have to put yourself first; that includes your sexual health. Ask your partners for their (testing) paperwork, and make sure you have yours. Never put yourself in a position where you have to worry. Get tested.
What question do you get asked most often, and what is your response?
“I’m not having any symptoms. Do you really think it’s an STD?” Well, you are right. It could be a number of things going on with you and your body. However, if you have come in recent contact with a person that you don’t know from Adam, it’s important that you rule the others “possibilities” out. A bump on your genital area can be an ingrown hair, a pimple, or herpes. It’s up to you to see what it is, and what it isn’t.
What stigma do you wish you could remove about STDs or STD testing?
It is not the end of the world! I think growing up, health classes, and well-meaning parents always taught that when you get an STD –– it’s the end of your life. Technology has advanced in a way were most STDs can be cured with a simple antibiotic. The STDs that stay with you long term can be managed quite well, and you can still have a healthy and happy sex life. It’s not the end of the world –– just know your status so you and your future partners can make a sound decision moving forward sexually.
Jim

Jim

Marketing and Patient Consultant
What do you do at Same Day STD Testing
Marketing and Patient Consultant
What is your favorite part of working at Same Day STD Testing?
Helping a variety of people from all walks of life get the safest, most accurate, and most convenient testing available.
What is the best advice you could give to someone who calls in?
Get peace of mind. Get tested. You won’t really know unless you go and seek answers.
What question do you get asked most often, and what is your response?
“Why do I need to get tested? I’m not showing any symptoms.” I tell them to get tested anyway because many STDs can go undetected if not tested. People don’t always show symptoms after infection.
What stigma do you wish you could remove about STDs or STD testing?
It’s perfectly natural to want to enjoy sex with a partner, and testing to ensure your health should be a non-stigmatized part of it.
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