What are the STI test options in Agawam,MA?
Agawam, MA, a city in Hampden County, is in the middle of an STD crisis. In 2016, chlamydia and HIV rates were 40% higher than the rest of the state. Nearby Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, and Ludlow had the highest rate of new chlamydia diagnoses in the county.
There are 1,906 people living with HIV aged 13 or older in Hampden. The rate of new syphilis and chlamydia infections were two to four times higher in the county than throughout the rest of Massachusetts.
Between 2012 and 2016, the number of new gonorrhea cases went from 202 to 485.
County health officials in Hampden are concerned about the growing number of new chlamydia and syphilis rates, which have been increasing since 2002 and are urging the importance of regular testing.
There are dozens of locations in and near Agawam, MA, that provide comprehensive STD testing. Most clinics offer STI screenings, preventive information, treatment, and follow-up care when necessary.
Tapestry Health offers a few sites with STI services. It has a family health clinic on the corner of Congress St. and Main St. in Springfield. The center on Maple St. in Springfield has off-street parking. Both spots are accessible by public transportation.
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts at the Western Massachusetts Health Center on the corner of Main St. and Wason Ave. in Springfield. It offers off-street parking and is on a public bus route.
Free STD testing might be possible at some locations. These sites may ask for proof of income, and at some clinics, patients won’t be able to speak with a doctor.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.