What are the STI test options in Allen,TX?
On the southbound end of Tornado Alley, deep in the heart of The Lone Star State is the all-American city of Allen, Texas. This subtropical sprawl offers mild winters and affordable cost of living within an easy commuting range of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. But that convenience comes with risk as the region saw one of the most drastic surges in STD transmission in recent years.
Dallas County saw the highest increase of cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the nation, according to a Health Testing Centers analysis of the 2017 Sexually Transmitted Disease Report by the Centers of Disease Control.
With syphilis rising 40% higher than the national average, chlamydia 29% and gonorrhea approximately 37%. Worse still, more than 2,500 people were denied service or turned away because of insufficient availability of appointments.
Dr. Philip Huang—the newest County Health Director—is in the process of expanding clinical service capacity. He estimates that between up to 200-400 patients were turned away each month over a two year period. Before he took the position he says he even tried to call in to see what the appointment wait time was. He waited on hold for over an hour and never was able to get through.
There are plenty of locations you can visit to get tested in the Allen area. A handful immediately off the Sam Rayburn Tollway and/or the 75. STI testing is offered at Real Options for Women on west McDermott drive. Whichever you choose, call in advance and make an appointment, to better assure and ensure that you are seen in a timely manner. For students of National American University in Allen, more options, or even free testing, may be available by checking campus events.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Allen clinics with our easy-to-read chart.
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