What are the STI test options in Anchorage,AK?
According to the Department of Health and Social Services the city of Anchorage has some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases per capita.
STD rates are on the rise. Public health posters advertise the rising rates of such STDs as syphilis, advising for testing and treatment to stop the spread of infection.
In 2016 the rate for chlamydia was 771.6 per 100,000 people. The rate of gonorrhea cases was reported at 334.7 per 100,000 residents in 2017.
From the Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services to the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association, it’s easy to find a testing center in the city of Anchorage. Alaska Youth Advocates offer services on West 6th Avenue, Planned Parenthood offices are located on Lake Otis Parkway, and the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center can be found on Business Park Boulevard.
Free STD testing is also available at some clinics that include the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s) on W. Fireweed Ln. There are some qualifications that you will need to meet so it is best to call before the appointment.
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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.