What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in Bainbridge Island,WA?
Bainbridge Island, a city in western Washington, is close to Seattle and has experienced a continued surge in sexually transmitted disease cases. Chlamydia cases are the most prominent in Kitsap County, with a rate of 359.5 cases in 2014. By 2017, the incidence rate increased by 14% to 417.7 per 100,000 people.
The number of people affected by gonorrhea in Kitsap County is also quite significant, with 276 cases recorded in 2017. Previously, in 2014, only 189 residents were affected by this sexually transmitted disease.
HIV prevalence is also on the rise. In 2010, it was estimated that 184 residents in Kitsap County were living with HIV. By 2015, 283 residents aged 13 or above were estimated to be affected by HIV.
To combat the high number of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases in Kitsap County, Kitsap Public Health District provide essential STD treatment services such as Expedited Partner Therapy for persons diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea.
Kitsap Public Health District also provides opportunities for tests and treatments for some sexually transmitted diseases, via its partnership with the Madison Clinic in Seattle.
Alternative options for STD tests and treatments are the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands which has a clinic in nearby Bremerton, the Wheaton Way Medical Clinic and the Bremerton Clinic on Sixth St.
Some clinics in Bainbridge Island and nearby communities might offer free STD testing. However, Multiple payment methods might not be available for treatments, and the clinics may have inconvenient hours.
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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.