What are the STI test options in Belvidere,IL?
Belvidere, IL, a city in the Rockland Metro area and Boone County, is facing an STD outbreak that’s not slowing down.
Between 2008 and 2017 the county reported an increase in chlamydia cases from 96 new, annual infections to 154. The outbreak rate went from 230 new diagnoses in 2008 to 284.
During the same time, gonorrhea diagnoses went from 13 in 2008 to 28 in 2017 or a rate increase of 31 new infections for every 100,000 residents to 52.
From 2008 to 2010, the county didn’t report any primary or secondary syphilis cases. That changed in 2011 with the first two diagnoses and another two the following year.
Health officials in Belvidere and Boone County are concerned over the rising STD infections and are asking all individuals that are sexually active to seek regular testing to stop the spread of these diseases.
Many locations in Belvidere and nearby offer comprehensive STD testing. Most clinics also provide treatment and aftercare services.
Crusader Community Health offers STI screenings at its Belvidere Clinic on Logan Ave. It’s located directly across from Prospect Ave with parking in the front of the building.
Another Crusader Community Health location is the Alpine Clinic on N Alpine Rd in Rockford. It also has another entrance on Guilford Rd.
Some places may offer free STD testing. It’s possible these sites will ask for proof of income and other services, such as treatment and follow-up care, might not be included with free screenings.
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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.