What are the STI test options in Berwyn,IL?

As with most regions in the country, Orange County has seen a spike in STD rates throughout the area, including Berwyn, IL.

According to the Illinois Department of Health’s 2017 Epidemiologic Summary report, gonorrhea and chlamydia rates in Cook County rose from 2016 to 2017. Chlamydia rates in Cook County (excluding Chicago) rose from 11,280 reported cases in 2016 to 12,130 reported cases in 2017 and gonorrhea rates increased from 2,772 reported cases in 2016 to 3,190 reported cases in 2017.

On the other hand, syphilis rates, including primary, secondary, and early stages, in Cook County (excluding Chicago) fell from 581 reported cases in 2016 to 539 reported cases in 2017.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reports show that the number of reported HIV cases in the county fell from 1,098 reported cases in 2016 to 898 reported HIV cases in 2017.

When looking for HIV or STD testing locations, there are several centers in Berwyn, IL that might offer STD testing, such as the MacNeal Healthcare Center and Cermak Immediate Care. There are of a number of private health care clinics and doctors in Berwyn that may provide STD and HIV testing. The majority of these clinics are located off West Cermak Road or near South Harlem Avenue.

If you prefer you can travel into the city of Chicago where you will find many of the locations that might offer STD testing, such as the Howard Brown Health Center and Chicago Department of Health – Roseland STI Specialty Clinic or Lakeview STI Specialty Clinic.

Some locations may advertise free STD testing, but keep in mind that these may not be comprehensive STD tests and immediate results may not be available. In addition, on-site doctors may not be available, so you might have to go to another clinic for treatment if you test positive.

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