What are the STI test options in Bossier City,LA?

The number of STD diagnoses in Bossier City’s Parish are on the rise with new chlamydia cases reaching 651 in 2016. It’s also experiencing a growing amount of primary and secondary syphilis diagnoses. There were 13 cases in 2013 and in 2016, the number of new infections jumped to 22. 160 new cases of gonorrhea in 2016 

In 2016, there were 22 new diagnoses in the Bossier Parish, a significant increase from 17 in 2013. The Louisiana DDH Office reports that 21 % of all new cases were high-risk, heterosexual males. There are 247 known persons living with HIV in the parish. 

The Louisiana State Department of Health and Hospitals is working to address the growing HIV rate in the Shreveport-Bossier City area among 13-to-24-year-olds by educating the age group about the real dangers of HIV/AIDS. 

The Philadelphia Center in Shreveport is one of the locations helping teens and all residents with HIV/AIDS education and STI testing services for the gay, bisexual, and transgender community. 

Bossier and the surrounding parishes have several public and private STD testing clinics. 

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals operates the Bossier Parish Health Unit on Old Minden Rd and the nearby Caddo Parish Health Unit on Creswell Ave in Shreveport, which offers STD screenings on specific days of each month. 

Some locations may offer free or low-cost testing services. However, they might only provide traditional HIV blood tests, or free may apply just to specific tests like HIV and charge a fee for other STI screenings. 

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Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinics Near
Bossier City,LA

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

OVERVIEW

Part of the state university medical school facilities, this center focuses on infectious and viral disease including Hepatitis C and STDs.

It offers services including testing through three area clinics for the three treatment areas.

The center also works with other medical practitioners including hospitals to provide the best possible services on infection control.

QUALIFICATIONS

Free STD testing or free HIV testing may be available but it is best to talk to clinic staff to understand how they can facilitate this. Medicaid and insurance may also help provide low-cost options.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Testing, vaccines and treatment options are available at these clinics.

SUMMARY

In Shreveport by Cedar Grove Park, the clinics are less than 30 miles from Bossier, LA, which makes it accessible for STD specific services, although some travel is required.

One benefit of the center is that it is committed to continuous research. There are also follow up services available. You may also be able to see the same doctor throughout your treatment.

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6670 St Vincent Ave,Shreveport, LA 71106

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Affordable or Free HIV Testing Clinics Near
Bossier City,LA

Willis Knighton Health System

OVERVIEW

Willis-Knighton was inaugurated in 1924, founded by two doctors to serve the neighborhoods of west Shreveport.

By 1949 it had transitioned to a not-for-profit healthcare entity after it was sold to Dr. James C. Willis and Dr. Joseph E. Knighton. 

The center is known for emerging and new technological developments and it provides urgent care services where STD testing can be done.

QUALIFICATIONS

There are no restrictions applied to attain services but free or low-cost options may be determined by health insurance coverage.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

A doctor is available in person, by appointment, and you can also arrange to speak with one over the phone. Medical referrals will be given for any follow-up treatment.

SUMMARY

Willis Knighton Health System is known for its friendly and expert staff, which is conveniently located for those living in the Shreveport neighborhood.

The center does not focus on a lot of STD testing although with an urgent care facility it may arrange this if you speak to them over the phone.

Free STD testing may be available with the right coverage for some STDs.

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2600 Greenwood Road,Shreveport, LA, 71103

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The PhiladelphiaCenter

OVERVIEW

The Philadelphia Center emerged in the 1990s as concern over the HIV and AIDS epidemic grew, which is one of the only HIV/AIDS specific resources in the area. 

It now serves several parishes including Bossier, performs outreach and advocacy services, testing for the gay community, case management, counseling and puts on events to raise awareness and raise funds for its project.

QUALIFICATIONS

Free STD testing services are generally available for the LGBTQ+ community via the center’s Wellness Clinic on the second and fourth Thursday of the month between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Mondays between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. 

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Walk-ins are available and free STD testing is available during the wellness clinic hours. While services are specified for the LGBTQ+ community, it may be available to others and it is advised to speak to center staff.

SUMMARY

The Philadelphia Center also operates a mobile HIV testing unit each year in Bossier City open to everyone.

For focused services, the Philadelphia Center offers unique expertise, care and counseling for residents near Bossier, LA.

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2020 Centenary Blvd,Shreveport, LA, 71104​​​​​

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Haart

OVERVIEW

HAART is an organization that emerged out of the epidemic around HIV and AIDS in the late 1980s and early 1990s and was created by citizens and representatives of the Office of Public Health.

As well as understanding the scope and extent of the disease and determination of what services were required, HAART remained a not-for-profit entity, offering free HIV testing, albeit in Baton Rouge, LA, around 240 miles from Bossier, LA.

It still remains one of the nearest HIV-specific resources and offers holistic services including housing for HIV and AIDS patients.

QUALIFICATIONS

While hours of operation are consistent during the week, testing takes place between 11:30 am and 4:00 pm on Mondays and between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Tuesday through to Thursday. On Friday, testing stops at 12:00 pm.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

As well as free HIV testing, the organization offers case management, a health insurance program, housing support, counseling and treatment advice.

SUMMARY

The center’s HIV specific services offer holistic support and a continuum of care.

However, for Bossier, LA residents this is fairly far away, 234 miles in distance from Bossier City, which may take three hours by car of six hours by public transport.

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4550 North Blvd. Ste. 250,Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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Planned Parenthood STD Test Locations Near
Bossier City,LA

Tyler Health Center

OVERVIEW

Planned Parenthood is a renowned organization that operates throughout the United States offering family planning advice and STD testing and treatment as well.

The center in Tyler is 92 miles from Bossier, LA and is its nearest Planned Parenthood unit. 

Walk-ins are allowed or you can make an appointment and interpreters are available in Spanish and other languages.

QUALIFICATIONS

There are no barriers for testing and those without insurance are welcome at the clinic. If you require free STD testing it is best to ask the clinic what they can do.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

A hotline is available if you need advice from a clinician or nurse over the phone or else you can speak to one of them in person. Treatments and vaccines are available at the clinic, however, Planned Parenthood can help you get regular treatment at another clinic also, particularly if this branch is too far.

SUMMARY

The obvious downfall is this branch is far from Bossier, LA but the branch has a reputation for specialist care and can offer discretion if that is what you’re looking for. 

There is an inclusive policy so even if your resources are limited staff may be able to advise on the best course of action.

ADDRESS

601 Turtle Creek Drive,Tyler, TX 75701

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City or County Department Sexual Health Clinics Near Bossier City,LA

Bossier Parish HealthUnit

OVERVIEW

The Bossier Parish Health Unit operates under the “Healthy Louisiana” program that seeks to expand Medicaid throughout Louisiana. Patients are able to make an application under this remit for any of the services including STD testing.

The clinic at this public health department unit also offers rapid HIV oral testing and is open during the week.

QUALIFICATIONS

There are no apparent age or income restrictions although the clinic may apply discretion where people are not eligible for insurance or Medicaid.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Appointments are available so patients can speak to a doctor in person. There is also a phone line although a doctor may not always be available via this channel. The clinic should also be able to offer prescriptions for treatment or medical referrals.

SUMMARY

The clinic should be open to those on low income and accessible for Bossier, LA residents.

Free STD testing may also be available, particularly if you apply under the remit of Medicaid and the Healthy Louisiana program.

Clinic opening hours are only operable, however, during the week and during core working hours.

ADDRESS

3022 Old Minden Road,Bossier City, LA, 71112-2427

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