King County and Snohomish County, both of which encompass portions of Bothell, WA, saw an increase in STD rates, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis, from 2016 to 2017.
According to Washington State Department of Health records, the number of reported chlamydia cases in King County rose from 8,447 cases in 2015 to 9,422 cases in 2016 and the number of reported gonorrhea case jumped from 2,915 cases in 2015 to 3,355 cases in 2016. The number of reported syphilis rates also increased from 434 cases in 2015 to 506 cases in 2016.
In Snohomish County, reports show that the number of newly diagnosed chlamydia cases rose from 2,193 cases in 2015 to 2,499 cases in 2016 and the number of reported gonorrhea cases increased from 497 cases in 2015 to 607 cases in 2016. The number of reported syphilis cases in the county spiked from 34 cases in 2015 to 82 cases in 2016.
While county health records show that the number of newly reported HIV cases in King County rose from 215 cases in 2016 to 219 cases in 2017, Snohomish County records show a decrease, as the number of reported cases dropped from 45 cases in 2016 to 33 cases in 2017.
There are few STD testing options in Bothell, WA, but some clinics, such as the Immediate Clinic Bothell may offer HIV or STD testing. In addition, several private doctor offices, many of which are located along Woodinville Drive or just off I-405, might provide STD testing.
Nearby Seattle also has several health care clinics, such as Out of the Closet – Seattle, Planned Parenthood – Seattle Health Center, Planned Parenthood – Northgate Health Center, Hall Health Center, and King County Public Health – STD Clinic, that might offer STD or HIV testing.
Some facilities may even promote free STD testing, but these clinics may have inconvenient hours and only accept walk-in appointments. In addition, some STD tests may not be included under these free service options.