Burton, MI is a city of approximately 30,000 inhabitants, a suburb of Flint, and the second largest city in Genesee County.
Out of all the 87 counties in the state of Michigan, Genesee has the dubious distinction of having the leading rates of infection for the most common sexually transmitted diseases.
In 2015, Genesee had the third highest rate of Gonorrhea infections (number of infected individuals per 100,000 people), the fourth highest rate of Chlamydia, and the fifth highest rate of Syphilis out of all counties in Michigan.
Burton, MI has consistently ranked high among communities in Michigan when it comes to rates of STD infection.
The Genesee County Health Department does offer testing and treatment for trichomoniasis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. What’s more, the GCHD has publicly stated on their web site that they will not deny these services to any individual based on their lack of insurance or inability to pay.
It is important to remember, however, that on the limited occasions that you are able to access free std testing, this may not include HIV testing.
At any rate, for anyone living in Burton, MI who has reason to be concerned about their sexual health, the GCHD is a good place to go and ask for a referral, even if they may not be able to get tested at their facility which is located at the Floyd J. McCree Courts and Human Services Center on the second floor.