What are the STI test options in Caldwell,ID?
Caldwell, ID is part of the Boise metropolitan area in Canyon County where 47 of every 100,000 people were living with HIV in 2015, a figure which is below the state average of 79.
Despite this, Canyon County had, in 2017, the second-highest number of STDs of any other county in the state, putting its rate above the national average as reported in the Department of Health’s health rankings report, which is using chlamydia and the number of adults who have been newly diagnosed with the disease, per 100,000, as the benchmark.
Statistics for Canyon County show that the number of people with chlamydia is 485.7 per 100,000 of the population, while in Idaho, the median rate is 337.6 per 100,000 of the population.
“Higher STD rates in Canyon County could be linked to levels of poverty – with parents working long hours in agricultural fields, or working two jobs, children are being left unsupervised for longer periods of time. Students in the county also do not have that much access to prevention programs, which could be taught in school.”
STD testing is available at the health department offices in Caldwell, ID. There are also clinics on Arlington Avenue – Terry Reilly Health Service – which provides urgent care, as does the Saint Alphonsus Medical Group on Elm Street.
Residents of Caldwell, ID can also make appointments at the Canyon County Community Clinic.
Staff at clinics in the area can be asked about free STD testing, but there may be inconsistent wait times.