Calumet City, Cal City to locals, is situated in Cook County. Which is the 2nd most populous county in America right after—no surprise—Los Angeles County. Being a suburb of Chicago means Calumet City shares their STD reporting rates. Which have been a little high in recent years.
For 2016, chlamydia rates of suburban Cook County reached 461.1 per 100,000 people tested. Those diagnoses were found most frequently in young women aged 15-24 years.
Mirroring a nationwide trend. It’s important for women to get regularly screened as chlamydia can be asymptomatic and can lead to infertility if left unchecked.
2016 rates for gonorrhea in the Chicago Metro area were 112.7 per 100,000 people. Primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis for Cook County that same year was 8.3 for every 100,000. In 2017, Chicago reported 743 new cases of HIV. With 84.2% of them being in males, and 15.8% found in women. 171 people in Chicago living with HIV passed away in 2017. The Chicago Department of Public Health seeks to counteract this problem by offering preventive clinical services, screening and treatment at no cost. You can call to find out if you qualify for free STD testing or visit them in Chicago.
For affordable STI testing in the Calumet area, there is Aliveness Project, Midwest Express Clinic, Advocate Clinic (conveniently located in a Walgreens), and a Doctors Immediate Care/Walk in Clinic. All in that corner Northwest of the 94. Clinics often offer sliding scales for their services and might be able to return your results in 1-2 days.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Calumet clinics with our easy-to-read chart.