Canton is a township located in Wayne County, it’s the 2nd largest township in Michigan. It lies only about 8 miles to the west of Detroit—a city plagued by its high prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases. To keep their own rates below those of Detroit, the public health department of Canton works hard to spread awareness about important topics such as sexual health.
Chlamydia remains the most commonly reported STI. Wayne County itself was responsible for 30 percent of all new chlamydia cases diagnosed in the state of Michigan in 2017. Wayne County’s rate for chlamydia in 2017 was 882.8 per 100,000 people. Gonorrhea clocked in at 352.1 for every 100,000 people. Primary and secondary syphilis were reported at an alarming rate of 10.2 per 100,000.
Wayne County’s HIV rate is also more than four times the average in the state of Michigan.
Current 2017 numbers place the rate of new HIV infections at around 8 cases per 100,000 people. Research gathered by the Michigan Department of Health shows that most of the new HIV diagnoses are happening among young gay or bisexual men aged 15-29 years old.
To get tested in the Canton area, check out these affordable options near you. Canton Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic on Ford Road doesn’t require appointments, accepts all insurances, does same-day on-site testing for HIV and STDs, and they’re open 7 days a week. There’s a Quest Diagnostics over on Haggerty Road. Or a Minute Clinic on Cherry Hill. For more options and possibly free STD testing, your best bet is to head over to Westland. Remember that these clinics are often crowded and there’s always the chance of bumping into someone you know (if that matters to you).
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Canton clinics with our easy-to-read chart.