What are the STI test options in Castle Rock,CO?

As is the case in many counties across the country, STD rates, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, are rising in communities throughout Douglas County, including in Castle Rock, CO.

According to the Colorado Department of Health records, chlamydia rates rose from 166.0 cases per 100,000 people in 2016 to 169.2 cases per 100,000 people in 2017. The same records also show that gonorrhea rates increased from 23.8 cases per 100,000 people in 2016 to 31.0 cases per 100,000 people in 2017.

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) records show that Douglas County had 9 reported cases of syphilis (all stages) in 2016.

Records show that HIV rates in Douglas County rose by 37.5 percent from 2016 to 2017, as the number of reported HIV cases rose from 8 cases in 2016 to 11 cases in 2017.

There are a few public health centers in Castle Rock, CO and nearby Littleton, CO that might offer HIV or STD testing, such as Founder’s Family Medicine and Urgent Care, Alternative Pregnancy Center, and Planned Parenthood – Littleton Health Center. There are also several private health care providers in Castle Rock, CO that may provide STD testing. Most of these facilities are located near I-25.

In addition, you can travel 30 miles north into Denver to find numerous other clinics that may provide STD or HIV testing, including Centers for Positive Health – HIV Clinic, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Positive Project, and Colorado Health Network.

Some clinics may offer free STD testing, but many of these centers have limited hours and may not provide immediate test results.

Which one is right for you?