What are the STI test options in Cleveland,TN?
Cleveland is a city located in Bradley County. Cleveland, like many other cities in the country, experiences high STD rates. The county has a population of 102,975 people and has an STD rate of 517.6 per 100,000 people.
Chlamydia, coming in at 74.67% of the population, is at the top of the list. Gonorrhea is next, with 24.39% of the population infected.
At the lower end of the spectrum is syphilis with less than 1% and HIV/AIDs and hepatitis of any form coming at at 0% of cases being reported.
According to the CDC, in 2012, Cleveland had 126 reported cases of HIV. Bradley County reported 114 cases or 0.14% of the population.
STD testing is available in just a few locations around Cleveland and Bradley County. The Bradley County Health Department located at Dooley Street Southwest, the Tennessee Department of Health – Chattanooga -Hamilton County on Highway 60, and AFC Urgent Care found on Mouse Creek Road in Cleveland.
Visiting a private clinic has its perks. For one, your results are more confidential. Appointments are available, meaning your wait time will not be as long, and there is usually more parking.
While not all of these clinics offer STD testing services at a sliding scale fee, dependent on income or welfare eligibility, many of these clinics may periodically offer free STD testing. However, your test results may not be right away and your results may not always be private.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.