What are the STI test options in Clifton,NJ?

Deep in Weird New Jersey exists the town of Clifton. Home of the “Gates of Hell!” An old disused sewerage system that brave urban explorers can spelunk at their leisure. But for all its charming idiosyncrasies, Clifton is practically angelic compared to the surrounding Greater New York Metro Area, in at least one very crucial subject. Sexually transmitted disease and infection (STDs/STIs) transmission rates.

Compared to New York’s 827 new infectious STD/STI cases per 100,000 residents, Cliftons 344 seems paltry.

It’s up from previous years, but at a rate lower than the state and national averages. Doctors credit programs aimed at education, open communication between partners, and regular screenings for helping stem the tide of STDs that surges all around. Even as The Garden States 11th largest municipality.

Options in prevention, detection, and treatment for the people of Clifton are abundant, which might explain why The City that Cares lives up to its moniker. With Quest Diagnostics Clifton on Allwood road, The Laboratory Patient Service Center on (one on Clifton, one on Broad), ImmediCenter on Broad street, and many more all in or around the Highway 21/3/46 Loop. Wherever you are, you have affordable testing options near you.

Free or cheap screening may be available at some clinics. Particularly around April, which is sexually transmitted disease awareness month. Locations often offer same day testing and can provide results in as little as 1-2 days. College students at American Institute on Main avenue may have free or affordable testing opportunities. Check out your campus calendar for more info.

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STD Statistics In Passaic County, NJ

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Additional STD Test Statistics in Clifton, NJ

 

While the majority of health officials expected high STD rates in teens and young adults, they were not prepared for the large increase in older residents. African American men account for the majority of new HIV and Syphilis cases, followed closely by Caucasian and Hispanic

  • The HIV rate for the county in 2014 was 632.2 per 100,000 people, compared to the state’s average of 488.2.
  • The state reported a Gonorrhea rate of 84.9 in 2014, compared to the county’s of 110.0 per 100,000 residents.

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Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinics Near
Clifton,NJ

Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center

OVERVIEW

Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center serves women but also men and caters for teens at risk. They offer advice in the event of pregnancy and also offer sexual health advice. This includes STD screenings and information.

The center is not a medical care provider but aims to inform for decisions to be made that is right for the individual.

Based in Wayne, NJ, Hackensack, NJ and Paterson, NJ, there are centers within three and eight miles from Clifton, NJ.

QUALIFICATIONS

There are no restrictions for visiting this center and free STD testing may be available. Discretion and confidentiality are offered.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

The center offers results for STD testing referrals for treatment should you be diagnosed with an STD. The clinic can provide information and advice but not medical care.

SUMMARY

Free STD testing may be accessible at this center, providing for accessible resources, and logistically the proximity of clinics is within reach for Clifton, NJ residents.  However, treatment will have to be sought elsewhere.

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75 Ellison St.,Paterson, NJ, 07505

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Affordable or Free HIV Testing Clinics Near
Clifton,NJ

Buddies of NJ Inc

OVERVIEW

Buddies of New Jersey is a non-profit organization that offers resources to people living with and at risk of HIV and AIDS.

It offers counseling, treatment medical and non-medical case management that includes preventative education and medication. It also offers HIV testing, including rapid HIV blood tests where confidential results are provided within 15 minutes. The organization also operates a mobile testing unit.

Peer support groups tackle the stigma and loneliness that can affect positive status people and there are translation services and a toll-free helpline to offer advice.

QUALIFICATIONS

There are no qualifications for accessing NJ Buddies services and it is run by volunteers. You may be able to access free HIV testing here.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

The organization provides medical case management, providing encouragement and advocacy in linking patients with medical staff.

SUMMARY

The organization is eight miles from Clifton, NJ and the resources are useful, particularly for possible access to free HIV testing. However, for primary care needs, you will need to find another provider although Buddies of NJ can help you access the most appropriate treatment and medical care.

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20 Prospect Ave 507,Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Planned Parenthood STD Test Locations Near
Clifton,NJ

Paterson Health Center

OVERVIEW

Planned Parenthood is a federally funded family planning and reproductive and sexual health organization that deploys services at over 600 locations in the U.S.

The Paterson Health Center is a Planned Parenthood facility located in Paterson, NJ is around 4.5 miles from Clifton, NJ.

As well as family planning services the facility offers STD testing and HIV testing as well. There are doctors at the facilities and well-trained staff. Interpreters are available for Spanish and other languages on request.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minors should check if they can attend the clinic unaccompanied. The center does its best to accommodate everyone and those without means to pay should inquire about financial assistance for free STD testing.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Vaccines for HPV, hepatitis A and B are available at the clinic. Treatment is also available where possible and for most bacterial STDs. Viral infections may need further support from your primary care provider.

SUMMARY

The center is not too far from Clifton, NJ and is a convenient spot to test for a full panel of STDs. The clinic may at times get busy.

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680 Broadway,Paterson, NJ, 07514

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City or County Department Sexual Health Clinics Near Clifton,NJ

City of Paterson Division of Health

OVERVIEW

The City of Paterson runs the STD Prevention Center, which has free services for STD testing and offers support beyond diagnoses or examination. HIV testing is also available and offered free and the center assures confidentiality.

Walk-ins and referrals are encouraged with registration required.

Paterson’s health department offers its services to all residents of Passaic County where Clifton, NJ is located.

QUALIFICATIONS

All county residents are welcomed to get tested for HIV and all other STDs. Registration is required so you may need proof of residency.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Vaccines for HPV and hepatitis A, B and C are available from the center as well as ongoing treatment after diagnosis. The center also offers counseling for people who have been diagnosed positively. Free HIV testing and testing for STDs may be available at this facility and it conducts rapid blood testing for HIV.

SUMMARY

The center is located only 4.5 miles from Clifton, NJ, so it is convenient for people in this area but priority may be given to more immediate Paterson, NJ residents depending on how busy the center gets. While free HIV and STD testing may be available with walk-ins allowed, hours are somewhat limited.

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176 Broadway,Paterson, NJ, 07505

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HIV testingstake place between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Urgent Care Clinics that May Offer STI Testing Services Near
Clifton,NJ

Immedicenter

OVERVIEW

The urgent care facility Immedicenter was founded by physicians Michael P. Basista, Michael P. Basista, Daniel T. Bernheim and Stephen LaPof in 1994. While it originated as a facility to tend to acute illnesses or urgent injuries it has evolved to provide primary care services as well.

Lab tests can be conducted including STD testing is available at the clinics, one can be found in Clifton, NJ.

It works in partnership with local hospitals, fees charged are similar to traditional physician practices. You can walk-in except for primary care needs, physical examinations or prescription refills, for which an appointment is usually necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

The community at large is welcome to visit an Immedicenter clinic. They accept self-pay and PPO, it’s best to enquire with them about free STD testing.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Hepatitis C vaccines are available at this location and you can make an appointment with a doctor about ongoing medical care and treatment. Prescriptions and medication refills can also be attained from the clinic.

SUMMARY

There are mixed reviews about the service and fees may apply. The center is, however, conveniently located for Clifton, NJ residents and ongoing care or medication is available for urgent requirements.

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1355 Broad St,Clifton, NJ, 07013

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AFC Urgent Care

OVERVIEW

AFC Urgent Care in Lyndhurst, NJ is around 6 miles from Clifton, NJ and is an urgent care facility that offers STD testing for a broad number of STDs.

Board-certified, the facility is focused on providing fast and efficient services providing shorter wait times than the emergency room and it claims to be less costly as well.

There is also no requirement to make an appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS

There are no restrictions for visiting the AFC urgent care facilities. AFC may take certain insurance coverage and it may offer financial assistance that could enable STD testing. Ask AFC’s staff for more details.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Treatment can be sought from AFC as well as testing and diagnosis. Vaccines are available for certain infections and you can also get prescriptions for your medication.

SUMMARY

For a fast turnaround on the examination and shorter wait times, AFC might be a convenient option. Fees may be expensive depending on your circumstances.

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560 New York Avenue,Lyndhurst, NJ, 07071

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STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Clifton, NJ

In an effort to slow down and eventually stop the spread of STDs the state actually requires all public schools to provide 150 hours of age appropriate sex and health education to students before graduation. These classes will cover topics that range from puberty, emotions, dating and preventive measures regarding HIV and other STDs, and while this sounds like a positive step the information is often taught from a pro abstinence point of view.

Students are receiving may not always be medically accurate or even pertinent to their lives. With more students admitting to engaging in sexual activity at least once before graduation and the teen pregnancy rate rising, it is obvious that simply telling students that having intercourse before marriage is “bad” is not enough to make them practice abstinence.

Students are frequently made to feel ashamed and embarrassed in sex education classes where abstinence is taught. This can make them unwilling to ask questions.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Clifton, NJ

Health officials can cite several reasons that the STD rates are rising in the city. It does share a border with New York and this state’s higher STD rates are occasionally reflected in the county’s health statistics. While this does account for a small percentage of cases, the fact remains that more of the city’s residents are testing positive for STDs each year.

The lack of a standard sex education curriculum is one of the reasons STDs are rising in teens and young adults. Today’s social culture promotes sexuality, and students are seeing no reason to wait until marriage before engaging in sexual activity. Since they don’t realize how easy it is to spread STDs or the importance of using protection most don’t know that they are putting their health at risk.

What is being blamed for the largest increase in STD rates, especially in the county where statistics show they have rose by 70 percent is the $7.5 million in budget cuts to women’s health care. The cuts in funding have forced many health care clinics to close and this has left many residents with no place to go to get tested. There have also been cuts to Medicaid and it no longer covers regular STD testing. This means that many of the city’s lower income residents cannot afford the out of pocket cost.

Until these and other issues are resolved the city can expect to see its STD rates continue to rise.

Better Sexual Health in Clifton, NJ

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