There is so much fun to be had in Coconino County – with deer farms, river tours, kayaking, zip-lining and even an extreme sports course, there is always something to do. However, it seems that the 15-24 age group in the county have taken their adventures too far – with soaring rates of Chlamydia reported from Flagstaff to Moenkopi.
It is the 25-29 age bracket which is currently suffering from a crisis of Gonorrhea diagnosis, with 59 new cases reported in the county in 2017 alone. There is a low incidence of Syphilis in the area but state officials are growing concerned about a potential increase in numbers in coming years.
The prevalence of HIV has remained constant in Coconino County since 2007 – with data showing that new instances are actually beginning to decrease. The public health department has warned that people must maintain safe sexual practises or the risk of an epidemic will loom.
Coconino Health Department are growing increasingly worried about data showing that recorded rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the county are sky-rocketing.
There is one clinic in Coconino which offers free STD testing, however due to high demand for its service it is always very busy so getting an appointment isn’t guaranteed, even after waiting in-line.
For a swift and discrete service in Kingstaff, you can go to the CHC Community Health Service. They provide specialist care where necessary and accept most commercial insurances.
The County Health Department conveniently serves the North of the county at the Health and Wellness Clinic located right next to the Grand Canyon National Park.