Coeur d’Alene, ID is located in Kootenai County for which STD statistics are collected by the State’s Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Figures show that STDs like gonorrhea and syphilis are becoming more prevalent in the county and in 2016, Kootenai County had 44 reported cases of gonorrhea. In 2013 that figure was 25 and in 2002 it was eight.
Syphilis is also rising and causing concern as the number of cases has lept from zero reported cases in 2002 to two in 2013 and 16 in 2016 – rates are rising in women as well.
There are lower rates of chlamydia in the county than the state or across the U.S. and in 2016 Kootenai County had 496 recorded cases of the disease, whereas in 2013 there were 580 reported cases, but only 210 in 2002.
“Most people who do have chlamydia, do not know they have it until some other problem, such as PID, compels them to get tested.”
There are a number of options for people looking for STD testing, such as Kootenai Urgent Care, which is located in three different areas of Coeur d’Alene, ID. Panhandle Health District is also accessible on North Atlas Road as is Public Health Preparedness in Hayden, ID.
Coeur d’Alene, ID residents can also try Heritage Health, North West Urgent Care and in Spokane Valley, there is Planned Parenthood.
Fees are usually applicable on a sliding scale and there may be free STD testing available but bookable appointments might not be an option.