Commerce City is a small northern suburb of Denver and is part of Adams county where for every 100,000 people in Adams county, an estimated 4.9 people will have HIV, 4.0 will have AIDs, 1,731.6 will have chlamydia, and 200.5 will have gonorrhea. From 2014 to 2017, gonorrhea alone has increased 243%. As a state, Colorado ranks 28th, 27th and 33rd nationally for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
“Approximately half of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases occur among persons aged 20-29 years.”
Adams county population health is managed by the Tri-County Health Department who seek to prevent and reduce the growing sexual disease infection especially among the younger at risk population. The programs range from distributing free condoms to community education and outreach.
While the Commerce City clinic location does not offer regular testing, they do offer weekly free std testing events on site. Other clinics nearby that regularly provide these services are North Broadway, Aurora East, and Westminster. However at these other locations some tests may not be free, hours and availability might not be consistent, walk-in option might not exist, long wait times, inconsistent wait times, inconvenient hours, and the results might not be immediate.
If you are under 18, you do not need parental consent to come into a clinic and all services are confidential. There are multiple payment options such financial assistance or income based and positive tests with treatments are often free. While the clinics are staffed by trained personnel, they also can refer you to specialty services if needed.