In 2016, the most prevalent STD in Bell County was chlamydia, with 1,089.6 diagnosed cases per 100,000 people. Bell County also reported 413.6 gonorrhea cases per 100,000 people in 2016 as well. Furthermore, the HIV/Aids rate in Bell County was 213.9 per 100,000 people, with 744 reported cases in the county in 2017.
Bell County has an STD rate of 1440.4 per 100,000 people, with the least prevalent STD’s being syphilis, HIV, and Hepatitis respectively, which comprises less than two percent of all STD cases in the county.
People in the community can seek STD testing at Freedom Urgent Care on West Central Tx Expwy. Other locations that offer STD testing include Texas Department of State Health Services (Copperas Cove Field Office) on South Main St. and Bell County Public Health District (Killeen Clinic) on North 2nd St.
The United Way of Greater Fort Hood Area also offers STD testing services in addition to Central Texas Support Services on South Gray St. People in the area may also seek testing at the Texas Department of State Health Services (Lampasas Clinic) on Water St.
Free STD testing may be available at different locations in the area, however, there may be inconvenient time constraints and limited tests available. In addition, some locations might not offer the option to schedule appointments in advance.
In addition, some locations may not provide a doctors consultation or medication for people who test positive for an STD and some services may require upfront fees.