Corsicana, TX, is a city in Navarro County that’s experiencing an STD crisis. In 2014, the county reported 204 chlamydia cases, and three years later, in 201, it had 245 new ones or 503 infections for every 100,000 people.
Also increasing are gonorrhea diagnoses with 59 in 2014, and 82 in 2017, or 168 new cases per every 100,000 residents.
Syphilis is on the rise in Navarro County. In 2014, it had 11 total syphilis infections, and three years later in 2017, it reported 12 new diagnoses or rate of 25 cases per every 100,000 people. Of the 11 in 2017, 2 were primary and secondary syphilis infections, and the remainder were early latent diagnoses.
Officials for the county health department are trying to reduce the high number of new STD diagnoses by asking all sexually active individuals to seek regular testing.
There are more than a dozen locations in Corsicana and the nearby areas that offer STD testing, treatment, and follow-up care.
The Texas Department of State Health Services operates the Region 7 clinic on Industrial Blvd of RT 14 in Mexia.
Another option is the Foremost Family Health Centers’ Balch Springs Clinic off the 635 on Shepherd Ln.
Another option is the Texas Specialty Clinic in the Crescent Medical Center on W Pleasant Run Rd in Lancaster. This site is accessible by a public bus route.
Some locations might provide free STD testing. Patients might not have access to free treatment or aftercare services at these sites. Additionally,