What are the STI test options in Cottage Grove,MN?
Cottage Grove, in Washington County, MN, is a growing community in the metropolitan area of the Southeast Twin Cities. Cottage Grove is susceptible to the cons of an increasing population, including a heightened rate of sexually transmitted infections due to the accompanying increase in sexual practices.
The highest proportion of chlamydia cases reported in Washington County in 2018 were reported by females, of which 38% were in the 20-24 age group. With 5,124 cases attributed to Washington County, Cottage Grove and nearby suburban cities account for a third of all chlamydia cases reported statewide. In 2013, reported cases were much lower, at 164 per 100,000.
Washington counties also scored highest for the number of gonorrhea cases reported in 2018, with an average of 750 cases per 100,000 reported.
Since sexually transmitted diseases have become more prevalent in Washington County, a Family Planning and STD hotline has been put in place to provide resources and education to Cottage Grove residents who suspect their sexual health is at risk.
As well as the Washington County STD hotline, the county health department also provides testing services. The Washington County Public Health Department and Cascade AIDS Project work in conjunction to provide testing for persons at risk of a variety of sexually transmitted infections.
Moreover, there are several STD clinics that provide STD screening checks and treatments around Cottage Grove. Some of the available facilities include the HealthEast clinic on Pine Arbor Dr and the HealthPartners clinic on 80th St.
Some clinics in East Point might provide free STD services, but you may find that you need to book appointments in advance and provide evidence of welfare eligibility or low income in order to qualify for these services.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.