Dalton is a city in Whitfield County, Georgia. Latest county data shows the prevalence of HIV is 140, chlamydia is 350.2, gonorrhea is 59.5, and syphilis is 2.9 per 100,000 people.
Sherry Gregory, Infectious Disease Supervisor for North Georgia Health District 1-2 of the Georgia Department of Public Health, said, “April is STD Awareness Month, so we’re placing a special emphasis on how to prevent STDs and on the importance of getting tested and treated for these diseases.”
Dalton public health is managed by the public health department of Whitfield County. The department advocates and supports programs such as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and educational brochures and HIV testing.
There are a few options to consider when looking for a location. The Whitfield County Health Department has a clinic in Dalton on professional Blvd and the Living Bridge Center clinic on West Waugh St.
There are medical clinics also in Dalton located on North Fredrick St, Airport Rd, and the Santa Rosa clinic on East Walnut Ave.
Other clinics to choose from in nearby Chatsworth include the Murray County Health Department clinic on Old Dalton Ellijay Rd and the C Worth Family Walk In Clinic on US-76.
While some clinics may offer free STD testing, other clinics may not show the costs up front. Some clinics may only be open certain hours, may not offer prescriptions after testing if you are tested positive, or may not take walk-in patients.