What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in Daphne,AL?
Daphne, AL, a city in Baldwin County, is under threat from an STD outbreak that’s continuing to grow.
In 2016, the county reported 606 chlamydia cases. Two years later, in 2018, it recorded 654 new infections.
Gonorrhea infections are increasing with 160 in 2016 jumping to 218 in 2018.
Primary and secondary syphilis diagnoses are also of concern. In 2017, Baldwin County listed five cases. The next year, in 2018, it had nine. In 2016, the county had four early latent syphilis infections, and in 2018, the number of diagnoses doubled to four.
Late latent syphilis is another concern with four new cases in 2016 rising to ten in 2018.
Officials at the county health department are concerned about the area’s growing STD rate and are asking all persons that are sexually active to seek regular screenings.
More than a dozen health centers offer STD testing in Daphne and the surrounding areas. Many of these locations provide treatment and aftercare services, too.
The Franklin Primary Health Center Incorporated operates the Loxley Family Medical Center on the corner of E Relham Dr and N Cypress St in Loxley.
Family Health offers screenings at the Dauphin Island Parkway Health Center on Dauphin Island Pkwy in Mobile. It runs another clinic at the Downtown Health Center on N Bayou St in Mobile.
Some centers may offer free STD testing. These locations may limit the types of STIs they screen for, and it’s possible they’ll ask for proof of income. Additionally, facilities with free services may not have a physician on-site for questions.
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