Debary, FL, is a city in Volusia County that’s experiencing a significant STD outbreak.
The county reported 393 gonorrhea infections in 2014, and four years later, in 2018, it had 753, or a rate of 141 new cases for every 100,000 people.
In 2014, it had 1,420 new chlamydia diagnoses, and in 2018, they recorded 2,103, or a rate of 395 cases for every 100,000 individuals.
Syphilis is also rising, with 30 early latent infections in 2014, and 109 in 2018. Infectious syphilis diagnoses are increasing. In 2014, it had 18, and in 2018, the county reported 39. There were no congenital syphilis infections in 2014, but in 2018, it had three.
Public health officials are working to reduce the spread of these diseases by urging all sexually active individuals to continue to seek regular testing.
There are over a dozen health centers near Debary that provide comprehensive STD testing. Many include treatment and follow-up care.
The Orange Blossom Family Health Sanford Clinic offers screenings on N Kennel Rd in Sanford.
STI services are available at the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County on W Airport Blvd in Sanford.
Another option is True Health’s Sanford Office on E Lake Mary Blvd.
CareNow Urgent Care has screening services on Cliff Rose Dr in Winter Springs.
All sites are accessible by a public bus route.
Some facilities might provide free STD testing. These clinics may not include comprehensive screenings and could ask for proof of income. Additionally, patients may have an extended wait for results.