What are the STI test options in Des Plaines,IL?
STD prevalence rates among Des Plaines, IL, residents remain high, especially with the three most common STIs gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. The Cook County Health Department released a 2016 STD surveillance report.
The rate of chlamydia was 461.1 per 100,000 individuals. Most of these new infections were recorded among individuals of color, blacks, and Hispanics. The rate was high among females between 15-19 years and 20-24 years, with 2,720.1 cases and 4,547.7 cases per 100,000 persons.
According to the health report, the rate of gonorrhea was 112.7 per 100,000 individuals. Syphilis has the lowest prevalence rate of 8.3 cases per 100,000, with 89% of infections occurring among men.
By partnering with the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Cook County Health offers STD and HIV/ AIDS prevention programs, including primary STD care, training workshops for medical workers, and innovative peer education.
The Cook County Public Health clinic located in Oak Forest is one option you may consider for STD testing services, particularly if you’re infected by syphilis. Another option is the Access Des Plaines Valley Health Center located along W 63rd St.
The Planned Parenthood clinics situated on W Chicago Ave, N Milwaukee Ave, and North Broadway in Chicago offer STD screening and treatment services. You may also receive pregnancy tests, birth control, and STD immunizations for some STDs.
Several clinics in Des Plaines may offer free STD testing services, although you may not have the option of booking an appointment. Also, you may have to deal with long waiting hours.
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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.