What are the STI test options in East Lake,FL?
While chlamydia rates are up in communities throughout the country, Pinellas County, including the town of East Lake, FL, saw a slight decrease in these rates in 2016. State STD surveillance records show that chlamydia rates in Pinellas County fell from 437.6 cases per 100,000 people in 2015 to 430.0 cases per 100,000 people in 2016.
However, gonorrhea and syphilis rates in the county rose from 2015 to 2016. State records show that the gonorrhea rates jumped from 151.2 cases per 100,000 people in 2015 to 164.3 cases per 100,000 people in 2016. These same records show that the number of newly reported syphilis cases rose from 235 cases in 2015 to 332 cases in 2016.
Florida state records show that HIV rates in Pinellas County rose from 19.2 cases per 100,000 in 2016 people to 20.1 cases per 100,000 people in 2017.
There are a few health care facilities in East Lake, FL and nearby Safety Harbor, FL that may offer HIV and STD testing, such as AdventHealth Medical Group – East Lake, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and West Coast AIDS Foundation. There are also several private doctors near East Lake, FL that might provide STD testing. Many of these doctors’ offices are near East Lake Road and Tampa Road.
In addition, you can travel into Clearwater, FL for access to a number of health care centers and clinics that may provide STD and HIV testing, including AFC Urgent Care – Clearwater, Metro Inclusive Health Center, Clearwater Free Clinic, and Clearwater Health Department.
Some health care facilities may advertise free STD testing, but free services may be dependent on income eligibility requirements. In addition, not all clinics have physicians on staff, so you may need to go to a second location for after-test care.
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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.