East Moline, IL, a city in Rock Island County, is in the middle of an STD crisis that’s sending an increasing number of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis throughout the area.
In 2013, the county reported 648 new chlamydia infections, and four years later, in 2017, it had 715.
There were 113 new gonorrhea diagnoses in 2013 and in 2017 the county listed 144.
Primary and secondary syphilis cases are rising with one infection in 2013, and five in 2016. In 2013, the county reported six new early latent syphilis diagnoses, and two years later, in 2016, it had 13.
The county health officials in Rock Island County are worried about the growing number of new diagnoses and are asking all sexually active individuals to seek regular STD testing.
East Moline has several health centers that provide comprehensive STD testing. Many of these sites include treatment and follow-up services when necessary.
The Project of the Quad Cities on the corner of River Dr and 17th St in Moline provides screenings. This center is located on a public bus route.
Community Health Care Incorporated operates the Moline Medical Clinic on 4th Ave and the CHC Edgerton on E Rusholme St in Davenport, IA.
The Scott County Health Department offers STI services on W 4th St in Davenport, IA.
Another option is the Women’s Health Services on Lincoln Way in Clinton, IA.
Some facilities may offer free STD testing. These locations might ask for proof of income, and comprehensive screenings may not be an option.