Oklahoma County is home to the state capital, Oklahoma City. As a suburb of OKC, Edmond shares many of the same issues as its urban metropolitan counterpart, and the rest of the state.
Being ranked 10th and 5th for chlamydia and gonorrhea respectively would seem risky enough by itself, but when compared to its relatively low state population, the rate of infection looks disproportionate. Worse still it’s on the rise.
Including primary & secondary syphilis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV.
The most affected are in the 15-24-year age group, female, or People of Color, according to the 2017 Oklahoma City-County Health Departments Wellness Score. Doctors with the Health Department hypothesize that shame and failing to be screened out of fear or misinformation might be leading to an increased risk of transmission. Officials at the county and state level both are working hard to break this negative stigma circulating around STI screenings. Experts nationwide advocate for investing in better sexual health education.
Need to get tested in the Edmond area? There are dozens of clinic options across Edmond and OKC to choose between. Locations from downtown to the burbs. Planned Parenthood is on south Boulevard. They screen for the following STIs: bacterial vaginosis (BV), herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, syphilis, and even trichomoniasis. MinuteClinic, located in CVS on South Bryant Avenue, accepts walk-ins. There are twos Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Cares, one on West Covell Road, one on South Bryant. Or you can always call your county health department to inquire about eligibility for free STD testing.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Edmond clinics with our easy-to-read chart.