What are the STI test options in Eldersburg,MD?
Carroll County, home to Eldersburg, had 149 HIV infections at a prevalence rate of 107 in 2014, which dropped to 100 at a rate of 70 in 2018.
In the last decade, the female population had the highest rate of Chlamydia infections in the county. The overall infection rate ascended from 277 at 165.5 in 2014 to 407 at 242.6 in 2018.
The same rising trend was noted in Gonorrhea infections which soared from 27 at a rate of 16.1 in 2014 to 93 at a rate of 55.7 in 2018.
There were, however, low Syphilis infections among the Eldersburg population over the last few years. The department of health reported only 7 infections in 2014 at a rate of 4.2, and in 2018, 18 infections were identified at a rate of 10.8 per 100, 000 persons.
The Carroll County Department of Health is focused on making HIV/STD testing simple, accessible, and a routine treatment process in all health care facilities. In partnership with the CDC, the department has managed to fund health facilities and community-based organizations (CBOs) to enable early diagnosis and prompt health care for patients.
ExpressCare Urgent Care Center and Planned Parenthood – Owings Mills Health Center are among the clinics situated in Eldersburg city where residents may receive STD/HIV services. Other clinics found in the city include Springfield Hospital Center and Carroll Hospital.
Free STD testing services may be offered in some of the hospitals, but only persons under 19years and unemployed might qualify in some cases where eligibility is a major issue. Patients may also be required to pay for consultation sessions.
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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.