What are the STI test options in Elk Grove Village,IL?
Elk Grove Village, IL is a community in northeastern Illinois that is adjacent to O’Hare International Airport. It is currently experiencing an upswing in the prevalence rates of STDs and HIV.
These rates are lower than those of these state of Illinois as a whole, however, they are still on the rise. In fact, STD prevalence rates rose by 7% during the five year period from 2014 to 2018. In the first half of 2019, they continued to climb by 4%.
Similarly, HIV prevalence rates rose by 4.8% during the same five year period. At the same time, state HIV rates rose by 10%.
The Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village is central to the industrial economy of the area. We can only hope that the progress made against STDs continues and is picked up by the rest of the state.
Anyone in the Elk Grove Village community that wants to get screened for STDs and/or HIV can choose from a number of public health centers and clinics in the area. These include health departments, planned parenthood offices, and independent sources.
Cook County Public Health Department has an office on West Church Street in Des Plaines, IL that may offer these tests. The Access Community Health Network office in Addison, Addison Family Health Center, might also.
Also, Planned Parenthood has Chicago clinics that could provide STD and HIV testing. Those closest to Elk Grove Village include Austin Health Center on West Chicago Avenue and Rogers Park Health Center on North Broadway.
Many clinics offer free STD testing. It is important to keep in mind that these free services may not offer walk-ins, could have hidden fees, and might not test for all STDs.