What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in Fellowship,FL?
Currently, there is a high risk of contracting an STD in Marion County, because there has been a steady increase of STIs over the past five years.
According to a Community Health Needs Report by the Marion County Health Department, there were 1,169 chlamydia cases in 2011 with an incident rate of 385.6. That was a 22.5% increase from 954 reported chlamydia cases in 2010.
Additionally, the report showed that there were 256 incidences of gonorrhea in 2011 with a transmission rate of 84.9 per 100,000 populations. On the other hand, county health officials reported 551 new cases of HIV with a prevalence of 219.5.
The Florida Health Department in conjunction with Marion County focus on improving access to HIV care for the individuals who lack medical coverage. Through this program, PLWH can receive medical case management, food banks, housing programs, transport assistance, among others.
If you’re sexually active and at risk of contracting STDs, you can get tested in one of the following health clinics: The Marion County Public Health STD and the Planned Parenthood Health Center.
Other alternatives include the LGBT Community Center and the Asian Services in Action International Community Health Center.
Moreover, you can visit nearby clinics that might render low-cost or free STD testing within Fellowship. The disadvantages with these clinics are that some STDs test may come at additional costs, and results may be expedited after a long wait. In addition, you may not be allowed to consult doctors on the premises since they serve a lot clients and you might be charged to consult the medical staff.
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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.