What are the STI test options in Fort Lauderdale,FL?

South Florida ranks among the highest in the country for new HIV cases. According to reports, over 19,000 people are living with HIV in the Fort Lauderdale area alone. This can be a scary reality for those living in or visiting the area, who have engaged in sexual activity while there.

Statistics show rates of chlamydia cases count at 466.9 per 100,000 people; gonorrhea cases count at 132.8 per 100,000 people; and syphilis cases count at 15.4 per 100,000 people in the Fort Lauderdale area.

This means that for every 100,000 people in the Fort Lauderdale area approximately 467 currently carry chlamydia, 133 carry gonorrhea, and 15 carry syphilis.

In response to this growing threat, campaigns are being rolled out to increase public awareness through provocative billboards, bus ads, and social events in the area.

The good news? Public and Private Testing facilities are scattered across the area, too.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has locations throughout the city and there’s Covenant House Florida on Breakers Avenue. One AIDS Healthcare Foundation facility is located on East Oakland Park Boulevard, near North Dixie Highway. Some locations also have free STD testing but it might only be limited to HIV. 

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Additional STD Test Statistics in Fort Lauderdale, FL

There is good and unwelcome news concerning the sexual health of Fort Lauderdale residents. Rates are up, but treatment is improving. This especially pertains to AIDS.

2011 saw “The Venice of America” top other Florida cities for HIV and AIDS. Even if the numbers haven’t decreased that much, opportunities for affordable treatment have dramatically improved. Part of this change started when the Broward House and its healthcare program began aggressive campaigns to ensure everyone that was HIV or AIDS positive knew that help was available.

In a few short years, they have made a remarkable difference.

The autoimmune deficiency virus is not the only disease that you need to worry about. Other rates are rising almost as quickly.

  •         Syphilis tripled between 1994 and 2015.
  •         Chlamydia affects over 8,000 people each year.
  •         Gonorrhea is only slightly lower.

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Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinics Near
Fort Lauderdale,FL

Broward Health (Specialty Care Center)

OVERVIEW

The Broward Health (Specialty Care Center) is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

Broward Health (Specialty Care Center) might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

1111 W Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

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CAN Community Health

OVERVIEW

The Grand Valley State University Family Health Center is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

Centura Health might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

1726 SE 3rd Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Affordable or Free HIV Testing Clinics Near
Fort Lauderdale,FL

AHF Healthcare Center (One River Plaza)

OVERVIEW

AHF Healthcare Center (One River Plaza) is taking steps to lower HIV rates in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

AHF Healthcare Center (One River Plaza) has one goal, and they are working towards it. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

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305 S Andrews Ave Ste 601 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (Broward Wellness Center)

OVERVIEW

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (Broward Wellness Center) is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (Broward Wellness Center) might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive

ADDRESS

750 SE 3rd Ave First FL Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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House of Hope and Stepping Stones

OVERVIEW

The House of Hope and Stepping Stones is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

House of Hope and Stepping Stones might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

908 Arpeika St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

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City or County Department Sexual Health Clinics Near Fort Lauderdale,FL

Broward Health (Cora E Braynon Family Health Center)

OVERVIEW

Broward Health (Cora E Braynon Family Health Center) is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

Broward Health (Cora E Braynon Family Health Center) might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

200 NW 7th Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

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Looking for a Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinic? Let's See What's Available in Fort Lauderdale, FL

With improved treatment came better options for testing in the way of more facilities, both private and public.

The state’s department of health has several county offices in and around the Fort Lauderdale area. Their main one is at S.W. 24th street, and business hours are standard. This applies for all their clinics, including the one in Lauderdale Lakes.

Along with overall health care, they can also test for 25 types of bacteria and viruses that can be passed from one sexual partner to another. In some instances, their services come at no-charge, but you must meet minimum wage requirements. If you do decide to “drop in” chances are you will be seen, but you will have to wait if someone with an appointment comes in.

Care Resource is a popular choice, though you do have to become a patient. If you’re not bothered by filling out occasional long forms, their office on West Oakland Park Blvd. is open to 6:30 on Wednesdays. Do check first, since even their website mentions that hours change frequently.

Why you might want to look closely at this clinic is simply because they do off free Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing. Though, only urine and blood tests. It might be worth the sometimes long wait, especially if you think that there could be a positive result. Sometimes the “not knowing” is worse than being sure.

LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics have labs nearby and can test for any and all sexually transmitted diseases. You’ll rarely have to wait, since you have an appointment, and results are returned quickly.

Affordable or Free HIV Testing Clinics Near Fort Lauderdale, FL

With HIV and AIDS at all time highs, getting tested should be at the top of any “to do” list.

One facility trying to make a difference in its community is The Pride Center at Equality Park. In Wilton Manor, this non profit sees to the sexual health of this primarily LGBT neighborhood. Hours vary according to the weekday, but they are open on Saturdays and Sundays for a short time. Everyone is welcome, and costs often depend on your ability to pay.

Florida Health Broward County provides free HIV testing for anyone that regularly injects drugs, might be pregnant or are currently breast feeding. The reason for this is simple, some are “high-risk” and the virus can be particularly devastating in small children. If caught early enough it can be managed, and anyone infected has a strong chance of leading a relatively healthy and normal life.

They have multiple locations, and each can have different hours, so call before you make the walk or drive. Treatment and general health services are also offered at the county’s facilities.

There is a white building with a large red door on SE 3rd Ave, close to Walgreens. The AHF Wellness Center is free, and this makes it popular. Two or three hour waits are common any day of the week. The staff is professional and will try to move the line along, but don’t have anything planned that day other than testing. Parking isn’t easy, but there is a bus line and a garage.

SoBAP or the South Beach Aids Project is a testing center over on NW 6th St. The welcoming exterior of the building will put you at ease, and the bilingual staff will be able to answer any question. They do reach out to “communities of color”, but no one will ever be turned away. HIV testing is often free, and they also check for other sexually transmitted infections. You often don’t have to wait, but you will have to fill out various paperwork.

Public clinics often are free, but in many instances this is their only advantage. You can still have this bonus at a private lab, along with no-waits and you get to keep your anonymity.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sex ed. might not be found in schools, but that doesn’t mean that it’s non-existent. Several groups are filling in where the schools are failing. One of the best known is Planned Parenthood.

Interpreters are available, but you must let the receptionist know before you show up. Condoms at no-charge are routinely handed out, and information about sexual health and possible diseases is readily available.

SoBap and other wellness centers that specialize in testing can also be excellent resources for anyone that wants to learn more. Some even hold classes or have speakers that travel around. Mobile facilities also appear in neighborhoods that are considered to have a greater risk, and many advertise so you can make arrangements to take the day off for education and testing.

The Urban League of Broward County is getting involved. In partnership with Evenbrite-AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition, a symposium on “healthy sexual relationships” was held and more are planned for the future. You can look on their website to find the next one, if interested.

Don’t forget about the Department of Broward County Health. Even if they can’t get the education into the classrooms, they’re still determined to help the public. Along with complete dental and physical health services, they also conduct programs geared at getting a single message across. They want everyone to know that venereal infections are preventable, and if one goes untreated it can seriously affect your overall health.

Education isn’t perfect in “America’s Venice”, but you do have opportunities to learn everything you need to know.

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Better Sexual Health in Fort Lauderdale, FL

There’s nothing more relaxing than drifting down a canal in Fort Lauderdale. It certainly makes forgetting about nagging health issues easy. However, once you get to the dock the problems are still there.

Enjoy all there is to see and do, just don’t let yourself become a part of this solvable problem. Private STI testing is available, and most times you won’t have to wait.

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