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Free and Low Cost Public STD Clinics

  • Can take weeks to get an appointment
  • Opening hours vary per clinic
  • Test selection can be limited
  • Results take 1-2 weeks on average.
  • If treatment is necessary, you'll need to make a second appointment
  • Privacy is not guaranteed, and appointments can be embarrassing
  • May not be free or covered by insurance

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  • You can order your test online or by phone today, no appointment necessary
  • Most labs open Monday – Saturday, walk in for a fast, discreet, 15-minute visit
  • FDA-approved or gold standard-rated STD tests
  • Results available within 3 business days
  • If treatment is needed, you’ll get immediate support from an on-site doctor via phone consultation and guidance through the next steps
  • Your information remains private and secure
  • Pricing starts at $65

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Welcome Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Home to 22 miles of white sand beaches Jacksonville Beach, Florida is a coastal resort city whose population ebbs and flows with the tourist season. Jacksonville Beach is close enough to Jacksonville proper to take advantage of the Jaguars football season while avoiding the city traffic along Rt 90. Whether you’re taking the beaches trolley to the Jacks Ale Trail or if you’re checking out one of the elegant bistros along the Pier make sure you keep your sexual health in mind with regular visits to one of the local STD clinics. There are several free STD testing centers available in easy to access locations across the city. You can also schedule private STD testing and only spend 15 to 20 minutes at a local lab.

The following public facilities provide Jacksonville Beach, Florida Area residents with free or low-cost STD tests including Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Herpes, HIV, and Syphilis.

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    • Florida Department of Health Duval County Health Department Beaches Family Health Center 1.3 miles
    • Address Line: 1522 Penman Rd, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250
    • Summary: Clinic
    • Services: Chlamydia Test| Conventional HIV Blood Test| Gonorrhea Test| Hepatitis A Vaccine| Hepatitis B Vaccine| Herpes Test| Syphilis Test
    • Hours: Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm| Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm| Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm| Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm| Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Phone: 904-253-2555
    • CDC URL: http://gettested.cdc.gov/organizations/florida-department-health-85

STD Test Statistics in Jacksonville Beach


Statistics in the state are compiled by county. The city is located in Duval County and their most recent data indicates that two common bacterial infections, chlamydia and gonorrhea as well as the viral infection HIV, are all more common in this region than Nationwide. This is alarming to both residents and local health authorities.

Chlamydia infections are well above both the state and country averages.  the rates for Gonorrhea and HIV are both almost twice the National rate. Duval County’s HIV rates are actually the 3rd highest in the nation, according to statistics.

According to Health Department Records:

  • 2,574 people are living with HIV in Duval County
  • 3,348 are living with AIDS
  • Men account for 76 percent of new infections
  • 35 percent of cases came from heterosexual contact
  • Florida has the highest rate of new infections of all States
  • A significant number of HIV/AIDS patients are between the ages of 30 and 39

Sexual health advocates in the Duval County are making great effort to dispel common myths about STDs such as:

  • I’ve only had one partner so I don’t need to get tested.
  • You can tell if someone has an STD by looking at them.
  • I don’t have symptoms so I don’t need to get tested.
  • If I need to be tested my doctor would automatically tell me.

The Florida Department of Health has also implemented health hotlines and free clinical services for Duval County residents recently. Getting tested regularly is key to a clean bill of health as well as your peace of mind, and never before has it been as easy or convenient.

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Education and Testing Lead the Fight in Preventing STD Transmission


Duval County educators are attempting to help stop the spread of STDs by creating teen health centers. In collaboration with the CDC through a DASH grant, these programs focus on evidence-based curriculum and teach about the risks of HIV and STD transmission. All services provided at the teen health centers are free and immediately available including testing, counselling and follow up.

Unfortunately the sunshine state has long taught abstinence-only-until-marriage programs which are keeping area youth in the dark about STDs. Instead of acknowledging that today’s teens are engaging in a certain level of sexual behavior, educators are turning a blind eye and avoiding the conversation entirely. Several studies have evaluated the effectiveness of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs and, so far, no evidence has been found that these programs reduce either the rates of premarital sex or STDs.

Interestingly the statistics for HIV show, not surprisingly, that male to male transmission through sexual contact is the most frequent way of contracting HIV in the city, and that heterosexual sex is the second most frequent method of infection. This might indicate that basic safe sex practices are not being used in the region.


How the Demographics Impact STD Rates


While the demographics of the area reflect fewer ethnic populations than some parts of the country, we currently see 64% Caucasian, 21% black, 6.9% Latino, and the balance being mixed race or American Indian. The infection rate for many STDs is higher in black males and especially in a subset to this demographic who engage in homosexual sex.

The rate of black females living with an HIV diagnosis in the region is 14 times higher than that of Caucasian females. It is also notable that in our region most of these diseases are being transmitted sexually and not through blood transfusion or injection drug use. That’s good news as education about healthy preventative methods is more easily implemented to this demographic than it would be to substance abusers, homeless and other at-risk groups.

These statistics leave experts wondering if new apps, like Tinder, that encourage hookups and anonymous sex are contributing to the increase in diagnosis. Using social media to arrange casual sexual encounters is definitely a high-risk behavior that the normally low-risk population are engaging in. The twenty-somethings don’t remember the fear of AIDS that scared everyone to engage in safer sex. People now see HIV as a chronic disease rather than a life threatening illness or death sentence. The good news is the CDC has contributed a $34 million grant to implement high-impact HIV prevention for Florida’s communities.

The good news for residents and visitors alike, is there are now more than 10 STD clinics located in the area. They range from free and anonymous test centers to full-service high-end clinics. Testing can be scheduled online and take as little as 15 minutes out of your day.

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Staying Healthy with STD Testing


The city boasts a friendly and laid-back vibe. This doesn’t mean you should sit back and ignore your sexual health needs. Located around the community there are confidential test sites that have qualified, discrete personnel who share your goal of staying keeping you healthy. Taking time to prioritize your health will give you confidence and security whatever your current relationship status might be.

Getting this beachside city past this current STD crisis means getting testing, getting treatment and getting advice and support. There are a number of local companies offering same-day STD testing. As well there is always the option of mail-order companies who offer results from home swabs you take yourself with confidentially quick results.



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