What are the STI test options in Galesburg,IL?
The County Health reports indicated a drop in the number of HIV infections in Galesburg city from 78 percent at a rate of 173 in 2014 to 68 percent at a rate of 154 in 2018.
Chlamydia infections remained almost constant over the past few years. 230 infections were reported in 2007 at a rate of 411.9 and rose slightly to 231 cases at a rate of 436.5 in 2016.
A significant drop in Gonorrhea infections was indicated in the county health reports. The number reduced from 72 infections at a rate of 128.9 in 2007 to 60 infections at a rate of 113.4 in 2016. There were even lower Syphilis infections in Galesburg city. No Syphilis infections were reported in 2007, and in 2016, there were only 2 cases at a rate of 3.8 percent.
The Knox County Department of Health is working together with HIV service providers by assisting them with financial and technical resources to reduce the number of HIV/STD infections in the county. Through this partnership, many patients have benefitted and can access affordable health care services.
There are a number of medical facilities in Galesburg where residents can get STD/HIV testing and treatment like the OSF PromptCare – Galesburg and the Planned Parenthood – Peoria Health Center. Other medical facilities in the city include Galesburg Cottage Hospital and OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
Some of the clinics may offer free STD testing and screening services. However, you might need to book an appointment or be under government assistance programs to access the services.
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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.