What are the STI test options in Glastonbury,CT?
Glastonbury town in Hartford County, CT, has experienced an increase in the rate of sexually transmitted diseases in recent years. Glastonbury is the largest city area in Hartford County and subject to the cons of unsafe sexual practices in large cities, including a heightened level of sexually transmitted infections.
In 2014, Hartford County had the leading number of chlamydia cases, with 4,002 cases and a prevalence rate of 446 per 100,000. Hartford County also experienced the highest prevalence of gonorrhea, with 747 cases reported and a rate of 83 per 100,000.
Connecticut’s Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the Hartford County Health Department, is making efforts to improve rates of sexually transmitted diseases by providing essential medical and support services such as HIV care and prevention, data surveillance, and an STD Control Program.
The STD Control Program for Connecticut is located in Hartford, just 7 miles from Glastonbury and provides vital screening tests, diagnosis, preventative therapy, mobile outreach, case management, and education, to residents of Hartford County.
The Greater Hartford Ryan White Part A planning council also identifies care gaps and provides funding for persons in Glastonbury diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, to help reduce the impact of living with this sexually transmitted disease.
Additional health facilities that may offer free or low-cost STD services include the CVS MinuteClinic on Main St in Glastonbury, AIDS Connecticut clinic in Hartford, and the First Choice clinic on Main St in East Hartford. However, free STD testing may have inconsistent wait times and low appointment availability.
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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.