Glenview, IL is a beautiful village just outside of the northwest corner of the Chicago loop. Glenview is a suburban neighborhood located in Cook County. Between 2007 and 2016, rates for all sexually transmitted diseases have been on the rise in this community.
During this time, Cook County experienced a spike in syphilis cases. Rates nearly tripled, increasing from 65 in 2013 to 189 in 2016. While these rates are lower than those in Chicago and the US overall, they still pose a significant concern for people in Glenview.
According to the Cook County Public Health Department, nearly 70% of all reported chlamydia cases were females between the ages of 15 and 24 years of age.
A number of public clinics around Glenview and northern Chicago may offer free STD testing. However, many of these clinics only offer testing for certain STDs but not all of them. It is possible for you to contract more than one STD from unsafe sexual practices.
The Rogers Park Health Center of Chicago and Planned Parenthood may offer STD testing in Glenview. Access Community Health Network my represent another nearby option.
It is important to find a public clinic that tests for or all possible STDs. In addition, not all free clinics provide follow up care and will simply refer you to a private clinic for treatment. Having physician on staff at a public clinic to help provide for your care and follow up is an important factor.