Illinois ranks among the Midwestern states with the highest number of STDs. The STD counts in the Will County remain a matter of health concern.
According to a 2016 Epidemiological Summary of STDs by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Will County health officials reported a steady rise in chlamydia cases from 1,569 in 2007 to 2,563 in 2017; a 63.3% increase.
Even after a decrease from 466 to 335 between 2007 and 2013 in gonorrhea cases, the infection rate spiked to 504 incidences in 2016. On the other hand, the county recorded an increase in syphilis infections from seven (7) cases in 2011 to 46 occurrences in 2016.
The IDPH created the Getting to Zero Campaign to kick HIV out of the state by 2030. GTZ works in partnership with other local organization, health care professionals, government agencies, and PLWH to ensure the goal is achieved.
STD testing services are available in and around Goodings Grove town. For instance, you may receive testing services at the Will County Health Department Community Health Center. The clinic may provide STD and HIV testing, treatment, and prevention such as PrEP.
Alternatively, you may head to the McLean County Health Department along W Front St, Bloomington. The clinic may provide offer testing services for gonorrhea and chlamydia, HIV and Hep C, and immunization for Hep B and C.
Other clinics within Goodings Grove may offer free STD testing services. However, you may not get the doctors on-site or through the phone. Additionally, you may have to wait in long queues to be served and the centers may take more than two weeks to release the test results.