What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in Graham,WA?
The release of the 2018 ranking of the healthiest counties alluded to the fact that Pierce County was not doing well with the biggest contributing factor being the rate of sexually transmitted infections. Graham, a census-designated area in the county was very much at the heart of it.
Pierce county had an STD prevalence rate of 555 per 100000 residents. This was a prevalence rate higher than that of the state which is 406 per 100000. There were 777 new Gonorrhea infections in between January and July 2016, a 39% increase from previous years. In the year 2009, there were 2268 Gonorrhea cases with the figures rising to 8146 in 2019.
State officials attributed the high infection rates seen in Pierce County to a relatively young median age residents and the presence of Joint Base Lewis McCord.
“There is a huge problem and we acknowledge it. We are really working hard to address it. Public health agencies lack resources to do enough testing and treatment of STDs. Non-profit organizations have stepped in and a solution will be found. “ Nigel Turner, communicable disease director at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Graham, Washington offers plenty of options both public and private clinics where you can get tested. Free STD testing may be offered in some public clinics though results might not be immediate and people might know why you are there.
You may visit Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands Puyallup Health Center, Sea Mar Community Health Centers Puyallup Medical Clinic Community Health Care Parkland Family Medical Center who offer various STD tests.
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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.