With the general increase in sexually transmitted diseases across the Grandview city, more so in Chlamydia –the common STD, gonorrhea and syphilis, there has been expressed concern by the health officials towards control and prevention.
According to 2016 STD Surveillance data, there were 4,525 cases of chlamydia in 2016 up by 8.2%, 2,096 cases of gonorrhea 26.6% up and 132 syphilis cases a rise of 7.6 %. There were zero cases of congenital syphilis in 2015, in 2016 5 cases were reported.
The Bureau of Reportable Disease Informatics 2018, shows the infection rates for Grandview, Jackson County. There were 6,437 cases of chlamydia, 3,443 cases of gonorrhea and 467 cases of syphilis. The infection rate has been on an upward trend for the last 5 years.
Health Officials have received the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation to not only give prescription to patients who test positive but to their partners also. This is in response to high STD incidences that will wipe out recurrence.
Medina Clinics, a 4-star rated healthcare facility in High Groove Rd., Grandview, Planned Parenthood Health Center on 1001 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansa City and Kansas City Public Health Department in Kansas are some of the public facilities you can consider for STD testing and screening Services.
Moreover, there are local clinics that may offer low cost or free STD testing services within Grandview. However, some clinics may not offer tests for all STDs and you might be charged to seek doctor consultations. Also, prescriptions for after care might not be available if you test positive and some clinics may open and operate at inconsistent hours.