Sexually transmitted Diseases continue to plague Cascade County and the greater Montana region. Among the common STDs, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are the most reported incidences in the county.
Cases of gonorrhea were particularly high by December 2018. Cascade County ranked third, among the counties with the highest gonorrhea rates in Montana. The county recorded 51 STD cases, while Roosevelt and Yellowstone Counties were recording 58 and 359 cases respectively.
STD rates have been on the rise in Great Falls, MN from 2013 to 2017. Notably, in 2014, Cascade County, had recorded more than 476 incidences of STDs.
In Great Falls, a region with a population of 82, 344 persons, the STD rates were 5.78 cases per 1,000 people.
Getting tested is the only way you can know your status and receive the necessary treatment. The Planned Parenthood clinic, a nationwide STD care provider, located at 211 9th Street South, may provide STD and HIV testing, family planning, and women’s health services.
Alternatively, you can visit a general STD testing medical center like the Great Falls Clinic situated at 1400 29th Street South. The Cascade City-County Health, nestled at 115 4th Street South clinic may offer confidential same-day testing, although complicated issues may be referred to private clinics and pharmacies. You may also receive hepatitis and HPV vaccine.
You can alternatively go to other local medical facilities that may offer free STD testing. The only limitation for this service is that you may not have the chance to book for an appointment.