Greenville, Texas, a city in Hunt County, is experiencing an STD epidemic.
The county had 384 new chlamydia cases, In 2017, it reported 422 or 449 infections for every 100,000 residents.
There were 107 new diagnoses of gonorrhea in 2014 and in 2017, the county reported 161 cases or 172 infections for every 100,000 residents.
Syphilis is also increasing with six new reports of the disease in 2014, jumping to 14 in 2017 or 15 infections for every 100,000 residents.
City and county health officials in Hunt are concerned about these rising STD diagnoses and are asking all sexually active persons to get tested regularly to prevent the spread of these diseases.
Several locations provide STD testing in Greenville, TX, and the surrounding areas.
The Community Health Service Agency Incorporated operates the Greenville Community Health Center on Wesley St and the Farmersville Family Medical Center on the corner of Candy St and N Johnson St.
Another option is the Rockwall County Helping Hands Health Center on the corner of W Rusk St W 2nd St.
The Premier Independent Physicians of Rockwall on W Ralph Hall Pkwy provides STI services.
Carevide Copper Community Health Center on W Side Sq at the corner of W Bonham Ave and NW 1st St.
Some clinics might offer free STD testing. Keep in mind these locations could require proof of income. Free sites may not provide comprehensive screenings, and it’s possible the service only includes walk-in hours or schedules appointments a few days a month.