What are the STI test options in Harrison,NY?
While Westchester County ranks highly on other aspects of life, the sexual health situation in the county, especially with STDs, has caused grave concerns. A 2013 CDC report indicated that the county recorded 3,665 STD cases, which is the highest among Hudson Valley counties.
According to a 2017 STD surveillance report by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDH), cases of early syphilis have been rising. In 2017, the county confirmed 142 new cases of syphilis as compared to 104 incidences in 2015.
Between 2015 and 2017, the rate of gonorrhea has steadily increased, from 56.8 to 76.8, resulting in 672 cases in 2017. The county also recorded 3,812 incidences of chlamydia in 2017, with a rate of 427.9.
In Westchester County, the Family Services of Westchester (FSW) HIV Program focuses on providing affected families and persons living with HIV with affordable care services. Through its four-part program: case management, Mental Health, Living Together, and Camp Viva, FSW hopes to help control the spread of HIV in the county.
If you’d like to know your status, you can visit the Westchester County Health Clinic situated along Court St in White Plains or the one located on South Broadway in Yonkers. Both clinics provide STD service on a walk-in basis.
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, head to The Loft LGBTQ Community Center along Bryant Ave, where you may receive testing services from 5 pm to 7.30 pm. Other options include the Hudson River Healthcare nestled along Brown Street in Peekskill.
Alternatively, other local clinics may provide free STD testing but in some health facilities walk-in option might not exist. In addition, some STD may not be comprehensive and the results may delay for up to two weeks.
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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.