Lake County, IL, residents experienced alarming rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea infections in 2016. Diagnoses of chlamydia increased from 2,945 cases in 2015 to 3,042 the following year. Rates of such infections rose from 418.6 per population of 100,000 in 2015 to 432.4 the next year. Gonorrhea infections totaled 484 in 2016 as well, at a rate of 68.8 per 100,000.
Diagnoses of HIV in Lake County had decreased in 2017 compared to the year before. A total of 35 people had been diagnosed in 2016, these numbers dropped slightly to 29 in the year 2017.
“Lake County, IL was among the top five counties for chlamydia and gonorrhea infections in 2010.”
You have access to all standard services at the planned parenthood locations nearby, which may include STD testing. There are two locations in Chicago, about 15-20 miles away. The closest one is the Rogers Park Health Center, North on Broadway. The second is West on Chicago Avenue, although a bit further, you may consider the Austin Health Center.
The closest facility that offers STD testing services would likely be the North Shore Health Center, being the local county health department, such services should be provided. It’s located right in Highland Park, IL on Green Bay Road.
Free STD testing is sometimes offered at various clinics within the city on a rotating basis. These services may only offer free std testing, and a doctor consultation could be an extra charge. Depending on your needs, you may also not receive to testing for all types of STD’s at such clinics.