Terrebonne Parish in southern Louisiana contains the city of Houma. Houma—being the largest city in the Parish—is the parish seat. Terrebonne reported their rate for new cases of HIV at 204 per 100,000 people in 2017 (this rate was based on information gathered in 2013).
The state of Louisiana has some of the highest STD rates in the entire country, health officials in Terrebonne County are doing their best to raise awareness on the importance of early and frequent STI screenings.
For 2017, the Houma area reported a rate of 743.2 new cases of chlamydia per 100,000 people tested. An increase from the rate of 611.8 reported in 2015. 74% of the new diagnoses were given to females, only 26% found in males. This may be because females are tested more often during routine physicals. In 2015, the rate of gonorrhea in Houma was 178.2 per 100,000 people. With a more even split between males and females—59% new cases found in females, 41% found in males. The highest percentages of new cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea are found in young adults under the age of 30.
For affordable testing in the Houma area, there aren’t many options to choose from. The Terrebonne Parish Health Unit on Polk street runs a walk-in clinic Monday-Friday. They offer STD testing on select days (subject to change). Call ahead to ask about testing days or to inquire about free STD testing (for eligible patients). If money isn’t an issue, check out AnyLabTest Now over on Main street. They offer a comprehensive panel test for all major STDs or individual STI screenings. All prices are on their website if you want to prepare in advance.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Houma clinics with our easy-to-read chart.