What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in Iselin,NJ?

In the past few years, Iselin, NJ. has reported several STD/HIV cases among its residents. The Middlesex County Public Health Department was successful in reducing HIV cases from 2,109 in 2016 to 1,993 cases in 2020.

Chlamydia infections were alarming in Woodbridge Township. According to the health report, Chlamydia cases rose from 235 in 2016 to 263 in 2019.

The number of people diagnosed with Gonorrhea was inconsistent over the years. The health department’s data indicates a rise of Gonorrhea cases from 32 in 2015 to 50 in 2016. However, the cases had dropped to 45 in 2019.

Health report also noted an increase in Syphilis cases from 10 in 2017 to 11 in 2019.

The Middlesex County Public Health Department ensures PLWHA have access to Health Insurance Continuation Program (HICP). The program ensures patients with low income receive assistance in paying for their monthly payments (premiums) to afford treatments and other essential needs. It has also launched sex education programs to provide youth with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices regarding their sexuality.         

There are several STD medical facilities in Iselin, NJ, that may offer STD services including, Planned Parenthood – Perth Amboy Health Center and Excel Urgent Care of Iselin, NJ. Residents can also visit Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center and Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

Some of these facilities that offer free STD testing services may require residents to meet certain income and welfare eligibility qualifications, and patients may have to be within a specific age group.