What are the STI test options in Kansas City,MO?
The rates of STDs in the Kansas City metropolitan area have been on the rise since 2010. In the past couple years the CDC has reported the STD rise to be of troubling proportions. Cities, with their large populations, also see some of the worst effects of these health concern trends.
In 2016 the reported STD cases reached 450 per 100,000 people. By 2017 the rates of the three most commonly reported STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – were showing a steady upward trend.
Gonorrhea cases have increased by 27%, chlamydia cases increased 8%, and syphilis cases were up by 7.6% in Kansas City.
In response, the Kansas City Health Department has been mobilizing resources for testing services and public awareness. Not seeking out testing can result in many conditions going untreated until symptoms reach uncomfortable levels, sometimes with long-term health effects. So get out there and get tested!
The Good Samaritan Project can be found on Walnut Street and there’s a Kansas City Missouri Health Department lab site on Troost Ave. If you meet the income guidelines, you might qualify for free STD testings at those two locations. You may need to bring proof of income in order to take advantage of this service.
Not far from Independence Plaza Park you’ll find the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, located on Euclid Avenue. These are just a few of the public and private locations across the city.
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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.