What are the STI test options in Lafayette,CO?
Lafayette, CO, a city in Boulder County, is fighting an STD epidemic.
In 2016, the county reported 1,241 chlamydia infections. A year later in 2017, it went up to 1,281.
Gonorrhea diagnoses are also increasing with 173 new cases in 2016, jumping to 206 in 2017.
Primary and secondary syphilis infections aren’t decreasing. In 2016, it had nine new cases, and in 2017 the number of new infections remained at nine. The county has the 14th highest rate of syphilis in the state.
State health officials are concerned about the rising STD rates in Boulder County and are asking all sexually active individuals to get tested and seek treatment when necessary to prevent the spread of these diseases.
Several locations offer STD testing in Lafayette and the nearby areas. Most of these sites include treatment and follow-up care.
One option is the Clinica Family Health Services at the Lafayette Medical Clinic on the corner of S Public Rd and Ferguson Cir.
Another choice is Boulder Community Health at the Beacon Center for Infectious Diseases on the corner of 48th St and Riverbend Rd.
The Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center on Valmont Rd provides STI screenings. Off-street parking is available.
Additionally, there’s the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains at the Boulder Health Center on Arapahoe Ave. The clinic is inside the Village Boulder Shopping Center.
Some of these locations might provide free STD testing. Proof of income may be required, and treatment could be an additional charge.
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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.