What are the STI test options in Lake Stevens,WA?
“One community, around the lake” is the motto of Lake Stevens, WA. This Snohomish County city wraps around the northern shore of the lake for which it is named, Lake Stevens. This picturesque community is currently struggling with a rapid upswing in HIV and STD prevalence rates.
During the five-year period from 2014 to 2018, Lake Stevens saw an 18.4% increase in STD prevalence rates and a massive 31.8% growth in HIV rates. While this HIV increase far exceeds the 8.9% rise experienced by the state of Washington as a whole during this period, the percentage of growth in the STD rate was in line with that of the state.
Furthermore, in the first two quarters of 2019, the STD prevalence rate in Lake Stevens grew by 12.1% from what it was at the end of 2018. This indicates a continued upward momentum of those rates.
The growing STD crisis in America is evident in the small community of Lake Stevens.
Lake Stevens residents who wish to be tested for STDs or HIV can choose from a number of possible providers. Snohomish Health District’s Communicable Disease Division on Rucker Avenue in Everett is one of these possibilities.
Also in Everett is Evergreen Wellness Advocates. Their offices on Oakes Avenue may provide those kinds of screenings.
Planned Parenthood has two offices within ten miles of Lake Stevens as well. They include the Marysville Health Center roughly seven miles northwest and the Everett Health Center about seven miles southwest.
Some clinics offer free STD testing that may have inconvenient hours and long wait times. Furthermore, this type of testing may not provide free doctor consultation.
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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.