Current statistics report increased cases of STDs. Last year reported cases in the area included 1,253 cases of chlamydia, 208 cases of gonorrhea, and 19 cases of syphilis. Antibiotic resistant strains of gonorrhea are also being reported.
Younger sexually active people are at the greatest risk, as over half of all reported new STD cases are among those under 30, so routine testing is an important part of any balanced healthcare routine.
Many locations offer free condoms or sliding scale fees in order to make testing and safe sex practices more accessible. Sometimes, even free STD testing though the times and locations may not be convenient for your schedule.
From the SouthEast Lancaster Health Services on North Arch Street to Planned Parenthood Keystone on South Lime Street, it’s easy to find a public or private std testing center. Locate your preferred site and schedule an appointment or look up walk-in hours for testing.