Laplace, LA is somewhat of an axis in the cultural and economic life of Louisiana. It is located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, right where interstate 55 ends and meets up with both interstate 10 and US 51.
According to a 2019 National Council for Home Safety and Security study, Louisiana has more cases of STDs per 100,000 residents than any other state.
Just how bad is the STD problem in Louisiana? The study assigned a score to each state, with a lower score reflecting a higher rate of STDs. The state with the best sexual health overall was Vermont, which scored a 47.8. In contrast, Louisiana scored a 2.3.
Not only are the rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis alarmingly high in all of Louisiana, but so is congenital syphilis, in which the disease is passed from mother to child. This horrible and often fatal pediatric disease has increased by 154% since 2013 in Louisiana, according to the same study.
The residents of Laplace, LA should be concerned about the alarmingly high incidence of STDs state-wide.
The national firm BioReference has a full-service laboratory and clinic located in Laplace, LA on Rue De Sante.
Another option for STD testing in Laplace, LA is Riverside Urgent Care, which is conveniently located right on Highway 51.
In either case, you will need to check that you’re payment is covered by insurance if you can’t pay up front.
Free STD testing may be available on an occasional basis in neighboring New Orleans, but when they are, there tend to be long lineups.