Lees Summit lies primarily in populous Jackson County, though part of it touches Cass County as well. Lees Summit prides themselves on knowing how to celebrate life. Part of living the good life is taking care of your sexual health. Health officials in this Missouri city are urging all sexually active folks to get tested regularly.
Starting in 2013, the Lees Summit area began seeing a decline in reports of chlamydia. Unfortunately, other sexually transmitted diseases are still on the rise—gonorrhea, HIV, and syphilis. By the end of 2016, Jackson County reported 3,735 persons living with HIV disease.
For 2018, the reported cases for chlamydia in Jackson County came to 6,437. With gonorrhea about half as prevalent with a total of 3,443 cases.
Cases of primary and secondary syphilis totaled 467. A much higher rate of outbreak than surrounding counties.
If you need to find STD testing in Lees Summit, there are few affordable options for your consideration. There’s a Test Smartly Labs on Northeast McBaine Drive or MinuteClinic (2 of them, each inside a CVS). For more options you may need to take a drive. There is a Planned Parenthood in Independence, while they cannot guarantee same day testing you are always welcome to wait during walk-in hours. The Jackson County Health Department is also located in Independence. They offer STI screening for: bacterial vaginosis (BV), chlamydia, genital warts, gonorrhea, herpes, HIV, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. Call ahead to schedule an appointment. If it’s free STD testing you’re hoping to find, some services and treatments may be offered free of charge (though there is an affordable, low-cost clinic fee for the appointment itself), not including any prescriptions needed.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Lees Summit clinics with our easy-to-read chart.