What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in Marion,IL?

The health department in Williamson County recorded 47 new HIV cases in 2017. The number of infections increased to 56 in 2018.

The county noted a decrease in the number of Gonorrhea cases reported in 2018 in comparison to 2017. In 2018, the health department recorded 73 cases at a prevalence rate of 110.0 while it had recorded 81 new infections at a prevalence rate of 122.1 in the previous year.

Statistics for Chlamydia in 2017 were 187 cases at a prevalence rate of 281.8. In 2018, the number of reported cases was 180 at a prevalence rate of 271.3, indicating a decrease of 7.

In 2017, there was one case of early syphilis at a prevalence rate of 1.5 recorded, and no primary and secondary syphilis counts.

The county realized a slight increase in the number of syphilis infections in 2018, as it reported five early syphilis cases at a prevalence rate of 7.5 and three primary and secondary syphilis cases at a prevalence rate of 4.5.

Williamson County Public Health Center Services offers confidential, free to low-cost STD testing and treatment services. It also engages in STD educational events that focus on creating STD awareness and offering sexual health education.

Bi-County Health Department and Shawnee Health Care – Marion are among the STD testing facilities near Marion. 

Some of the facilities offer free STD testing services to individuals of a specific group, including teens and young adults. Patients may also experience long wait hours, and prescriptions for after test care might not be available onsite.