What are the STI test options in Marshall,TX?
Marshall, TX, a small city that’s the county seat of Harrison County, is experiencing an STD crisis.
Chlamydia cases are increasing with a report of 283 infections in 2016 and 288 new cases in 2017, or 432 diagnoses for every 100,000 residents.
The Gonorrhea rate is also going up. In 2015, it was 138 infections for every 100,000 residents or 92 new cases. Two years later, in 2017, the rate increased to 170 diagnoses for every 100,000 residents or 113 new infections.
The total number of syphilis cases in the county are also increasing with seven new diagnoses in 2015 to nine cases, or a rate of 14 infections for every 100,000 people.
County health officials are pushing for sexually active persons to protect themselves and their partner’s health by get regular STD tests and help reduce the area’s increasing STD rate.
There are several locations in Marshall and its surrounding areas that offer comprehensive STD testing. Most health centers also provide treatment and follow-up care.
The Marshall Harrison County Health District operates an STD clinic on the corner of University Ave and Lindsey Dr in Marshall.
Another option is Wellness Pointe at the Longview Wellness Center on E Marshall Ave in Longview. Parking is available in front of the building.
Some sites might offer free HIV and STD testing. These locations may require proof of income and the patient’s address for STI screenings at a county clinic. Additionally, it could be challenging to find urgent care services.