What are the STI test options in McKinney,TX?
As part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, McKinney shares the STD problems of that area to some extent, but not a large one, as McKinney’s rates are much lower. The proportion of people with access to quality health care is higher there than in Dallas.
In 2017, there were 2,921 chlamydia cases in Collin County, at a rate of 301.3 per 100K people. The gonorrhea rate was 88.4, and the syphilis rate was 14.5. There were 1,796 people living with HIV in Collin County at the end of 2017, and 84 people were diagnosed that year, at a rate of 8.7 per 100K people.
STD rates are often high in the south, as sex education in schools tends to be insufficient and there is a high proportion of poor people.
There are a few STD-testing clinics in McKinney, and even more options if you can get to Dallas or Plano. There’s at least one community clinic that provides free STD testing, but you must show proof of your income to see if you qualify.
Collin County Health Care Services, on McDonald St, tests for HIV, hepatitis A, B, and C, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. You must be a resident of Collin County, and you should check the schedule before going. PrimaCare Medical Center also does STI testing, and you can find them on Eldorado Pkwy.