What are the STI test options in Melrose Park,IL?
The county health reports noted a hike in the number of HIV infections in Melrose Park, a village in Cook County. The HIV infections rose 23,853 at a rate of 548 in 2013 to 25,623 at a rate of 586 in 2018.
An overall increase in the number of Chlamydia infections was reported over the last decade. The infections gained from 8,792 at a rate of 354.4 in 2008 to 12,130 at a rate of 485.4 in 2017.
Syphilis infections were prevalent in the male population more so in the men who have sex with men. The infections gained from 63 at a rate of 2.5 in 2008 to 198 at a rate of 7.9 in 2017
The Cook County Department of Health has been conducting frequent community events and health fairs to educate the community, especially high schools teenagers, on ways to prevent STD/HIV infection, how to access testing and treatment, and the importance of knowing their health status.
There are several hospitals in Melrose village like the Park Immediate Care and Planned Parenthood – Austin Health Center where you can access HIV/STD services. Other hospitals offering such services include Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and the Westlake Hospital.
Not all clinics in Melrose Park offer free STD testing. If you are lucky to find a clinic offering the free test service, you may be required to be of a certain age or to be on welfare. Some of the eligibility requirements may also be strict.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.