STD rates are on the rise in Hennepin County, Minnesota. While a majority of newly reported STD cases in Hennepin County involve residents in Minneapolis, smaller communities, such as Minnetonka, MN, are not immune to this growing epidemic.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, Hennepin County (excluding Minneapolis) had 3,210 reported cases of chlamydia and 873 reported cases of gonorrhea in 2017. In addition, the 2016 Surveillance Report shows that there were 168 reported cases of syphilis in the county (including Minneapolis), which results in a rate of 15 per 100,000 residents.
STDs can affect people of all ages, but studies show that the vast majority of newly reported STD cases involved residents under 25 years old.
A 2018 Surveillance Report, published by the Minnesota Department of Health, Hennepin County (excluding Minnesota) had 60 newly reported HIV cases.
You will find several facilities in or around Minnetonka, MN that might offer HIV or STD testing, such as Park Nicollet Carlson Parkway Clinic, North Memorial Health Clinic, and Planned Parenthood – Eden Prairie Clinic. There are also various private health care offices that might provide STD or HIV testing. Many of these facilities are located near I-394.
If you travel 12 minutes northeast in Minneapolis, you will find additional locations that might offer STD testing, including The Aliveness Project, Planned Parenthood – Minneapolis Clinic, and the University of Minnesota Physicians – Center for Sexual Health.
Some clinics offer free STD testing, but it’s important to note that not all STD tests are free, and you may experience long wait times. In addition, requesting a doctor consultation may require a fee.