What are the STI test options in Missoula,MT?
As property prices and rents in the bigger American cities continue to rise sky high, smaller cities across the nation are becoming hip and appealing. This is exactly what’s happening in Missoula, MT, a city located deep within the Rockies with a population of approximately 72,000.
Still, despite it’s idyllic setting, artist friendly vibe, and relaxed pace of life, residents in Montana’s Garden City still need to take good care of their sexual health.
Specialists working for the Missoula City-County Health Department have reported a sharp rise in the incidences of sexually transmitted diseases. There has been an especially pronounced increase in the number of cases of syphilis, with the number of cases in 2018 being a whopping four times that reported in 2017.
As for HIV, the number of cases reported in 2018 by the same agency was less than 5. Nonetheless, this is still cause for alarm given that Missoula, MT is such a small community and it’s growing.
There’s been a sharp increase in the cases of syphilis in Missoula, MT.
Missoula, MT is perhaps unique in that you may be able to find free STD testing, but only for specific diseases (chlamydia and gonorrhea usually) and only if you qualify based on your income or insurance status.
This is the case with Carenet of Missoula, a public health clinic located on Fairview Ave on the second floor of the City Life Center Building. Tests for other HIV, herpes, and other STDs are usually low cost, as are the full-spectrum STD and HIV tests for both males and females.
As for when you’ll get your test results, you’re likely going to have to wait until the next Monday if you opt for these free or low-cost options.
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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.