Mount Lebanon, as part of the Allegheny county, has seen a rise in STD rates over the past few years. Although rates declined in 2017, it is important that residents remain aware of the resources available to them when dealing with sexually transmitted diseases. Chlamydia is the most common in the region, with 5,223 cases reported in the county per 100,000 people in 2017. Below that is Gonorrhea, with 1,794 cases per 100,000 people reported in the same year.
Residents of Mount Lebanon should partake in STD screenings and tests on a routine basis, per the recommendation of Health officials.
If you, or someone you know in the Mount Lebanon area, is in need of STD tests and treatment, there are plenty of options available to residents in need of public health care.
Options for STD testing include the Planned Parenthood on Washington Pike (near Bridgeville), the STD and HIV-AIDS Clinic at the Blakey Center on Wylie Avenue in Pittsburgh, and there are plenty more non-profit and public clinics in the area.
For women, there is the Women’s Clinic of Pittsburgh, located on Drake Road, that can be a valuable resource for specialized care.
Some locations may offer free std testing, however this varies, and may be available only to those who qualify through financial or other circumstances. Make sure you research your options carefully, and watch out for hidden fees.
For those willing to travel, the city of Pittsburgh has even more options for maintaining and monitoring your sexual health, and may be worth the extra distance.