Nicknamed the Heart of Treasure Valley, Nampa, Idaho was born a railroad town where even the streets ran against the grain and with the tracks. Today the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho is best known for being home to the small, private christian college Northwest Nazarene University. Located a scant 20 minutes west of Boise, there is little a resident of Nampa ever has to do without. This also means they are not without their own influx of sexually transmitted diseases.
Gonorrhea rates in the Treasure and Magic Valleys have gone up over 200% between 2017 and 2018 according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the Central District Health Department.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus—or HIV—increased by approximately 30%, and syphilis doubled, but it’s not all bad news for Nampa. Idaho is one of the few states where chlamydia transmission is receding. 466 cases per 100,000 residents in 2018, down from 485 in 2017. Doctors say early and frequent screenings, as well as clear and honest communication between sexual partners are key in maintaining that trend.
Better still, with four clinics downtown and two more located in Boise—near the Boise Airport and the Boise Zoo—there’s an affordable option near you. Check out Terry Reilly Health Services on 16th street for STI screening. Many locations even offer free services during STD awareness month (April) and you can receive results in as little as 1-2 days. Northwest Nazarene University has its own walk-in clinic, at the Wellness Center on Dewey avenue, available to students. Call ahead to see what STIs they can screen for on location.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Nampa clinics with our easy-to-read chart.