New Britain, CT is a beautiful New England town in Hartford County, located only a short distance from the City of Hartford. Although the state of Connecticut has lower rates of sexually transmitted disease, compared to national averages, STDs still pose a significant health risk to the community.
Within the state of Connecticut, New Britain and Hartford have a significantly higher rate of chlamydia than the state. Chlamydia rates in New Britain are almost double state averages and are on the rise. Gonorrhea rates are over 20% higher than state averages in New Britain.
According to Connecticut health officials, new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have shown dramatic increases in new cases since 2016. New cases of Chlamydia topped 17,750 statewide in 2017. Because rates in New Britain are even higher, this poses an even greater risk to residents in this area.
This rise in STD rates has prompted state and county officials to take action and establish a new campaign targeted towards promoting testing as a way to curb rising STD rates. You can get tested at the New Britain Public Health Nursing Division, Planned Parenthood in West Hartford, and through the New Britain Health Department.
Some of these clinics may offer free std testing for some people, but you must meet income qualifications. Not all locations accept all forms of payment or take all insurance. In addition, if you test positive, there may not be a physician on staff who can address your needs and help you begin treatment protocol as quickly as possible.