North Cleveland, OK has the quiet pace of a small, rural community. It is located just a few miles from Moore, OK and a few minutes from the excitement and amenities of Oklahoma City. Rates of chlamydia have risen by 15% in Cleveland County since 2013. In addition, syphilis is up 38%. The number of cases of gonorrhea rose by 22%.
These alarming increases pose a significant risk to population of North Cleveland and Cleveland county. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the number one reason for this rise is that people fail to get tested and take appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of these diseases.
Among all sexually transmitted diseases that are tracked by the CDC, those between the ages of 20-24 had the highest increase among all disease categories across all of Oklahoma.
Getting tested is the most important thing that you can do to help stop the spread of STDs in North Cleveland. The Cleveland County Health Department operates an STD clinic that at the Moore and Norman offices. However, the hours are limited, and the testing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Many times, you may have to wait without being seen and my have to come back and try again.
There are no clinics that offer free STD testing in North Cleveland, but there are some free clinics in nearby Moore, Norman, and Oklahoma City. However, you must have transportation and the services that they offer are limited. Some do not have a physician on staff who can see you.