What are the STI test options in Oceanside,NY?

Oceanside is a town in Nassau County, New York.  The latest information shows that Nassau County has a rate of 13.5 cases of syphilis, 57.7 cases of gonorrhea, and 364.6 cases of chlamydia for every 100,000 people.  The prevalence of HIV is estimated to be 85.8 cases for every 100,000 people.

The Nassau County Department of Health reports that access to quality healthcare is expanding, and that is part of the cause of the dramatic shifts in pregnancy and STD rates. However, populations that need to take advantage of these resources often don’t, despite the increased availability.

The public health department for Nassau County supports multiple efforts to prevent the spread of STDs.  People in Oceanside have access to programs such as the HIV Partner Notification program, and a counseling and testing HIV/AIDs hotline.

There are a few options to consider when choosing a location.  In Oceanside, there is an urgent care clinic at the cross streets of Long Beach Rd and Foxhurst Rd and another urgent care clinic on Long Beach Rd by Mott St and Daly Blvd.

In nearby areas, there is an urgent care clinic on Sunrise Hwy in Lynbrook and another on Merrick Rd in Rockville Centre.  In Freeport, there is a clinic on Bergen Pl.

Some clinics may offer free STD testing, while others may not offer multiple payment methods.  Other things to consider are some clinics may require appointments or doctor consultation may not be available.

Which one is right for you?