What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in Palm City,FL?
Between 2013 and 2017 Martin County where Palm City is located has seen a 31% rise in Chlamydia cases, an 18% increase in Gonorrhea cases and an astonishing 57% increase in Syphilis cases.
Martin County has also recorded increased HIV rates with 2016 recording a 4.6 rate and 2018 recording a 9.6 rate per 100000 people. There was a total of 356 Chlamydia cases in 2018 at a prevalence rate of 180 per 100000.
“The massive increase in STD rates is worrying. Some STDs can lead to serious health conditions such as infertility if left untreated. Using protection, getting tested and feeling empowered to ask questions are the key to overcoming this epidemic.” Karlette Peck, Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Martin County
The Florida Department of Health in Martin County urges residents of Palm City to get tested and know their STD status. They have done this through offering free testing outreach events for STDs, HIV and Hepatitis C. Teen clinics where teenagers can get their sexual concerns addressed are also available.
Palm City has numerous other public and private clinics where you can get tested. Some of the public clinics may offer free STD testing or low cost testing. However, long wait times and the fact that prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you’re tested positive are some of the disadvantages.
Some of the clinics include Florida Department of Health in Martin County Stuart Clinic which is a low cost clinic, Planned Parenthood of South East and North Florida Incorporated Martin County Health Center and Care Net Pregnancy Services of the Treasure Coast which is a pregnancy crisis center.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.