What are the STI test options in Pontiac,SC?
Syphilis and gonorrhea head the list when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases in Richland County, SC. In fact, in 2016, the HIV prevalence rate was 906 per every 100,000 people diagnosed. As a result, Richland County continues to have the highest number of reported HIV cases in South Carolina and black males still make up the largest percentage of all cases.
As of 2016, Richland County, SC had a chlamydia rate of 845 cases per 100,000 people within a population of 389,708.
Richland County has STD testing options that include Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services of South Carolina on Two Notch Road and Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (Columbia Health Center) on Middleburg Drive.
In addition, other local options for STD testing include the Richland County Health Department on Hampton St., the Sandhills Medical Foundation on Baldwin Ave., and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Department of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Division) on One Richland Medical Park. Other STD testing options include the Joseph H. Neal Wellness Center on Laurel St. and the Acercamiento Hispano de Carolina del Sur on Wildwood Ave.
Free STD testing is provided in some local locations, however, you may have to pay for a doctors consultation after testing, have limited access to comprehensive STD tests, endure long wait times, and you may not have the option to book an appointment. In addition, many free testing sites have fees that may not be upfront.
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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.