What are the STI test options in Portage, MI?
In 2015, Kalamazoo County ranked 2nd with the highest number of Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea cases in Michigan. 51% of the people diagnosed with Gonorrhoea were women and 72% were aged between 15-29 years.
Despite the rates of these diseases being constant in the Michigan State, Kalamazoo County has experienced a constant growth of reported STD cases since 2006 from 759 to 1,093 cases in 2014. Also, the county averages of these diseases have been higher than that of Michigan.
In 2017, 2,304 cases of Chlamydia and 854 Gonorrhoea cases were recorded. The diseases were more prevalent in black populated areas with 43% of the cases being black people.
The University of Michigan’s Stephenson stresses about changing the people’s mind on STDs from a curative mind-set to prevention. The county’s health department has been working relentlessly to educate people on STDs through awareness campaigns and prevention programs.
Planned Parenthood of Michigan (Kalamazoo Health Center) located in Michigan Avenue provides STD testing services that include Herpes test, HPV Vaccine, and conventional blood HIV test.
Another option you can check out is the Community AIDS Resource and Education Services of Southwest Michigan (Kalamazoo Office) on Pioneer St.
There are other options such as Alternatives of Kalamazoo located in Michigan Ste, Family Health Center Incorporated-Healthcare for Homeless on Rose St, and Family Health Center Incorporated located in Patterson.
Some clinics offer free STD testing services, but you have to pay a doctor consultation fee.
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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.