Pullman is a city in southeastern Washington state next to the state border with Idaho in Whitman County. According to recent county statistics, the rate of chlamydia is 853.1, gonorrhea is 31.1, syphilis is 6.2, and HIV is 60.2 for every 100,000 people in the county.
Recorded cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea increased in Whitman County in 2017, according to a Whitman County Department of Public Health news release. Chlamydia increased by 8 percent last year and gonorrhea by 142 percent.
Public health in Pullman is managed by Whitman County. The county offers HIV counseling and testing, HIV education, and distributes free condoms at health department offices and at local bars and taverns.
Public health nurses also provide HIV education for elementary school children at all county school outside of Pullman. Moreover, the county department maintains social media accounts to help raise awareness of testing and STDs.
Within Pullman, there are a few options to get tested. Pullman Family Medicine clinic is located on NE Valley Rd. Cougar Health Services is another clinic that is located on SE Washington Street.
Planned Parenthood has a clinic in Pullman on SE King Dr. A walk-in clinic called Pullman ReadyCare is located on SE Bishop Blvd.
While some clinics may offer free STD testing, some may only offer certain tests for free. Additionally, the clinics may vary in hours of availability, may require an appointment beforehand, or may have inconsistent wait times.