What are the STI test options in Redan,GA?
Redan is a city near Atlanta in Dekalb County, Georgia. Recent county-wide data in 2016 shows that there were 5,799 cases of chlamydia, 2,315 cases of gonorrhea, and 298 cases of syphilis. Moreover, there were 7,413 cases of HIV reported.
According to leading health experts such as Dr. Sandra Ford, head of the Dekalb County Board of Health in Georgia, these high rates are also due to increased testing within the Black community. Not only is an increase being seen in HIV, but also in gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and herpes.
Public health in Redan is managed by Dekalb County. They offer programs such as STD counseling and treatment, partner notification and treatment, free condoms, condom distribution, medical case management for HIV patients, and Pre-exposure prophylaxis.
There are clinics in nearby Lithonia on South Stone Mountain Lithonia Rd and the Lithonia Healthcare Center on Hillandale Dr. There is also the Emory Clinic on Hillandale Dr and an urgent care clinic at the crossroads of Hillandale Dr and Dekalb Medical Parkway.
Other options to consider in nearby Decatur are the DOOR clinic on Covington Hwy and the Recovery Consultants of Atlanta clinic on Covington Dr. Furthermore, another option is Oakhurst Medical Center on Taylor St SW in Conyers.
While some of these clinics may offer free STD testing, not all tests may be free. Additionally, some clinics may require appointments, hours and availability may not be consistent or inconvenient, and results may take some time.
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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.