Cook County health officials have expressed their concerns about the increasing number of persons testing positive to STDs. Rolling Meadows town is among the affected areas, especially with cases on chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV.
According to a 2014 Annual STI Surveillance by the Cook County Department of Health, the county recorded a chlamydia rate of 413.9 per 100,000 persons. While the majority of the incidences occurred among persons of color, the highest rates were among females aged 20-24 years. It was 4,306.8.
Additionally, gonorrhea had the second-highest morbidity, with a rate of 85.0 in 2014, whereas the rate of syphilis was 3.0 per 100,000 populations.
In partnership with the Cook County Health and Rush University Medical Center, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center intervenes in the HIV/STD situation by offering the following services to the +ve population: case management, mental health, primary care services, prevention and education program etc.
Residents in Rolling Meadow who’d like to get tested, there are several available clinics within the town. For example, the Cook County Health STD Specialty clinic at 2121 Euclid Ave may provide STD testing and treatment services on a walk-in basis, Monday to Saturdays.
Alternatively, you may consider the Englewood STD Clinic at 641 W 63rd St, South Austin Public Health Center at 201 W Kenyon, Champaign. Otherwise, the Howard Brown Health Center may offer STD care services.
Other nearby health facilities within Rolling Meadows might provide low-cost or free STD testing, but they may operate at inconvenient times and you might not be allowed to see doctors on site since they work on tight schedules. In addition, you may also have to wait for long hours to be serviced because of long queues and the results may delay for more than two weeks.