Rome, GA is a charming small city in the Appalachian foothills. It was named after the Italian capital by the first settlers in the 1800s.
Fast forward nearly 200 years, and Rome, GA is a relatively well off small city in Floyd County. Nonetheless, it has its problems: in 2018 there were 465 cases of STDs per 100,000 residents.
This isn’t the highest rate in the country -or even in the state of Georgia- but it is higher than the national average.
Anyone engaged in risky, unprotected sex in Rome, GA is at risk for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphillis and HIV.
Despite being the largest city in Northwest Georgia, and despite the fact that there are walk-in clinics in Rome, GA such as the Redmond Family Care Center, as well as other clinics that specialize in oncology and sports medicine, they’re a surprisingly few options when it comes to clinic that offer std diagnosis and treatment.
There is the Haven Health Clinic for Women on Redmond Road. However, as the name rightly suggests, although the doctors at this clinic can advise as to sexual health, their focus is on women and reproductive issues.
Occasionally there are mobile testing clinics that may even offer on-site free STD testing offered by organizations such as Get Well, but these are not a regularly available option.
A General Practitioner in Rome, GA may be able to advice as to STD testing. They may even be able to take the required samples during a regular doctor’s visit, but they will still have to send these away for lab testing. This entails having to wait for your results as well as extra lab fees.