No one can argue that Sandy in Utah isn’t a city dedicated to optimal health. Sandy is hard at work developing their city into a more transit-oriented and walkable place to live. An important part of overall health? Sexual health.
With STDs on the rise all over the country, health officials in Sandy are trying to raise awareness of the importance of frequent STI screenings.
Part of Salt Lake City’s metropolitan area, Sandy is the state’s 6th largest city. Located in Salt Lake City, Sandy’s rate of sexually transmitted diseases is included in their yearly reports. Salt Lake County had the highest rate of all Utah counties for new chlamydia diagnoses in 2017. Their rate was a staggering 466.1 per 100,000 people tested. Their new gonorrhea cases also took the highest state rate with 142.2 per 100,000 people having this infectious disease. Continuing the trend, Salt Lake County’s rate for new outbreaks of primary and secondary syphilis was over twice the next highest county’s rate. 7.6 per 100,000 compared to the southwest county’s that reported a rate of 3.7 per 100,000.
To get yourself tested in the Sandy area, you can visit the Salt Lake County Health Department. Their STD clinic is located downtown and does their best to accommodate walk-ins but calling ahead for an appointment is recommended. All testing is subject to an additional office visit fee unless you are only there for HIV screening—then the office fee is waived (though it is still not free STD testing). In addition to HIV, they test for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes 1 & 2, hepatitis B & C, and provide treatment of genital warts. Other affordable options include a Planned Parenthood in South Jordan and a Safe Lab Centre in Draper.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Sandy clinics with our easy-to-read chart.