Scarsdale is a city located in Westchester County, New York. According to the Census Bureau, the population of Scarsdale is estimated to be 17,871. As with many other areas of the country, Westchester County has seen an increase in sexually transmitted diseases, with chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis being among the top three.
Between 2013 and 2018, chlamydia was the most reported STD, with a reported 3,927 cases in 2018 with an overall rate of 402.6 cases per 100,000 residents.
Gonorrhea was the second highest reported STD in 2018 with an estimated 756 cases, a rate of 78.4 cases per 100,000 residents.
The third most prevalent STD was syphilis. In 2018, there were a reported 242 cases, with a rate of 24.8 per 100,000 residents.
”Cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea have increased in New York State for four straight years, according to the latest annual Sexually Transmitted Infections Surveillance Report from 2017, while syphilis declined for the first time in five years.”
There are several locations for sexually transmitted disease testing in the Scarsdale/Westchester County area. The Westchester Department of Health – White Plains located on Court Street is just one of the places to receive testing.
Other locations include The Coachman Family Center on E. Post Road, Mount Vernon Greenburgh Health Center on Tarytown Road and Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Incorporated Mount Vernon Center located on Gramatan Avenue.
Some clinics offer free STD testing, while others offer testing based on a sliding scale fee dependent on income. Please be advised because these are public clinics, wait times may be longer than at a private clinic.