Seabrook, TX, is a city in Harris County dealing with a rising STD outbreak. The area’s experiencing increases across all major STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
In 2015, the area listed 26,231 chlamydia cases. Three years later, that number jumped to 27,415.
It had 7,515 new gonorrhea infections in 2015. In 2018, it reported 8,730.
Syphilis is another concern. The county had 2,278 in 2015, and in 2018, new diagnoses grew to 3,251.
Harris County public health officials are concerned about the quickly increasing STD cases in the area. To slow the spread, they’re asking all persons that are sexually active to seek regular STD testing to protect themselves and their loved ones.
Several sites in Seabrook and throughout Harris County have STD testing services. Most facilities include treatment and follow-up care at the same location.
The Saint Hope Foundation at the Dickinson Health Center on Medical Park Dr. in Dickinson offers screenings.
Affinity Urgent Care at the Affinity Immediate Care center on FM 1764 in La Marque is another choice.
Also, Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services Southeast Clinic on Red Bluff Rd. in Pasadena is an option.
In Pearland, services are available at the University of Texas Medical Branch Regional Maternal and Child Health on E. Broadway.
A few clinics might have free STD testing services. Before calling to schedule an appointment, ask the staff if the no-cost option covers all STIs. Additionally, check if proof of income is required, and how long results can take to receive. These locations may take longer than low-cost sites.