This northwest city in Iowa, Sioux City, is the fourth largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Woodbury County. The Sioux City Metropolitan area contains no less than five counties (Woodbury, Plymouth, Dakota, Union, and Dixon). With such a large population, it comes as no surprise that the Sioux City area is seeing an increase in the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
Looking at the data collected by the state of Iowa in 2017, Woodbury County had a rate of 509.8 new cases of chlamydia per 100,000 people. Though, to their credit, the Sioux City area’s total number of cases for chlamydia was actually down by 99 from the previous year.
New gonorrhea diagnoses were reported at a rate of 167.3 for every 100,000 people tested. The rate for primary and secondary syphilis in Woodbury County couldn’t be calculated—as the number of cases was too small! The state of Iowa’s HIV surveillance end-of-year report for 2017 showed there are now 103 Iowans diagnosed with the disease in the Sioux City area.
To get tested in Sioux City, there are a few affordable options to look at. The Siouxland District Health Department on Nebraska Street runs an STD clinic. Free STD testing is possible under certain circumstances if you meet the qualifications. They test for HIV and hepatitis for an additional fee. Another option is Her Health Women’s Center on Sunnybrook Drive. Call them to discuss your options, if you qualify for complimentary chlamydia or gonorrhea testing, and to schedule an appointment.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Sioux City clinics with our easy-to-read chart.