What are the STI test options in Springfield,IL?

The centrally located capital city of Illinois, like most large cities, has relatively high STD rates, but they’re not nearly as high as Chicago’s. But the big problem in Sangamon County isn’t the fact that they have STD rates, but rather who has them: 40% of STI cases are of teens aged 15–19.

Some of those numbers come from the University of Illinois at Springfield, but not all of them. Since sex education is often lacking in schools, health officials urge parents to talk to their children about sex—the risks, how to stay protected, etc.—no matter how hard it is to have that conversation.

In 2015, the HIV prevalence rate in Sangamon County was 175 per 100K people. That’s a little over half the Illinois rate of 330. But Sangamon County had 1,354 chlamydia cases in 2017, at a rate of 685.7. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates that year were 287.1 and 3.  

Springfield has some STD-testing clinics that can help you. Planned Parenthood is located on Bruns Ln. They test for STIs and treat all of them except HIV. Your fee is on a sliding scale based on your income.

Some charitable organizations offer free STD testing, but only for HIV. You may be eligible for low-cost STD testing at the Sangamon County Health Department, on Grand Ave.

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STD Statistics In Sangamon County, IL

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Additional STD Test Statistics in Springfield, IL

The University of Illinois at Springfield learned that sexually transmitted infections are more of a problem than they previously thought by Sangamon County’s dept. of health. Why this wasn’t already apparent is partially because the city doesn’t publish its rates in obvious places. Data tends to be for the county and state as a whole.

If you don’t see your city’s name on a list, it’s easier to fool yourself into thinking it is not really affecting you.

Some information that should have you thinking is,

  • STDs in teens have been increasing for 10+ years.
  • 65% of Gonorrhea occurs in minorities.
  • 46% of Chlamydia is found in blacks.

Kids under 19 of all ethnicities are responsible for 40 percent of the infectious diseases.

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Affordable or Free HIV Testing Clinics Near
Springfield,IL

Central Illinois LGBTQ Community Center (The Phoenix Center)

OVERVIEW

The Central Illinois LGBTQ Community Center (The Phoenix Center) is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

Central Illinois LGBTQ Community Center (The Phoenix Center) might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

109 E Lawrence Ave Springfield, IL 62704

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Springfield Urban League Incorporated (Health Initiatives)

OVERVIEW

The Springfield Urban League Incorporated (Health Initiatives) is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

Springfield Urban League Incorporated (Health Initiatives) might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

1551 E Madison Ave Springfield, IL 62703

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Fifth Street Renaissance/SARA Center

OVERVIEW

The Fifth Street Renaissance/SARA Center is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

Fifth Street Renaissance/SARA Center might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

1315 N 5th St Springfield, IL 62702

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Planned Parenthood STD Test Locations Near
Springfield,IL

Planned Parenthood of Illinois (Springfield Health Center)

OVERVIEW

It is almost impossible to at least not be familiar with the name Planned Parenthood. They are leaders in research concerning sexual health care. Some may think they only perform one service but nothing is further from the truth.

You can easily get tested for sexually transmitted infections here. You also have the advantage of having a counselor to talk to when results are in.

QUALIFICATIONS

If you call ahead you might be able to get in that day. You can also go online and look through their availability calendar and find a time that is best for you.

Anyone over 14 can get an appointment. without bringing their parents. Calling ahead can also get you enrolled in a plan that will help cover testing expenses.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Treatment is limited to infections not viruses that are often transmitted sexually. This means that you can get antibiotics for some STDs and they will go away. Some however, will need to be managed over a lifetime.

These viruses cannot be treated at Planned Parenthood. They send your records to a specialist of your choosing. They will also help you find one.

SUMMARY

You can everything from Pep and PrEP at Planned Parenthood. Free condoms are also available for men and women. After all these years, the organization is still at the forefront when it comes to protecting your sexual health.

ADDRESS

601 N Bruns Springfield, IL 62702

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City or County Department Sexual Health Clinics Near Springfield,IL

Sangamon County Department of Public Health

OVERVIEW

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

Sangamon County Department of Public Health might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

2833 S Grand Ave E Springfield, IL 62703

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Logan County Department of Public Health

OVERVIEW

The Logan County Department of Public Health is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

Logan County Department of Public Health might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

109 3rd St Lincoln, IL 62656

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Looking for a Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinic? Let's See What's Available in Springfield, IL

Are you thinking that if there were additional clinics and labs that STDs might start to decline? You would probably be right. There are private labs that will test you anonymously at an affordable price. Quest Diagnostics is a preferred one, along with Cancer Care Specialists.

There are also public clinics, but you may need to be a member of their network. Most will let you signup, but some may require may information and money than you are willing to give. Ask the proper questions and you’ll know where to go.

LGBTQ community members tend to go to The Phoenix Center. It’s over on E. Lawrence Ave, not too far from the Dana Thomas House. Services are often free, and this includes testing for most venereal diseases. Hours are short, they close well before local happy hour starts. Fridays, they also want you to call if you need treatment or counseling.

PPIL (Planned Parenthood of Illinois) are involved in every aspect of their clients’ health. This includes the reproductive system of men and women. Testing is on a sliding scale, bring paperwork to back up your inability to pay claim. You’ll also don’t want to surprise them by just dropping in. With hundreds of clients to see daily for all types of health services, they don’t have the time for unexpected guests.

Affordable or Free HIV Testing Clinics Near Springfield, IL

HIV and its subsequent autoimmune virus were enough to frighten people in the 1980’s to go and get checked. Once the disease was no longer in the news, testing lines drop off. What no one realized that it would come back once the pressure was gone. Now it is almost back to epidemic proportions, and Springfield still has fewer than 20 clinics ready for treatment, care and testing.

Springfield Urban League is on E. Madison Ave. Community run, they provide much needed health services for the less fortunate. Free conventional tests come with no requirements. You can also request a rapid HIV test. If you’re concerned about Hep A or B, they’ll vaccinate you against the virus.

Sangamon County Health Department, S Grant Ave., has health and social services for everyone. Testing and providing vaccinations are only a few things they offer. Anyone can go in and receive help, just ask about the fees before entering an exam room. They can be different for everyone, and you don’t want a surprise bill at the end. It can be tough enough waiting for the results, you don’t need a large cost on top of that.

Any private facility can see if you are HIV negative or positive. Sometimes its worth the phone call to remain anonymous and skip the possible wait.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Springfield, IL

In 2014, things started to change. Sexual health education slowly began to include something other than abstinence. Even though it is taking longer than some would like, it is an improvement over the past curriculum.

Since not all schools are caught up students are searching elsewhere, and surprisingly one is The Phoenix Center. Gear for those that are LGBTQ, they warmly welcome anyone that wants to know a little more. Events are held constantly to raise funds for their programs that include education on HIV and STD prevention techniques. Their website has the complete calendar for the month and into the year.

PPOI has never slacked in their efforts to bring about sexual health awareness and education. You can’t miss the literature they have scattered throughout their offices. It is free to anyone interested, and you’ll often leave their clinic with several pamphlets in tow. Read them, there is plenty of information that can help you make the right decisions in all aspects of your life.

The Springfield Urban League is working hard towards youth education and empowerment. Most classes are free or only require a minimal donation, especially if you are trying to better your life. Look on their website or stop by their office, they’ll help you get started with registration in any training or empowerment program.

You don’t have to wait for the schools to catch up to the current times. There are groups in your community that have already done this and are just waiting for you to start participating.

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Better Sexual Health in Springfield, IL

Springfield is more than just the former home and current resting place of Abraham Lincoln. Frank Lloyd Weber designed the Dana-Thomas House in 1904. It is a stunning architectural home and tours are held almost every day. While you’re at it, stop by Edwards Place.

These aren’t the only places you should visit, there is a sexual health crisis looming. A testing clinic or lab can have you back on your sightseeing tour, and you will know how you stand against STDs.

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