The rising rates of STDs in Springfield, OR and the entire greater Lane County continue to rise. The latest health reports indicate a significant surge in STDs such as gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia.
According to recent report by the Robert Wood Johnstone Foundation, Lane County had recorded STD rates of 458 cases per 100,000 individuals, which was higher compared to the state’s 411 cases per 100,000 persons.
Looking at the historic figures, the rates of new syphilis diagnoses were about one or two cases every year. However, by 2013, the Lane County Public Health had reported more than 23 syphilis incidences.
The report also indicated that gonorrhea cases had gone up by 60% since 2012. The number of gonorrhea cases had spiked to 202 in 2013.
The Oregon Health Authority’s Ryan White HIV/ AIDS program may provide comprehensive care and medical services to low-income Springfield residents. Additionally, the Lane County Health facility located at West 7th Ave in Eugene may provide discreet, non-judgmental services.
On E Primrose St, the Springfield Health Department clinic may deliver diagnosis and treatment services. The Planned Parenthood Regional Health and Education Center situated on Franklin Blvd. in Eugene, OR may also provide STD screening for most of the common STDs, including Hepatitis and HPV vaccines.
The HIV Alliance, situated along City View St, Eugene, may offer HIV care, education and prevention services, including screening services for Hepatitis C.
You can also visit other health facilities which may provide free STD testing, although you’ll have to spend a lot of time waiting in queue.