What are the STI test options in St. Charles, MD?
Charles County ranks among the Maryland state with the highest number of STD cases. A recent report, particularly isolated chlamydia as the most transmitted STD in the county. However, syphilis and gonorrhea are still a health concern in the region.
In a health ranking report that surveyed STD rates and counts in Maryland counties, Charles County ranked No. 3 when it comes to chlamydia cases. From 2007-2016, chlamydia rates had gone up from 403.6 per 100,000 population to 527.1.
Additionally, County Health Rankings released HIV surveillance, which showed that 428 people were newly diagnosed with HIV by 2013. The infection had a transmission rate of 338.
The MDH (Maryland Department of Health) Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services, in its efforts to reduce STD cases, strives to offer community education on behavioral health and the importance of getting tested. It partners with community-based organizations to dispense quality STD care.
As a St. Charles resident, there are clinics which you may visit and receive STD care. The Charles County Health Department clinic, located along Baltimore Street in La Plata, may offer HIV/STD testing. Additionally, it organizes mobile HIV testing trailers in different towns around the county.
You may consider receiving testing services from a nationwide provider — the Planned Parenthood Health Facility in Waldorf. The care workers may provide different sexual health services including, STD testing and treatment, LGBTQ services, pregnancy tests, gynecological services, among others.
You may as well receive free STD testing in other clinics. However, results may delay for long, or charges may not be upfront.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.