The city of Streamwood, Il, is in the midst of an STD crisis. Outbreaks of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis are creating an epidemic in this bustling area that’s a suburb of Northwestern Chicago.
From 2014 to 2016, the Cook County Department of Public Health saw a 24 percent increase in primary and secondary syphilis diagnoses.
A 2016 report by the Cook County Department of Public Health lists Streamwood, Il as one of the highest rates in the area outside of Chicago.
Streamwood, Il is located near several private and public STD testing clinics such as the Opendoor Health Center of Illinois, which offers two locations for STD and HIV screenings. Emergency services are available at the Hanover Park Physicians Immediate Care on Barrington Road.
Another clinic that’s a short distance from Streamwood is one of several ACCESS Community Health Care Centers located throughout Cook County. The closest location is the ACCESS Martin T. Russo Family Health Center on S. Gary Ave. in Bloomingdale. These sites may provide free STD testing.
If you are or think you may be pregnant, Life Choices in Elgin and Schaumburg offer pregnancy services and information about local STD testing. Life Choices provides English and Spanish translation.
We understand cost and privacy may be an issue. Free and sliding fee locations are available. However, they may require proof of income and other documents. Options are available in the city at a low and affordable cost that can provide confidential testing and results.
All locations are on a public transportation route.