What are the STI test options in Summerville,SC?
Summerville, SC, a town just outside of Charleston, is experiencing an explosion of STD diagnoses. Dorchester County, the county location of Summerville had a steady increase in new chlamydia cases between 2015 – 2017 with 618 new diagnoses in 2015 jumping to 826 new cases annually in 2017.
Along with chlamydia, gonorrhea is also on the rise in the county going from 129 new cases in 2015 to 270 new annual diagnoses in 2017. Primary and secondary cases of syphilis are creeping up with the rate per 100,000 residents more than doubling from 2015 to 2017.
Health Officials in South Carolina are voicing their concern about the return of syphilis infections around the country and throughout the state. Community educators in nearby Charleston fear people no longer see syphilis as a threat. They are encouraging everyone to go for STD testing every time they have a new sexual partner.
There are several locations in and near Summerville that offer STD screenings. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for Dorchester County is easy to locate on the corner of N. Main St. and W 4th St N in Summerville.
Another site in town is the Thaddeus J. Bell, MD Family Health Center, a service of Fetter Health Care offers STI testing at their office on Varnfield Dr. In nearby Berkeley County, the public health department provides STD services at their clinic on Westview Dr Blvd in Goose Creek.
You can also seek HIV testing at the Charleston County Public Health Department’s facility on Northbrook Blvd in Charleston. This location is on a bus line.
There may be free STD testing clinics. Check before going to these locations that they offer comprehensive screening for all STDs. Also, you will need to provide proof of income for any free services.
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