A total of 273 cases of Chlamydia were reported in Dallas County, IA in 2018. The rate of Chlamydia cases reached 313 per population of 100,000 people, in a population 87,235.
The rate of Syphilis in Dallas County was at 50 per 100,000 in population in 2018. A total of 44 cases, down 7 cases since the year 2017.
Cases of Syphilis in Polk County has dropped by 36 since 2017. A total of 71 cases of Syphilis were reported in 2018. Of those cases, 20 were in the Primary or Secondary stages, 17 were in Early Non Primary/Non Secondary Stages and 34 cases that had an Unknown or Late Duration.
“STD cases are on the rise in Polk County and have been increasing within the previous years. A total of 1,367 cases of Gonorrhea in 2018 were found, a 59% increase since the year 2015″.
You may be able to find STD testing services at a local Planned Parenthood. Nearby locations include the West Health Center on 109th Street in Urbandale. There are also two Planned Parenthood locations in Des Moines. The Rosenfield Center is located on Post Army Road and the Susan Knapp Health Center can be found on University Avenue.
Another option to consider may be Innervisions Healthcare in West Des Moines on 50th Street. Other clinics nearby include the Primary Health Center on University Avenue or the Agape Pregnancy Center on Martin Luther King Jr Parkway. Both clinics are located in Des Moines, and might offer STD Testing Services.
When considering free STD testing, bear in mind these services may not be available on a walk-in basis. You may not be offered all services related to STD testing such as doctor consultations.