What are the STI test options in Walla Walla,WA?
Walla Walla, often translated as “many waters”, used to be home to the Walla Walla people, a native American tribe. It is located in Walla Walla County, Washington. While Walla Walla’s STD rates are lower than state level, they are still increasing.
Between 2006 and 2014, the chlamydia rate increased from 180 per 100,000 to 315,9 per 100,000 – a 76% increase. In the same timeframe, gonorrhea increased from 10,5 per 100,000 to 76,5 per 100,000. Luckily, the HIV rate is low and stable.
New forms of treatment and medication have made contracting the HIV virus less scary and more manageable. Consequently, condom use has gone down. This has led to STD’s breaking out all over the nation.
There are private and public testing centers in the vicinity of Walla Walla. Public options include the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health on Main St or the Family Medical Center on Rose St. These clinics both provide HIV testing and both accept Medicare and Medicaid. The Family Medical Center requires you to enrol as a patient before being eligible for treatment.
Other options are the Walla Walla Health Center on 1st Ave and the Blue Mountain Heart to Heart on Kelly Pl. Walla Walla Health Center is a Planned Parenthood center.
There may be free STD testing available to some people. Whether you are qualified for this, however, often depends on income and welfare eligibility. Additionally, there may not be a doctor on site or on the phone to help you.
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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.