What are the STI test options in Warwick,RI?
In recent years, STD rates, including gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia have risen significantly in many communities across the county, and Warwick, RI is no exception.
The Rhode Island Department of Health’s 2015 Surveillance Report showed that there were between 200 and 300 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 people. This report went on to reveal that the city had between 25 and 50 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 residents and between 10 and 20 cases of syphilis per 100,000 residents.
Additional health reports show that the majority of newly reported STD cases involve teenagers and young adults ranging from 15 to 24-years old.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, out of a total population of 142,109, Kent County had 6 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in 2017.
Warwick, RI has numerous health care clinics and facilities that may offer STD and/or HIV testing, such as CareWell Urgent Care Warwick, Thundermist Health Clinic, and Ocean State Urgent Care of Warwick. Many of these centers are located just minutes from I-95 or right off Providence Street in West Warwick.
If you take I-95 just 12 miles north into Providence, you will find several other medical facilities, including the Mariam Hospital, AIDS Project Rhode Island, and ACOS (Accountable Care Organizations) that might provide STD testing or HIV testing.
Some of these clinics even advertise free STD testing. However, it’s important to keep in mind that testing results may not be immediate. In addition, a doctor may not be available for a consultation, which means that you might not be able to obtain an immediate prescription to treat an STD.