What are the STI test options in Waterford,MI?
There is no city immune to sexually transmitted diseases. In Waterford, Michigan, around 4200 people contracted chlamydia, while nearly 150 people contracted some form of syphilis in 2017.
Waterford also had several HIV diagnoses in 2017 as well. In fact, diagnosed cases of HIV have been on the rise, with the average between 2012 and 2016 being 95, and that number jumping to 109 in 2017.
The reported cases for chlamydia has increased by about thirty cases from the annual average of 302 between 2012 and 2016 to 337 in 2017. Of all the confirmed cases of STDs in Oakland County, 22 cases were co-diagnosed with HIV.
Because of the upward trend of STD cases, Waterford, MI doctors are urging people get proper information and advise frequent testing.
However, Waterford, MI has clinics where you can get tested. The most well-known clinic in the city is the Henry Ford Medical Center on Highland Road, founded by the automobile industrialist, and now one of the state’s largest group practices.
Waterford also has the Honor Community Health Summit Center, located on Summit Drive. This facility has seen a 200 percent increase in patient enrollment since 2012.
There’s also the Waterford Teen Health Center (WTHC), located on North Cass Lake Road, for younger patients. The center has partnered with the Waterford School District to provide service for people aged 12 to 21.
There may be clinics that offer free STD testing, but given that Waterford shares its health centers with the populations of Pontiac, MI and the rest of Oakland County, it might be difficult to book an appointment, and walk-ins may not always be an option.
Any free STD-testing options will likely be based on income. However, some clinics will not turn away clients who do not have insurance, and some may have low-cost testing options.
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