What are the STI test options in Watertown,NY?
Recent HIV infections reported in Watertown, a city in Jefferson County indicates that there were 259 HIV infections at a prevalence rate of 271 earlier 2019. This is a reduction compared to the previous number of 339 at a rate of 358 reported in 2015.
The number of Syphilis infections remained almost constant as indicated by the health reports. Only 6 infections at a rate of 5.4 were reported in 2015 and the number slightly reduced to 5 at a rate of 3.7 in 2017.
Gonorrhea infections in the county rose from 55 at a rate of 39.8 in 2015 to reach a moderate figure of 122 at a rate of 89.7 in 2017.
Chlamydia was the most frequent infection reported in Jefferson County. The infections hiked from 593 at a rate of 404.6 in 2015 to reach a high of 787 at a rate of 569.8 in 2017.
The Jefferson County Department of Health has come up with special initiatives of delivering HIV prevention interventions in non-traditional settings such as bars, beauty/barber shops, and parks using mobile units where they can reach a large number of people.
Watertown Urgent Care and Planned Parenthood – Watertown Health Center are some of the medical centers in the city that offer STD/HIV testing, screening, and treatment. Other hospitals in the city where residents can get the same services are the Samaritan Medical Center and Samaritan Family Health Center at Watertown.
Residents may be lucky to access the free tests in some of the facilities. Unfortunately, test results may not be immediate and there may be inconsistency in the wait times due to high patient volumes.
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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.