STD and HIV rates are up in communities throughout Palm Beach County, including in the town of Wellington, FL.
In 2016, the county recorded nearly 5,500 reported cases of chlamydia, which represents a rate of 383.4 cases per 100,000 residents. Gonorrhea rates rose slightly as the number of reported cases increased from 1,276 cases in 2015 to 1,288 cases in 2016. This represents a rate for 2016 of 90.5 cases per 100,000 residents.
Syphilis rates for Palm Beach County were also high, with more than 200 reported cases (of all stages) for 2016.
After years of decline, HIV rates in Palm Beach County, including Wellington, FL, started to rise again in 2013. In fact, the county saw an 8 percent increase in 2017, as the number of reported HIV cases rose from 298 cases in 2016 to 323 cases in 2017.
There are several possible public STD testing centers in Wellington, FL, including Planned Parenthood – Wellington Health Center, Wellington Regional Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic Florida – Wellington. You will also find numerous private health care centers and doctors offices in Wellington, FL, many of which are located just off South State Road 7, that might offer HIV and STD testing.
If you prefer, you can travel into West Palm Beach to find additional locations that may offer STD and HIV testing, such as Palm Beach County Public Health, Florida Department of Health – Palm Beach, Planned Parenthood – West Palm Beach Health Center, The Community Health Center, and Palm Beach Women’s Clinic.
Some of these health care facilities might even offer free STD testing. Unfortunately, some people might not meet income eligible requirements for free services and sometimes free services don’t include all types of STD tests.