What are the STI test options in West Islip,NY?
The Long Island region in New York records many cases of STDs every year, and Suffolk County STI rates remain at alarming levels. The commonly reported STD in the county includes chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDH) released an STD surveillance report in 2017. The survey showed that there were 4,917 chlamydia incidences in Suffolk County in 2017. The transmission rate was 352.2. In 2016, the rate was 320.9.
Additionally, gonorrhea cases were 760, up from 573 new diagnoses recorded in 2016. Syphilis had a prevalence rate of 10.9 in 2017, with a total of 151 confirmed diagnoses.
Started by the Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) of Suffolk, the HIV Targeted Prevention and Support Program aims to reduce STD/HIV rates. It does that through community outreach, transportation of HIV+ individuals, linkage to care and mental services, and referral to testing centers.
For STD testing and screening services, you can visit the Suffolk County Family Health Center, which lies along Brentwood Rd. Here, you may receive HIV services such as testing, counseling, and treatment.
Alternatively, you may visit one of the LIGALY clinics in Bay Shore, located along Park Ave or the health center at 44 Union St in Sag Harbor. The Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC) on Adams Ave may provide HIV services and STD screening and testing. LIAAC also has a mobile testing van that expends testing services to Long Islanders.
You can choose other health facilities which may provide free STD testing in West Islip. The downsides to free services include: in some clinics walk-in options might not exist and doctors might not be available on-site or on phone.
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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.