What are the STI test options in West Milford,NJ?
The Northern Jersey region has recently experienced a rise in the number of persons living with STDs and HIV. In Passaic County, STIs remain the most prevalent communicable diseases in the area.
A health report by the NJ Health Department indicated that Passaic County had recorded a 26.5% increase in STD rates between 2012 and 2016. In 2012, STI rate was 549.8 incidences per 100,000 populations, but in 2016, the rate shot to 695.5%.
Additionally, the county recorded 2,732 chlamydia incidences. Twenty-five of these occurred in West Milford town. The total number of gonorrhea and syphilis cases were 678 and 115 respectively.
The Coalition on AIDS in Passaic County (CAPCO) has, for over 30 years, been providing support services to people living with HIV/STD in the county. CAPCO offers medical, financial, and case management services, community health worker programs, and treatment regimen.
STD and treatment services are available in various health clinics in Passaic County. The Planned Parenthood clinic situated at 680 Broadway, Paterson, may offer STD testing, screening, and treatment.
Alternatively, you can also head down to 176 Broadway, where you’ll find the Paterson Division of Public Health. The clinic provides a wide range of STD care including tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis C, and HIV on a walk-in basis. However, you may have to carry your ID.
Other clinics within West Milford may offer free STD testing. However, the health centers may not offer all STD tests for free. Similarly, the tests may not be comprehensive and the after-care drugs may not be available during the time of your visit.
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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.