What are the STI test options in West Orange, NJ?
West Orange, NJ, in Essex County is suffering from an STD outbreak. The township is experiencing a high number of new chlamydia cases. In 2015, the area had 5,589 new diagnoses and by 2016, that number jumped to 5,761 new diagnoses.
151 of the new cases in Essex County were in West Orange in 2015 and it spiked in 2016 to over 200. The City of Orange Township accounted for 274 of the new cases in 2015 and like West Orange, those numbers continued to climb in 2016 to nearly 350 new infections.
Essex County saw a spike in STD diagnoses in 2016 with an increase in the diagnosis rate of all STDs by nearly 5 percent between 2012 and 2016. The New Jersey State Health Department is attributing the increase to the rise in dating apps and a generation of teens and young adults that didn’t experience the height of the HIV crisis.
Many STD testing locations in West Orange are easy to access with public transportation.
The nearest facility is the Zufall Health Center at the West Orange Health Center on Northfield Ave West. For a local Planned Parenthood clinic, they operate a facility at the Montclair Center on N Fullerton Ave.
Yes, there are some free STI screening locations in and near West Orange. Before contacting them for an appointment, make sure you qualify for testing and ask about hidden fees that won’t come until after your test. Keep in mind that you will need to provide proof of income for free testing.
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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.