Chlamydia is the most widespread STD in Cuyahoga County, comprising 73.17 percent of all STD cases. In 2015, gonorrhea was the second most common STD, most prevalent among African Americans, who made up eighty-six percent of all cases. In addition, Cuyahoga County had 832 diagnosed syphilis cases, at a rate of 7.2 per 100,000 people.
In 2015, sixty-nine percent of all chlamydia cases in Cuyahoga County were comprised of female’s, age twenty to twenty-four, while HIV cases fell for the fifth year in a row in 2017.
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio (Rocky River Health Center) on Center Ridge Rd. and the Neighborhood Family Practice (Puritas Clinic) on Puritas Ave. offer STD testing services to the local community.
People in Cuyahoga County can also take advantage of STD testing services offered at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (Main Clinic) on Venture Dr. The Cleveland Department of Public Health (MetroHealth) on Lorain Ave. as well as the Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio (Old Brooklyn Health Center) on Broadview Rd. are viable options as well.
The county may also have locations that offer free STD testing, however, the types of tests may be limited and the hours may not be convenient. Plus, these locations might not offer comprehensive testing.
In addition, many of these locations might not offer a doctors consultation or medication for people who test positive for STD’s. Furthermore, some of these locations don’t offer the option to schedule appointments in advance.