Because Williamsburg is classified as an independent city, it isn’t a part of any surrounding counties. Colonial Williamsburg, along with James and York County, makes up part of the Historic Triangle. The Historic Triangle attracts over 4 million tourists a year—which may account for some of the influx of sexually transmitted diseases.
Health officials in Williamsburg worry that inadequate sex education (and the use of long-term birth control) is contributing to the problem. They’re seeing more and more young people coming in with bacterial infections after having sex without protection.
In 2015, the chlamydia rate in Williamsburg was 476.5 per 100,000 people. To compare, Virginia’s rate for that year was 424.5 per 100K. Gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 191.7 and 0. In 2015, there were 170 people living with HIV and AIDS in the Williamsburg area, with a prevalence rate of 208 per 100K people.
If you’re looking to get tested for STDs in Williamsburg, there aren’t many cheap, affordable options in the immediate area. There’s a MinuteClinic in the CVS on Richmond Road. They are a walk-in clinic, so wait times vary. There’s also the James County Health Department on Professional Drive, you may wish to call and book an appointment in advance as it is a public clinic and likely busy. For students of William and Mary, the student health center is on Gooch Drive. For free STD testing keep an eye on-campus or community calendars for STI awareness events.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Williamsburg clinics with our easy-to-read chart.