What are the STI test options in Yakima,WA?

There’s so much to do in Yakima, Washington. It’s a land of rich soil. All the beer and wineries make it a fun place to explore the dating scene. With the increase of dating apps and “hook-up” culture, the Yakima area is experiencing a rise in STD rates—even higher than those at the statewide level.

Their chlamydia rates of 2017 are 46% higher than those of the state of Washington. This makes them 2nd highest county for chlamydia infections. 

Also on the rise, gonorrhea. 25 percent higher in the Yakima area than the state average, ranking them 3rd out of all Washington counties. The Department of Health is taking this increase very seriously. They are urging all sexually active men and women to go in for STD testing and treatment, even if you have no symptoms. 

Primary and secondary syphilis is also at a current high for the last decade, now up to 3 cases per 100,000 people as compared to only 1 case per 100,000 people back in 1996. Yakima reports finding syphilis most commonly in their male residents aged 25-29. 

To get tested for STIs or screened for HIV in your area, check out Planned Parenthood on Tieton Drive. They provide free condoms and accept Medicaid. Their STD tests offered are: bacterial vaginosis (BV), herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. For more affordable testing, head over to Life Choices on 11th Ave where you may be eligible for free testing of chlamydia and gonorrhea. Their hours are limited, so maybe call ahead to book your visit. 

To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Yakima clinics with our easy-to-read chart.

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STD Statistics In Yakima County, WA



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The statistics  showed that until 2011 women were at a higher risk for contracting Gonorrhea, but over the last four years this has dramatically changed. As of 2014 the number of men who contracted this venereal disease had risen and exceeded the rates for women.

When it comes to the area’s high Syphilis rates men have the highest risk. Since 2009 the rate for primary and secondary Syphilis diagnoses in men has risen well above state levels, while less than 1 percent of the female population in the county tests positive.

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STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Yakima, WA

During the 2015-2016 school year parents were often confused and slightly worried about the information that might be taught in their children’s schools. An article published earlier in the school year indicated that sex education classes could begin as early as kindergarten, and this had parents understandably worried.

What has actually changed in the area’s sex education programs is that students will now be taught information that is medically accurate and relevant to society today. Public schools that do offer sex education classes are now required to include information regarding how all STDs are spread, along with the proper use and importance of contraceptives.

Students will learn how to use a condom, and how to protect themselves from STDs if they are sexually active. Abstinence will still be encouraged, but it will no longer be taught that it is the best way for teens to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases.

While the new sex education guidelines only apply to public high schools that offer these programs, it is a positive step towards reducing the spread of STDs. Students will also learn that regular HIV testing in Yakima is the only way to detect the disease, and that the simple procedure could potentially save their lives. Regular Herpes testing in Yakima will also be covered, and educators are hopeful that this will help to reduce the number of incidents reported annually.


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Along with a lack of available information, residents often find it difficult to locate a testing center. The city’s smaller size also results in fewer health clinics, and the ones that are open to the public are cuasing residents to consider the long wait, and simply decide to put off this important procedure.

Recent budget cuts to the city’s health care system are also affecting residents ability to get tested. These tests are no longer covered under Medicaid, and this means that many low income residents simply cannot afford the STI testing fees. When all of this is combined it is easy to see how the city’s sexually transmitted disease rates climbed so high in only a few years.

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In between ski runs and camping trips to the state park remember there are STI clinics nearby. Now you can skip the long wait at the community health center simply by calling to schedule confidential STD testing. This way you only have to spend a few minutes at a nearby lab and you will still have plenty of time to explore the Yakima Area Arboretum.

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