Provides screening and physician services for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Sexually Transmitted Disease Program FAQ
Q1. What does "STD" mean?
Answer: STD is short for "sexually transmitted disease". You may have heard the term "venereal disease", or VD. STD is the newer terminology.
Q2. What is the "STD Program"?
Answer: It is a program at Public Health Services that provides free diagnosis of STDs and free treatment of some STDs.
Q3. Which STDs are treated without cost?
Answer: Syphilis, Gonorrhea ("clap"), chlamydia, trichomonas ("trich"), and other less commonly known STDs.
Q4. How do I make an appointment?
Answer: Just call Public Health Services at 292-5910, and ask for extension 2212 or 2213.
Q5. How should I know if I need treatment?
If you are having any of the following symptoms: a discharge from the penis or vagina, burning, itching, a sore or sores, either painless, or painful, or your sexual partner has been diagnosed with an STD, you should seek treatment.
Q6. When should I contact this program?
Answer: If you don't have private health insurance, medicaid or medicare, or ifyou do have insurance, but can't afford the co-pay or deductible, and you have reason to believe you may need treatment, call our program.