Sexually transmitted disease testing, case management, counseling and treatment services are provided. Confidential HIV testing is also available.
The Washington County Health Department provides comprehensive testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Fees for these services are based on a sliding-fee scale according to income. All services are confidential and minors can be treated without parental consent.
Clients are evaluated for STDs in the integrated clinic where testing is performed for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and/or HIV. Female clients are offered pap screening.
Testing for hepatitis A, B, and C, is available at no cost to clients meeting specific Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. If appropriate, vaccine for hepatitis A and B is subsequently available to those clients at no cost.
Mutually monogamous relationships or remaining abstinent from sexual activity is stressed to guarantee freedom from STDs.