Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) or Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) refer to diseases which are spread by a bacteria or virus that is passed from one person to another during sexual contact or exposure to infected body fluids. Some STIs are curable, while others are not. Many have serious side effects. Some STIs can cause severe damage if left untreated.
The Sexual Health Clinic provides:
Sexual health information
STD testing - $11 for Jackson County residents and $41 for out of county. Additional lab fees may be charged. No one will be turned away from services due to the inability to pay.
STD treatment and follow-up for cases and contacts
Free Walk-In Pregnancy Tests
HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing - Some fees may be charged for court ordered cases.
Confidential and anonymous counseling and testing services for high-risk individuals
Qualified speakers available for group presentations on HIV/AIDS
Nurses offer anonymous notification of partners for people testing positive for infection.
Take home medication for your partner for the treatment of some infections (certain restrictions may apply)