Health and Community Services Department
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE (STD) CLINIC
1st Wing, 1st Floor
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (except holidays)
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Call for an Appointment
Confidential clinic for ages 12 years and older. Complete screening for STD's and counseling for STD Risk Reduction.
Pre- and Post-counseling for HIV testing. Charges are based on services provided. Please bring a picture ID and all
insurance cards. Please do NOT bring children to your STD appointment. You will be asked to reschedule your visit.
We're helping protect your identity. Patients will no longer be seen without proper picture identification:
- Drivers License
- State I.D.
- Work or School I.D.
- Passport or Green Card
- Dept. of Corrections Printout
When insurance is billed for services for a child, the parent or guardian must provide proper ID.
SOME FORM OF PICTURE I.D. WILL BE REQUIRED!
Frequently Asked Questions: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's)
What are STD's?
STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, which can be passed from one person to another, usually during sex or intimate contact. STD's can cause infertility, birth defects if you are pregnant, cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.
What are the most common STD's and what are their symptoms?
How soon after exposure can I be tested for STD's and at what point can they be detected?
We recommend 7 – 10 days after exposure for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Others vary with each STD and individual. Call (269) 373-5203 for further questions or information.
Are STD's treatable?
Most STD's are treatable and curable. ALL are preventable. Early treatment is the next best thing to never getting a STD. Not being treated can be fatal.
What STD's does the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services test for and treat?
- Bacterial Vaginosis (Non-STD)
- Herpes (genital)
Confidential HIV Testing Available in the STD Clinic.
- HIV Conventional-Serum Testing
- HIV Rapid Testing-Same Day Results
What can I do to protect myself against sexually transmitted diseases?
- Choosing not to have anal, oral or vaginal sex (abstinence) is the best way to protect yourself.
- Use condoms or other barrier methods every time you have sex.
- Learn about STD's and how they are spread.
- Talk to your partners about safe sex practices.
- Limit the number of partners you have sex with. This decreases your risk of exposure.
- Don't combine sex, drugs and alcohol.
- Avoid situations that may increase your risk of exposure.
- Do not share needles or syringes for drugs. Do not share needles or inks for tattoos and/or body piercings.
- If you have had unsafe sex - get tested!
Can pregnant women become infected with STD's?
Yes. women who are pregnant can become infected with the same STD's as women who are not pregnant. Because the consequences of an STD can
be significantly more serious, even life-threatening, for a woman and her baby if the woman becomes infected with an STD while pregnant, it
is important that women be aware of the harmful effects of STDs and know how to protect themselves and their children against
infection. More information on STD's and pregnancy.
Where can I get tested?
The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services's STD Clinic is located at 3299 Gull Road,
1st Wing, 1st Floor; hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Call (269) 373-5203 for further information.
Off-site clinic: 3rd Wednesday of every month at Douglass Community Association. Located at 1000 W. Paterson Avenue. Walk-in clinic, no appointment necessary from 1:30 – 3:30pm. Call (269) 373.5203 for more information.
What are the latest CDC STD Guidelines?
2010 STD Treatment Guidelines
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