Douglas County Health Department offers STI clinics and home testing

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The Douglas County Health Department is offering free STI clinics for people 24 and under.

According to the Douglas County Health Department, STI clinics will be held throughout the week at the Douglas County Midtown Campus at the southeast corner of 41st and Pacific Streets.

Clinic services are free for people 24 and under and $15 for people over 25. Payments can only be made in cash or by check.

Appointments are required.

Anyone aged 13 and over can receive ITS services. Children will not be admitted to the clinic.

Attendees are asked to bring identification, a snack, and water in case treatment is needed. According to the Ministry of Health, depending on the crowd, those present could wait at least an hour.

Services offered at the test site include:

  • Screening/treatment for syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia
  • Walk-in HIV testing/HIV referral
  • Trichomonas test (women only)
  • Express test for gonorrhea, chlamydia (no exam needed)
  • Examinations by licensed healthcare providers are required for the diagnosis/treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Confidential counseling (risk reduction; partner notification; disease information)
  • Vaccinations are available for adults who meet the qualifications
  • Free distribution of condoms/education
  • Accelerated partner therapy
  • Herpes test is not provided

Clinics will be held at various times from Monday, September 12 through Saturday, September 17.

Free home STI testing is also offered by the Department of Health. The service provides express testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia.

Home testing requires a brief form and a urine sample. The form and sample can then be taken to one of 12 outreach sites around Omaha. The results will be given approximately one week later.

Free HIV home testing kits can also be requested by calling the Department of Health at (402) 444-7750.

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