Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD):
We test and treat people for various sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, we try to be sure partners get testing and treatment if needed. Our primary efforts are aimed at preventing the spread of the disease. If you think you have an STD you can walk-in to our clinic to speak to a nurse during normal business hours. Or if you have any questions you can also call our office at (541) 506-2600 and ask to speak to a nurse. The nurse can help you decide whether you should be seen in our walk-in clinic on Wednesday, Thrusday and Friday 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m, or whether you should schedule an exam with a Nurse Practitioner on Mondays or Tuesdays.
The nurse will answer your questions and help you prevent further infections and/or passing infection on to others. We have written information we can give you as well. It is very important that we see and treat any partners you have or recent past partners. Treatment for partners is good for their health, but it also helps to prevent you from becoming re-infected from them. We make this very convenient and if you have a treatable infection, we can often treat your partners free of charge.
The clinic is for all genders of all ages.
All information is confidential. All information we receive from you and everything in your medical record is confidential. This information will not be released without your written consent. It is important to note, however, that if health department staff becomes aware of physical or sexual abuse of a person under 18, North Central Public Health District is required by law to report abuse to social service or law enforcement agencies.
Visit the CDC website on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)/ Prevention:http://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/default.htm
Use condoms every time you have sex if:
- You do not know your HIV status or your partner’s HIV status.
- If you or your partner has not been tested for STD’s after having had previous partners.
- You or your partners have any sores or rashes in your genital area, any abnormal discharge (odor, color, consistency), or other concerns about possible sexually transmitted diseases or infections of any kind in your genital area.
- You have multiple partners or partners you are unfamiliar with.
- Your partner has risk factors such as HIV infection, injection drug use, anonymous sex partners
- You want to decrease chances of pregnancy.