Comprehensive Care Center
Health statistics indicate that chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are the STDs most contracted in Daytona Beach. Syphilis cases underwent a dramatic rise between 2017 and 2019.
After a sustained increase between 2006 and 2010, chlamydia case occurrences in Volusia County bounced up and down over the following decade. But despite a few dips over the intervening years, 2019 ultimately reflected a higher rate of 379.6 per 100,000 than the 371.0 rate of 2010.
Infection rates among men steadily increased between 2006 and 2019, more than tripling as their Volusia County rates grew from 119.6 to 386.9. For women, the trend was less steady and remained lower than those of their male counterparts. But their degree of chlamydia infection tripled as well, rising from 83.5 in 2006 to 251.0 in 2019.
In 2019, 715 cases of gonorrhea were reported in Volusia County, with an overall infection occurrence of 132.5 per 100,000 people. More men than women tested positive that year, yet the discrepancy was much smaller between the men and women in Volusia County than those across the state.
Statewide, the female rate of infection in 2019 was 125.5, and for men, that was nearly double at 226.5. In Volusia County, the rate of infection for women was slightly below the state average of 111.5. However, the Volusia County men’s rate of gonorrhea infection was 154.6, 71.9 points below the state number.
In the decade between 2010 and 2019, gonorrhea frequency in Volusia County rose above the Florida state average three times. In 2019, the rate was beneath the state line again but still higher than the 2010 rate of 117.9.
Volusia County residents experienced a significant jump in the case rate for infectious syphilis between 2017 and 2019, from 5.0 per 100,000 to 12.8. This moved the county out of the lowest bracket for Florida county case rates. In 2006, the rate was only 0.8. This upward trend reflects the alarming upswing in syphilis cases experienced across the state and nationwide. Although both sexes have seen rises over the years, syphilis is primarily a male disease, with 2019 Volusia County reports showing 50 cases of infected men and only 19 women.
Long term health issues from untreated STDs may include sterility, various cancers, tubal pregnancy, birth defects, bone deformities, and blindness. These and other devastating effects can be prevented by early diagnosis and treatment. Regular testing for STDs is a vital part of this preventative care and the only way to know for sure if you’re free from an infection. Residents in and around the Daytona Beach area can visit several free clinics and health centers that provide STD screenings..
The Florida Department of Health Volusia Health Center accepts patients on a walk-in basis weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. No appointment is required. Patients can receive urine and culture tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea and blood tests for HIV and syphilis. The center doesn’t perform any other STD screenings. Counseling and treatment are available. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on income. The Volusia Health Center notifies sex partners of patients who test positive for an STD. The information is kept confidential and the patient’s name remains anonymous.
1845 Holsonback Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
CAN Community Health is a non-profit clinic dedicated to serving the HIV community. The clinics provide a full range of healthcare services, including medical, dental, and psychological treatment. The Daytona Beach location offers HIV, hepatitis C, and STD testing and treatment. Free STD and HIV testing and PrEP services for the uninsured are available. There’s an on-site pharmacy, and the staff speaks Spanish. CAN is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and walk-ins are welcome. Medical peer navigators, support groups, telehealth, and transportation are some of the additional services offered here.
1435 Dunn Avenue, Suite #101
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Primary Healthcare Alliance HIV/STD Testing Clinic provides confidential testing for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes, and syphilis. This private, non-profit also offers medical and psychological counseling in addition to medical care. Patients are seen regardless of their ability to pay, insurance status, or financial situation. Board-certified infectious disease trained doctors provide HIV care. Call for information on being seen or tested.
1445 Dunn Avenue, Suite B
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Outreach Community Care Network works to support Volusia County and Flagler County residents with HIV/AIDS. Many of their services are dedicated to this effort, with HIV testing and counseling, HIV community education and outreach, and PrEP services. The clinic also offers primary care services and infectious disease treatment to patients with HIV/AIDs. Free hepatitis C testing is available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for eligible patients who meet specific risk factors. Testing and treatment for STDs is offered weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for $30. Call to schedule an appointment.
240 North Frederick Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Daytona Medical is part of the Family Health Source community, providing healthcare to everyone, regardless of age, race, nationality, income, employment, or insurance status. Patients will not be denied service for an inability to pay. The center offers a full range of healthcare services for adults and children, including primary care, preventative care, and treatment for chronic and acute conditions. Transportation services may be provided to eligible individuals. Diagnostic lab testing is part of their menu of services. Call for more information about available STD testing services.
801 Beville Road
Daytona Beach, FL 32119