I. STD Directory in Ellicott City, MD

Showing 27 Testing Locations in Ellicott City
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Baltimore City Health Department

Druid STD Clinic

free / low cost
1515 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 396-0185

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 1:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Baltimore County Department of Health

Woodlawn Health Center

free / low cost
1811 Woodlawn Dr
Baltimore, MD 21207
(410) 887-1332
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: HIV testing every 3rd Wednesday from 4:30pm-7pm. HIV and STD Clinic: Tues., 8:30am-6pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Baltimore County Department of Health

Liberty Family Resource Center

free / low cost
3525 Resource Dr
Randallstown, MD 21133
(410) 887-0600
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: HIV testing 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month from 5pm-7pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Esperanza Center Health Services Clinic

free / low cost
320 Cathedral St
Baltimore, MD 21231
(667) 600-2942
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Not available Notes: Please call for HIV testing hours.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Chase Brexton Health Care

Columbia Center

free / low cost
5500 Knoll North Dr Columbia, Maryland 21045
(410) 837-2050

  • Hours of Operation
  • Fee Information
  • Services Provided
  • Free Services:
  • HIV Test
  • Services Offered:
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Chase Brexton Health Care

Randallstown Center

free / low cost
3510 Brenbrook Dr
Randallstown, MD 21133
(410) 837-2050
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00pm To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
4390 Montgomery Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 9:00am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 9:00am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 9:00am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 9:00am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 9:00am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 4:00pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:00pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
3300 Centennial Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
6480 Old Waterloo Rd
Elkridge, MD 21075
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
7095 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Family Health Centers of Baltimore

Cherry Hill

free / low cost
631 Cherry Hill Rd
Baltimore, MD 21225
(410) 354-2000
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 7:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 7:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Open every 2nd & 4th Sat., 8:30am-1pm. No appointment needed for HIV testing,
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Howard County Health Department

Columbia Health Center

free / low cost
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 313-7500
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis B Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
John Hopkins University

free / low cost
10 W Eager St
Ste 250
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 230-0936
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Park West Health System

Reistertown Road Plaza Clinic

free / low cost
4120 Patterson Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 764-2266
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Not available
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Park West Health System

Men and Family Health - Park Heights

free / low cost
4151 Park Heights Ave Baltimore, Maryland 21215
(410) 874-5502

  • Hours of Operation
  • Fee Information
  • Services Provided
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Planned Parenthood of Maryland Incorporated

Owings Mills Health Center

free / low cost
9129 Reisterstown Rd
Valley Village Shopping Center
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(410) 576-1414

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,10:00am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,11:30am To 7:00pm
  • Wednesday,9:30am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,11:30am To 7:00pm
  • Friday,9:30am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday,9:00am To 12:30pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Open the 2nd Friday and the 2nd Saturday month of the month 9:30am-12:30pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Planned Parenthood of Maryland Incorporated

Baltimore City Health Center

free / low cost
330 N Howard St
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 576-1414

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,10:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 7:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Open every 3rd Friday and Saturday of the month from 8:30am-1pm. Not all services are available during all business hours. Call for additional information.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Total Health Care Incorporated

Westside Health Center

free / low cost
2449 W Frederick Ave
Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 363-8300
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Call for HIV testing hours.
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Total Health Care Incorporated

Mondawmin Mall Health Center

free / low cost
2401 Liberty Heights Ave
Ste 111-113
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 383-8300
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Wednesday,9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Thursday,9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Friday,9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Call for HIV testing information. Infectious Disease clinic Wed., 8:30am-5pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Total Health Care Incorporated

Saratoga Health Center

free / low cost
1501 W Saratoga St
Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 383-8300
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Not available
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Total Health Care Incorporated

Open Gates Health Center

free / low cost
1111 Washington Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 383-8300
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Call for HIV testing hours.
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free STD Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Total Health Care Incorporated

Division Health Center

free / low cost
1501 Division St
Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 383-8300
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Not available Notes: Call for HIV testing hours. Infectious Disease clinic Fri., 8:30am-5pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Total Health Care Incorporated

Mt Royal Health Center

free / low cost
922 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 363-8300
[email protected]thcare.org
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Call for HIV testing hours.
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
University of Maryland Family Medicine

free / low cost
29 S Paca St
Baltimore, MD 21201
(667) 214-1800

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 7:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
University of Maryland Medical Center

Primary Care Midtown Campus

free / low cost
827 Linden Ave
Armory Building
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 225-8083
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Open 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Hours differ on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, open at 9:30am-5pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
University of Maryland Medical School

STAR TRACK Program

free / low cost
120 Penn St
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-6000
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:30am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,9:30am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday,9:30am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,9:30am To 4:30pm
  • Friday,9:30am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Please call to confirm walk-ins are available.
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
University of Maryland School Medicine

Institute of Human Virology

free / low cost
880 Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201
(443) 386-1746

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Hours may vary dependent on special testing programming, educational programming, and events.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No

Howard County and its seat, Ellicott City, report that chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are its most prevalent STDs. In 2018, the county’s chlamydia rate of 364.4 per 100,000 individuals was the highest, followed by gonorrhea’s 79.7, and an overall rate of 7.2 for primary and secondary syphilis.

Chlamydia

Of Maryland’s 35,482 cases of chlamydia reported in 2018, Howard County accounted for 1,170. While the county’s documented chlamydia cases rose 3% between 2017 and 2018, the state’s numbers increased 6% during the same time frame.

Females under age 35 accounted for the highest rates statewide, particularly in the 20-24 category. However, males over the age of 35 outpaced females with chlamydia.

Maryland’s chlamydia cases were representative of the United States’ statistics. Females under the age of 35 outnumbered males with the highest incidents in the 20-24 range. However, the state’s female rate of 4,525 4 per 100,000 outflanked the nation’s 4,064.6 in the same category. Its male 2,140 per 100,000 population also exceeded the country’s 1,784.5. Nationally, males also outnumbered females over 35 years of age.

Chlamydia - Rates of Reported Cases in Maryland, 2018
All rates are per 100,000

Gonorrhea

Although Maryland’s total number of gonorrhea cases decreased by 6% between 2017 and 2018, the state’s 10,305 cases represented a 69% increase since 2014. Howard County’s 255 cases accounted for 34% growth during the same period.

As with chlamydia, the highest incidents of gonorrhea occurred in the 20-24 age group; however, males outnumbered females beginning at age 20. With a male rate of 727 per 100,000 to the female’s 685, Maryland’s male rate of 727 per 100,000 surpassed the country’s 720.9. Its female rate of 685 per 100,000 also rivaled the United States’ 702.6.

While rates increased for all racial groups in Maryland between 2014 and 2018, Black residents comprised the highest numbers. The group’s rate of 361.1 per 100,000 cases represented a 129.5 per 100,000 growth rate.

Gonorrhea - Rates of Reported Cases in Maryland, 2014-2018
All rates are per 100,000 / *Excludes cases with unknown race

Syphilis

Maryland’s rate of primary and secondary syphilis infections increased from 5.5 per 100,000 persons in 2009 to 12.2 cases per 100,000 in 2018, representing 222% growth.¬†Howard County’s 25 infections equated to 7.8 per 100,000 individuals and a 65% increase between 2014 and 2018.

Males accounted for the majority of primary and secondary syphilis cases in 2018. At 89% of all cases, the highest numbers were reported in the 25-29-year-old age group. In fact, Maryland’s male population rated 76.1 per 100,000 individuals as opposed to the country’s 51.9 in the same demographic.

Rates among Black residents in Maryland was more than three times that of other racial groups. African American’s 2018 rate of 27.5 per 100,000 residents represented a 33% increase over 2014’s rates. All racial groups saw a significant growth rate during the same time period, however. Asians’ 2.5 per 100,000 more than tripled its 2014 rate, as did the Hispanic population, which rose from 3.2 to 9.0 during the same time. Likewise, whites nearly doubled their incident rates from 2.8 to 5.3 per 100,000.

Those infected with an STD are often asymptomatic or incorrectly attribute symptoms to another ailment. Individuals may pass on an STD without realizing they’re infected. That’s why it’s so critical for sexually active adolescents and adults to seek regular testing. While STDs are treatable, they can lead to serious medical problems, such as infertility and cancer, without proper care. There are a number of free and low-cost clinics in Howard County and the surrounding areas that can provide the necessary resources for the uninsured.

III. STD Resources in Ellicott City, MD

Howard County Health Department

The Howard County Health Department provides a range of health care services. The clinic’s multilingual STD program works with clients on a sliding-fee scale. Its professional staff screens for and treats chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis as well as trichomoniasis and genital warts. The health department also offers HIV/AIDS screenings. Its clinic provides a hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and Gardasil vaccine prevention program for patients aged 19 to 26.

8930 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, MD 21045
410-313-7500
Website

Chase Brexton Health Care

Chase Brexton offers HIV and STD testing, assessment, treatment, and prescriptions. The flat-fee clinic charges $35 per visit and provides services for current patients by appointment and new patients on a first-come walk-in basis. The facility screens for HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. It also offers PrEP and PEP HIV prevention methods. Although the STD clinic is located in Mt. Vernon, Chase Brexton offers a variety of services, including dental care, OB/GYN, substance use, and psychiatry, at its six locations throughout the area.

1111 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-837-2050
Website

Planned Parenthood

Individuals who live or work east of Ellicott City may want to consider visiting Planned Parenthood in Baltimore City. The clinic offers men and women STD testing and treatment in addition to HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. The facility’s trained professionals also provide HIV testing and referrals as well as PEP and PrEP prevention services. Planned Parenthood’s care extends to general health care for men and women and birth control, pregnancy, and abortion resources. The clinic works with the uninsured on a sliding-fee scale and accepts a variety of insurance plans.

330 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-576-1414
Website

Baltimore County Department of Health

The Baltimore County Department of Health offers STD testing and treatment at seven locations throughout the county. Working on a sliding-fee scale, the clinic’s trained professionals provide confidential services for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, as well as other STDs. The health department also offers HIV testing and referral resources. Additionally, the clinics provide emergency contraception, birth control services, and pregnancy testing. The facilities’ healthcare professionals work with high-risk populations, including adolescents, the homeless, and LGBTQ, assisting with screenings, treatments, and referrals for a range of medical and mental health concerns.

6401 York Road,
Third Floor
Baltimore, MD 21212
410-887-2243
Website

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Those who live east of Ellicott City have the option of seeking STD testing and treatment at the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. The clinic’s trained professionals provide free, anonymous, and confidential services for STDs as well as HIV/AIDS, including pretest and post-test counseling. Additionally, the healthcare facility delivers general health services and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment resources.

2000 Dennis Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
240-777-1760
Website

IV. Sources