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Family and Behavioral Health Center
Flagstaff Clinic - 4th Street
Flagstaff Health Center
Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.
You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.
At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.
The three most commonly reported STDs in Coconino County and its seat, Flagstaff, in 2017 were chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. However, the county’s rate of growth for each was significantly lower than the state’s between 2016 and 2017.
Chlamydia remains the most prevalent of all STDs, primarily because it’s typically asymptomatic. In Coconino County, the total number of cases increased from 1,048 in 2016 to 1,059 in 2017, representing 1% growth. By contrast, chlamydia cases rose 13% statewide, from 34,923 in 2016 to 39,635 in 2017.
The 20-24-year-old category had the highest number of reported infections in Coconino County with 432 in 2017, followed by 275 in the 15-19 age range. It was a trend repeated in Arizona’s statistics, which recorded 14,508 infections among 20-24 year-olds and 9,302 in the 15-19 category during the same time period. Females accounted for the majority of chlamydia cases across all age groups. Statewide, the women’s rate of 759 per 100,000 people was more than twice men’s 379 in 2017.
Of Arizona’s 12,507 reported cases of gonorrhea in 2017, Coconino County accounted for 211. The county’s highest number of incidents occurred in the 25-29 age group with 59 cases. It was followed by the 20-24 category’s 44 documented infections.
On the other hand, Arizona recorded its highest number of cases of gonorrhea in the 20-24-year-old range, with 3,225. The 25-29 group followed with 2,801 during 2017. Also, on the state level, males’ rate of 211 per 100,000 individuals surpassed females’ 150 by 40.6%.
Coconino County’s number of gonorrhea incidents rose 21% between 2016 and 2017, mirroring the state’s growth. However, one of the most notable gonorrhea increases statewide was among adults over the age of 40. The 40-44 age group’s number of cases rose 69% between 2015 and 2017, while those in the 50-59 and the 65+ categories doubled during the same period.
Of Arizona’s 15 counties, Coconino tied for fifth place with Pima County for a rate of 18 per 100,000 population of overall syphilis cases in 2017. The state’s rate was 23 per 100,000, exceeding the United States’ 20. Males’ rate of 36 per 100,000 was four times that of their female counterparts’ of nine statewide.
Coconino County’s highest number of early syphilis cases in 2017 occurred in the 20-24 and 35-39 age groups, with six each. By contrast, Arizona saw its highest number of 318 cases in the 25-29 category, followed by the 30-34 range with 265. Arizona’s documented syphilis cases, including P&S, early and late latent, and congenital, rose over 25% from 2015 to 2016 and again from 2016 to 2017.
As stated above, many STDs are completely asymptomatic, especially in the early stages. Those who are infected may inadvertently pass it on to their sexual partners without realizing it. Therefore, regular testing is important for sexually active adolescents and adults to avoid long-term health complications. Flagstaff and Coconino County offer a number of free and low-cost options for uninsured individuals to get necessary care.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most critical public health challenges facing the United States, with approximately 26 million new STD infections occurring every year. Nearly half of these new infections affect young people ages 15 to 24.
Community-based organizations are a vital first line of defense in the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular. They generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
You may not be aware of all the STD resources in Flagstaff that can help prevent the spread of STDs. Get connected with these community organizations that are leading the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS with resources and support:
Native Americans for Community Action Inc. offers medical and behavioral services at several local clinics for Flagstaff residents. Its professional staff provides confidential STD and HIV testing, as well as acute and chronic illness care. The clinic’s adult health care is available for men and women and includes physicals and diabetes management in addition to well-woman services. The facility is also a resource for children’s immunizations and school and sports physicals. All services are offered to the uninsured on a sliding-fee scale.
2717 North Steves Boulevard, Suite 11
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
North Country Health Care operates two area facilities, offering a wide range of medical, behavioral, and dental services, including pediatrics, OB/GYN, and physical therapy. The clinic’s routine HIV and STD testing is offered to primary care patients. Confidential services are available to sexually active adolescents and adults. The facility accepts a variety of insurance plans and works with the uninsured on a sliding-fee scale.
2920 North 4th Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Coconino County Health and Human Services sponsors several medical and behavioral healthcare solutions. Adolescents and adults can receive confidential STD testing, treatment, and counseling. The facility also offers HIV testing free of charge in addition to PrEP and PEP services. The clinic is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and patients are seen by appointment only. The facility accepts a number of health insurance plans and offers services to the uninsured on a sliding-fee scale.
2625 North King Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Planned Parenthood offers a wide range of healthcare options for men, women, and adolescents. The clinic’s trained professionals provide confidential STD testing and treatment, as well as HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. They also perform HIV screening and referral services, along with educational resources, to help prevent future infections. The facility is a resource for general health care in addition to providing birth control, pregnancy, and abortion services. Emergency contraception is available on a walk-in basis. All other services require an appointment. Clinic hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Planned Parenthood provides services to the uninsured on a sliding-fee scale, and it also accepts a variety of insurance plans.
2500 South Woodlands Village Boulevard
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
The Navajo County Public Health Services District is a resource for individuals who live or work southeast of Flagstaff. The clinics’ nursing services in Holbrook and Show Low offer STD testing and treatment. They also provide HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C testing and counseling resources. All services are confidential and anonymous, and individuals aged 14 and older are not required to provide parental consent. Patients are seen by appointment, with prices ranging from $10 to $30, depending on the test.
619 East 3rd Street
Winslow, AZ 86047