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Kenner Community Health Center
South Broad Community Health Center
St Charles Community Health Center
Family Advocacy Care and Education Services
Health and Wellness Center
Jefferson Parish Health Unit
Department of Infectious Diseases
New Orleans Health Center
Columbia Parc Clinic
St Thomas at Mahalia Jackson
Fertel Tulane Community Health Center
Emergency Department HIV/Hepatitis Testing Program
Infectious Disease Services
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.
Kenner is the largest incorporated suburban city in New Orleans and the largest city in Jefferson Parish, which is part of Public Health Region 1, also called the New Orleans Region. Jefferson Parish had the second-highest number of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis infections within the New Orleans Region.
The New Orleans Region is home to about 19% of Louisiana’s population, and it encompassed the most chlamydia cases of all nine health regions, accounting for nearly 24% of the state’s total. The region also had the second-highest diagnosis rate. Jefferson Parish had the second-highest number of chlamydia infections within the New Orleans Region in 2018, accounting for 37% of the total, but it had the third-highest infection rate. In 2016 and 2017, Jefferson Parish made up 38% of the region’s total and had the second-highest infection rate, but increased diagnoses in St. Bernard Parish nudged Jefferson down in percentage and rate ranking in 2018.
Louisiana ranked fifth in the nation for its gonorrhea rate in 2018, down from third in 2017. The New Orleans Region had the highest number of gonorrhea diagnoses and highest infection rate statewide in 2018. The region made up 26% of the state’s total, despite gonorrhea cases dropping nearly 1.5%. Gonorrhea diagnoses in the region were more prevalent among males in 2018, encompassing 62% of all cases. Gonorrhea infections within the New Orleans Region are more prevalent among people under age 25, but percentages have been dropping. Although 54% of diagnoses occurred in persons aged 24 or younger in 2016, this percentage dropped to 50% in 2017 and 45% in 2018. Jefferson Parish made up 29% of the region’s total gonorrhea infections in 2018.
Louisiana’s STD prevention efforts resulted in a positive impact on syphilis diagnoses. The state ranked seventh in the nation for its primary and secondary syphilis rate in 2018, down from third place in 2017, and ranked third for congenital syphilis, down from first place. Statewide, males made up 75% of all P&S syphilis cases in 2018, but male diagnoses accounted for 90% of all cases in the New Orleans region. The New Orleans Region had the greatest proportion of P&S syphilis diagnoses in the state, with the second-highest infection rate. Jefferson Parish recorded 24% of the region’s total in 2018, but the parish’s percentage was down from the 29% it claimed in 2017.
Anyone sexually active is at risk of contracting an STD. STDs can cause a host of health problems, especially over the long term. By getting tested and treated, you can help stop the spread of STDs and protect yourself and your partner. Take an at-home test and/or schedule an appointment at one of the free or low-cost STD testing facilities in Kenner and the surrounding communities to find out your STD status.
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 available in Kenner 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:
Access Health’s Kenner Community Health Center provides free HIV testing and self-testing and free hepatitis B and C testing. You can also schedule low-cost chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis testing, with costs determined using a sliding fee scale. Access Health accepts most insurance plans, Medicare, and Medicaid, but you will never be turned away due to an inability to pay. The health center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
1401 West Esplanade Avenue, Suite 108A
Kenner, LA 70065
504-712-7800 or 866-530-6111
Louisiana Department of Health’s Jefferson Parish Health Unit provides STD services on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You must schedule an appointment to receive chlamydia, HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis testing, or HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. Services are provided at low cost, with a sliding fee scale offered if you qualify. The health department also accepts private insurance and Medicaid.
111 North Causeway Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70001
504-838-5100 Ext 139
Planned Parenthood’s New Orleans Health Center offers an array of STD prevention services, including male/female condoms, HPV vaccines, PrEP, HIV testing, STD/safer sex education, and testing/treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and bacterial vaginosis, among others. Interpretation services are available for most languages. Some services may be covered by your insurance but talk to the clinic if you’re uninsured and need a plan to fit your budget. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
4636 S Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125
DePaul Community Health Center’s Kenner Clinic requires an appointment to receive HIV, chlamydia, syphilis, hepatitis C, and gonorrhea testing, or hepatitis A and B vaccines. Services are available Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic accepts commercial insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare and offers a sliding fee scale if you qualify for discounted fees. Some self-pay patients qualify for a nominal fee as low as $35 for medical visits, but lab fees are separate.
3715 Williams Boulevard., Suite 220
Kenner, LA 70065
JPHSA’s JeffCare offers free HIV, hepatitis B and C, and STD testing, which includes chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. Other services are provided at low cost, including HPV and hepatitis A/B vaccines. JeffCare accepts many private insurance plans and patients with Medicare and Medicaid. If you’re not insured, it also offers a sliding fee scale based on your income and household size. You must schedule an appointment to receive care during clinic hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
3616 S I-10 Service Road West, Suite 100
Metairie, LA 70001