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The Kinder Healthcare Clinic
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Wellness and Specialty Care Center
North Miami Health Center
Care 4 U Community Health Center
Little Havana Primary Care Center
Miami-Dade Primary Care Center
Miami-Dade Primary Care Center
Miami Beach Primary Care Center
Palm Center Clinic
Everglades Health Center
South Miami Health Center
Little Haiti Health Center
Jefferson Reaves Sr Health Center
Rosie Lee Wesley Health Center
South Florida AIDS Network
Flamingo Medical Center
Ghassan Fahel DO
Stanley C Meyers Center
Beverly Press Center
North Miami Center
Miami Health Center
LGBT Community Center
UM Mobile Welleness Clinic
The Village South
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.
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While the number of reported chlamydia cases in Miami has more than doubled since 2006, the rate of 478.4 is well below the high for the state — 1,158.8 in Leon County. The overall infection rate is also below the national average of 539.9. In raw numbers, 13,415 cases were reported in Miami-Dade County in 2018 compared to only 5,196 in 2006 — an increase of 158% in 12 years.
From 2006 to 2015, the number of reported cases of gonorrhea remained fairly stable in Miami-Dade County, ranging from a rate of 79.9 up to 97.9 with some fluctuation. Just four years later, the incidence rate was 153.9, just under the state average of 156.3. The national average is 179.1 according to the CDC, which puts Florida as a whole, and Miami-Dade County specifically, on the low end for cases of gonorrhea. Even with the relatively low incidence rate, the number of cases reported annually hit 4,315 in 2018, an increase of 2,375 cases since 2006.
Miami-Dade County reported 546 cases of infectious syphilis in 2018, making it the 10th highest-ranked county in the state. With the disease nearly eradicated nationwide in 2002 with an infection rate of just 2.1 per 100,000 people, the number of cases in Florida was just 204 in 2006. Since the historic lows of the late ’90s and early 2000s, incidence rates have climbed steadily, finally hitting the current high of 19.5, which is near the top nationwide.
Not all STDs cause recognizable symptoms. Some may be asymptomatic for years while still causing undetected negative health effects. Reproductive health is one of the major risk factors with an untreated STD. Over the long-term, many other issues may be linked to an undiagnosed STD, including mortality. Regular testing is the only way to be sure of a clean bill of sexual health.
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 Miami 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:
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation offers free STD testing at a variety of locations throughout Miami. Testing is available for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. Clinicians take swabs, blood, or urine samples to run lab testing, and results are typically available within a week. Those with a positive result receive a phone call, while those with negative test results may need to call in to confirm. Walk-in appointments are welcome, and testing may take up to 30 minutes. Depending on the day, there may be a wait time before being seen. There are two AIDS Healthcare locations in the Miami area: Biscayne and South Beach. The Biscayne location is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and the South Beach location is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2900 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
Test Miami is a nonprofit organization that hosts regular, free STD testing events at various locations throughout the city. Those interested in STD screening can make an appointment or walk-in and be seen the same day. In addition to free STD testing, rapid HIV screening and free condoms are also offered at events, and education about sexual health and safe sex is provided. Referrals are available for additional services like substance abuse treatment, medical care, or prevention case management.
1350 NW 14th Street, Suite 202B
Miami, FL 33125
Operating out of the Kendall Health Center, Planned Parenthood offers a variety of family planning services and STD screening and prevention education. Full-spectrum testing covers HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital warts, herpes, and other infectious diseases. Rapid HIV testing results are available within 30 minutes, following a simple cheek swab. Costs vary and this location does accept health insurance. Appointments may be scheduled by phone or online, and walk-ins are accepted. Interpretation services are available at no additional cost, though for walk-ins, they may be provided over the telephone. The Kendall Health Center is open Monday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thursday, 12 – 8 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
9260 SW 72nd Street, Suite 107
Miami, FL 33173
Care Resource is a nonprofit organization that offers free STD screening at locations in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The Miami locations offer rapid HIV tests and screening for the most common STDs, along with other basic health screenings like glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Test results may take between 2 and 2 1/2 weeks to process. Free counseling and condoms are offered to those taking an HIV test, along with free screening for Hepatitis C. The Dade location is open 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. every weekday except Wednesday, when the clinic has extended hours until 6:45 p.m.
3801 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 220
Miami, FL 33137
The Florida Department of Health has two locations in Miami-Dade County, both offering STD screening, treatment, and pre-exposure prophylaxis. At the Health District location, hepatitis testing and hepatitis A and B vaccines are also available. Appointments are preferred, but there is limited walk-in availability. Services are available to all Miami-Dade County residents, 13 years of age and older. To qualify for free or reduced-cost services, clients may need to verify income. The Health District center is open every weekday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for STD screenings.
1350 NW 14th Street
Miami, FL 33125