Good Samaritan Clinic
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North Porthland Clinic
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Beaverton Wellnes Center
Rosewood Family Health Center
Grand - Super Clinic
In Portland, as in the rest of the nation, the three most common STDs are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. All three of these diseases have experienced significant increases in prevalence in recent years.
In 2018, there were 19,224 reported chlamydia cases in Oregon, which corresponds to a rate of 464.0 per 100,000 people. Of these cases, 11,830 were diagnosed in the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro region. The rate of chlamydia in this region is 482.2, which is an increase of 3% over the previous year and a 22% increase over the rate reported in 2014. Females are disproportionately affected by this infection, accounting for 62% of reported cases in 2018.
In the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro region, there were 4,238 reported cases of gonorrhea in 2018. This corresponds to a rate of 172.8 per 100,000 people, which is a little lower than the national rate of 179.1 and considerably higher than the state rate of 142.7. Over time, the number of reported cases in this region has increased. Between 2014 and 2018, the number of reported cases increased by 183%, and between 2017 and 2018, it increased by 23%. While most cases are diagnosed in males, this infection has become increasingly common in females over the past few years. In 2014, females accounted for just 25% of reported cases. In 2018, 35% of cases were in females.
In 2018, there were 424 reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis in Oregon. Of these cases, 300 were in the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro region, and all but 37 of the cases were diagnosed in males. However, the number of reported cases in females increased by nearly 20% over the number reported in 2017 and by 311% over the number reported in 2014.
In many cases, STDs, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, have no symptoms, and the only way to detect and treat them is through regular screening. Left untreated, STDs are more likely to be passed on to a partner and can cause serious long-term complications, such as infertility, certain types of cancer, a higher risk of HIV, and heart disease. Portland is home to many clinics and organizations that provide free or low-cost testing and treatment, making sexual and reproductive health service convenient and accessible.
Pivot, which is located in Prism Health, provides free on-site HIV and full-panel STD screenings to the LGBTQAI+ community. STDs that clients are screened for include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Those who test positive for an STD are referred to the Multnomah County STD Clinic or Prism Health Belmont for treatment. HIV-positive clients can also receive PrEP at this location. The clinic is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and clients are seen on a walk-in basis.
2236 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214
CAP is the region’s largest community-based provider of HIV services and has been serving the community for over three decades. It provides an array of services, including housing, medical case management, primary care, mental health insurance, and screening for STDs and HIV. STDs that the organization screens for include HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. While its offerings are oriented towards those in the LGBTQAI+ community, anyone can receive services. All testing is confidential and free, and services are provided on a walk-in basis. Those who test positive for an STD are referred to a local health care provider for treatment.
520 NW Davis St., Ste. 215
Portland, OR 97209
NW Portland Urgent Care is a walk-in clinic that provides affordable on-site lab services, primary care, annual wellness exams, vaccines, and STD testing. Clients may choose to be tested for just one STD, particularly if they have certain symptoms or want to determine if an STD cleared after treatment, or they may choose to have a comprehensive panel done. Some STDs are tested through physical exams, and others are tested through blood or fluid samples. This clinic is located in the Uptown Shopping Center and is open seven days per week.
25 NW 23rd Pl.
Portland, OR 97210
Outside In is a nonprofit, community-based organization that focuses on making housing and health care services available to underserved populations, including people of color, those experiencing homelessness, and members of the LGBTQAI+ community. It operates a health clinic that serves adolescents and adults and provides routine primary care, disease management, and HIV/STD testing and treatment. Clients can book an appointment ahead of time or receive care on a walk-in basis. The clinic accepts most health insurance plans, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Adolescents aged 13-14 must be accompanied by a guardian.
1132 SW 13th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
SE Portland Health Center is operated by Planned Parenthood and offers a range of health services, including birth control, HIV testing, gender-specific health care, and STD testing and treatment. STDs the clinic screens for include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and HIV, and testing is performed via physical exam or blood or fluid sample. Staff members speak English and Spanish, and interpretation by telephone is available for other languages. The clinic accepts most insurance plans, and sliding fee schedules are available for self-pay clients. To schedule an appointment, clients can use the online booking tool or call the clinic during business hours.
3231 SE 50th Ave.
Portland, OR 97206