Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program

STD Awareness Week April 11-17, 2021

COVID-19:  Special STD Clinic Hours

Scott County Health Department will now provide STD clinical services on a limited basis, by appointment only.

Services will be offered on Tuesdays with appointments available from 12:30pm to 3:30pm  until further notice. Services are available for Scott County residents with proof of address. Please call (563)-326-8618 to be screened for an appointment.

If possible, please print and complete the following forms before your appointment:  

Thank you for your understanding!  


Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), are among the most common infectious diseases in the United States today. More than 20 STDs have been identified and they affect more than 15 million men and women in this country each year. STDs may cause serious complications including cancer, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, neurological damage and death.

The annual comprehensive cost of STDs in the United States is estimated to be well in excess of $10 billion. Hundreds of people each year depend on the Scott County Health Department for STD education, testing and treatment.

Clients coming to the STD Clinic will need to show proof of living in Scott County to be seen.  Please bring one of the following items:

  • Picture ID with name and address
  • School/College ID
  • Pay stub showing name and address
  • Recent business letter on letterhead showing name and address
  • Recent bill showing name and address
STD Awareness Week April 11-17 2021

Sexual health is an essential element of overall health and well-being. If you are sexually active, or thinking of becoming sexually active, it is important that you Talk. Test. Treat. to protect your health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares how these three small actions can have a big impact on your sexual health!

Talk

Talk openly and honestly to your partner(s) and your health care provider about sexual health and STDs.

Talk with your partner(s) BEFORE having sex. Not sure how? Here are some tips to help you start the conversation.

Talk with your health care provider about your sex life as it relates to your health. This helps your health care provider understand what STD tests you should be getting and how often.

Not all medical checkups include STD testing, so don’t assume that you’ve been tested unless you discuss it with your provider. If your provider does not discuss sex or STD testing with you, bring it up.

Ask your health care provider whether certain vaccines, like the hepatitis B vaccine or the HPV vaccine are right for you.

TEST

Get tested. It’s the only way to know for sure if you have an STD.

Many STDs don’t cause any symptoms, so you could have one and not know. If you’re having sex, getting tested is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health.

Learn which STD tests is recommended for you. Even if you’re pregnant, you can still get an STD. If you’re having sex, you’re still at risk.

If you’re not comfortable talking with your regular health care provider about STDs, find a clinic near you that provides confidential testing that’s free or low cost.

TREAT

If you test positive for an STD, work with your health care provider to get the correct treatment.

Some STDs can be cured with the right medicine, and all STDs are treatable. Your health care provider can talk with you about which medications are right for you.

For more information on how you can protect your sexual health visit:

 https://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/default.htm

Protecting your sexual health is as easy as talk, test, treat