District Health Department #2 works to provide education and to reduce the incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infection and Disease among residents in our jurisdiction. All care provided is confidential and anonymous.
The Sexually Transmitted Disease clinic provides:
- Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing & Treatment for Males & Females of any Age. To make an appointment, please call 1-800-504-2650.
- Condoms distribution on a donation basis. Individuals with Medicaid or Plan First coverage are eligible for free condoms at any pharmacy.
- Referrals for HIV/AIDS Testing & Counseling to Sterling Area Health Center at 1-989-654-5649 or Saginaw County Health Department at 1-989-758-3800.
- Partner notification assistance and services for anyone testing positive for STIs or HIV. Staff will assist with contacting sexual or needle-sharing partners who may be at risk for disease. For more information, please contact District Health Department #2 at 1-800-504-2650.
Info for Teens
In Michigan, minors (under the age of 18) have the right to confidential advice, testing and treatment for the following without their parent's knowledge or permission:
- Drug use and abuse
- Sexually transmitted infections and HIV
- Pregnancy testing and prenatal (pregnancy) care
- Birth Control
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs/STIs) are infections that are acquired through unprotected sexual contact, via bodily fluids or even skin-to-skin contact. More than 30 viruses, bacteria and parasites cause STDs. Some symptoms may go unnoticed, while others are quite painful. Treatment is available for many STDs, but a few are incurable and may lead to other complications. The only certain way to prevent from getting a STD is to remain abstinent from sexual activity. Otherwise, using barrier protection such as condoms correctly and consistently, while in a committed and honest relationship, may also provide some protection against STDs.
Almost half of all new cases of STDs are diagnosed in young people age 15-24.
Free Condoms are available from any District Health Department #2 office.
It is recommended that high risk teens (male and female) be screened or tested for STDs, especially Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, at a minimum of every 6 months. If you question whether you are high risk, or would like to make an appointment to be screened or tested, please call 1-800-504-2650.