Sexual Health Center


Sexual Health Center clinics are held

Every Monday* and Thursday* from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Express Visits are held every Wednesday* from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon

for non-symptomatic patients requesting routine screening

 

 * CLINIC WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES IN 2018: 

January 1, January 15, February 19, May 28, July 4,

September 3, October 8, November 12 and November 22. 

The clinic is on the first floor of the Trott Access Center
1001 11th Street, Niagara Falls, New York 14301
(716) 278-1900 or (716) 278-1960
  

 

Confidential testing, treatment and counseling is available for anyone 12 years of age and older.  No appointment is necessary.

 

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are spread from person to person through sexual contact.  This includes not only sexual intercourse, but oral sex, anal sex and the sharing of sex toys.  These infections can be passed through any contact between the genitals of one person and the genitals, anus or mouth of another person.

 

The Niagara County Department of Health accepts Medicaid, Fidelis, Independent Health and BC/BS.  Patients should bring insurance cards and be prepared to pay any co-pays due at the time of the visit.  For uninsured patients, clinic staff will discuss payment options at the time of visit.

 

Confidential testing and treatment is offered for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections.  Treatment is provided as indicated by examination results for genital warts, genital herpes and other conditions such as crabs and scabies.  Patients qualifying as high-risk are also screened for Hepatitis C.  Immunizations against Hepatitis A and B are offered to patients 19 years of age and older. 

 

Confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing is done on all patients screened to be at risk.  Post-test counseling and referrals are available for all individuals tested for HIV.

 

 

 

Did you know?

  • The CDC estimates nearly 20 million new STIs occur every year in the United States, nearly half among young people ages 15 to 24 years of age.

  • Yearly physicals or gynecological exams do not routinely include STI or HIV testing.

  • Having an STI can increase your chance of getting HIV if exposed to the virus.

  • Most women and 50% of men have no symptoms.

  • All STI are treatable and most are curable.

  • Untreated STI can cause lifelong problems, including:

      • Chronic abdominal (lower belly) pain

      • Abnormal pregnancies or the inability to have children

      • Harmful effects on pregnancy and newborn babies

      • Arthritis

      • Can affect the heart or brain     

  • Can even cause death

 

Who should get tested?

Anyone who has had any form of sexual activity with a person whose STI or HIV status is unknown.

 

How to help prevent infection:

  • Abstinence is the best way to prevent a STI. 

If you are sexually active:

  • Use a water-based lubricated latex or polyurethane condom with each sex act.

  • Use a dental dam when having oral sex.

  • Do not share drug equipment.

  • Limit your number of sex partners. Having only one sexual partner who is uninfected, and who only has sex with you is safest way to prevent infection.

  • Do not have sex with a partner whose status is unknown.

For more information about sexually transmitted infections, HIV or

the services provided by the Niagara County Department of Health

Sexual Health Center, call (716) 278-1900 or (716) 278-1960. 

 

Helpful Links:

 

STD Fact Sheet 

 

STD Clinic Brochure 

 

http://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm

 

http://www.cdc.gov/std/Spanish/default.htm - Español

 

Page Last Updated 5/23/18

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