Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) clinics are held
Mondays* and Thursdays* from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
* PLEASE NOTE: Clinic will be closed the following dates in 2017:
January 2, January 26, February 20, May 29,
September 4, October 9 & December 25.
Clinic will also be closed on January 1, 2018.
The clinic is on the first floor of the Trott Access Center, which is located at
1001 11th Street, Niagara Falls, New York 14301.
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 diseases 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 at the STD clinic for patients 19 years of age and older.
Confidential HIV testing is done at the request of the patient. Post-test counseling and referrals are available for all individuals tested for HIV.
Did you know?
The CDC estimates 19 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’s are treatable and most are curable.
Untreated STI’s 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
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:
For more information about sexually transmitted infections, HIV or the services provided by the Niagara County Department of Health STD Program, call (716) 278-1900.
STD Fact Sheet
STD Clinic Brochure
http://www.cdc.gov/std/Spanish/default.htm - Español
Page Last Updated 3/15/17