Sexual Health Center

SEXUAL HEALTH CENTER clinics are held
Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. *

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

Confidential testing, treatment and counseling is available for anyone 13 years of age and older. No appointment is necessary. Please bring a photo ID and insurance card with you to the clinic.

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, BC/BS, Univera, United Healthcare and NOVA.  Patients should bring insurance cards and be prepared to pay any co-pays due at the time of the visit.  Your visit will cost no more than $55, however, we will work with you if you are not able to pay this amount.  No one is ever denied services based on their ability to pay.

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.STDs Can Be Prevented


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 men have no symptoms.

  • All STI are treatable and most are curable.

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Who Should Get Tested?

How to Help Prevent STIs: 

  • Choose less risky sexual activities.
  • Use a new condom for every act of vaginal, anal and oral sex throughout the entire sexual act.
  • Reduce the number of people with whom you have sex.
  • Limit or eliminate drug and alcohol use before or during sex.
  • Use a dental dam when having oral sex.

Get Evaluated for PrEP:

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is medicine that reduces your chances of getting HIV from sex or injection drug use. When taken as prescribed, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV. 

In our Sexual Health Center, individuals are screened to see if PrEP is the right choice for them. If you are a good candidate for PrEP, one of our nurses will work with you to make an appointment at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.  For more information on PrEP, visit the CDC's website - PrEP Basics - https//www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep/about-prep.html  



Other Helpful Links:

STD Fact Sheet

Sexual Health Center Brochure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR8-3uAuZGo&feature=youtu.be

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

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

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.