SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES | SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS - Cobb & Douglas Public Health

 

At Cobb and Douglas Public Health we are committed to educating the community, encouraging testing and ultimately reducing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and infections through prevention efforts, surveillance, risk reduction education, testing, treatment, partner notification and the provision of medical and social referrals as appropriate.

For more information, please visit the FAQs section at the bottom of this page.

What Is A Sexually Transmitted Infection/Disease? (Also referred To As STD Or STI)

This is an infection or disease that is passed during sexual contact through contact with infected bodily fluids: blood, semen, vaginal secretions, infected skin or mucous membranes (sores in the mouth). Signs or symptoms are not guaranteed. Or symptoms may be temporary and resolve on their own. You are still infected until you receive treatment. These infections are spread during vaginal, anal and oral sex, and sometimes by genital touching. HIV and Hepatitis B are also commonly spread by sexual contact, needle sharing for drug use, tattoos, etc.

How You Can Protect Yourself From Sexually Transmitted Diseases And Infections:

Abstinence is the only sure way to avoid contact with a sexually transmitted disease or infection.

If You Have Sex:

    •  Use latex condoms with a water-based lubricant during sex.
    •  Allergic to latex?  Use polyurethane condoms.
    •  Condoms are available for both men and women.

Are You Positive, You’re Negative?

Have regular physical exams which include sexually transmitted disease screenings. If you think you’ve been exposed or feel you are having symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease or infection, get tested.

Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections:

Bacterial Vaginosis
Chlamydia
Genital Warts
Human Papilomavirus-HPV
Gonorrhea
Hepatitis B
Human Immunodeficiency Virus-HIV
Herpes
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pthirus pubis – Pubic Lice
Syphilis
Trichomoniasis

For more information, visit http://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm and http://dph.georgia.gov/std-epidemiology

To speed up the check-in process, please print and fill out the following forms before you arrive:

Adult Health History- English
Adult Health History- Spanish
HIPAA
HIPAA- Spanish

If these forms are not completed prior to your arrival, please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

*If you arrive more than 20 minutes late for your appointment, you will need to reschedule for another time.

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI/STD) Clinic FAQ’s

Does the STI/STD Clinic accept walk-in patients?

Yes, the STI/STD clinic accepts walk-in patients.  The number of walk-in patients we see each day varies depending our clinic staff and the number of patients who have not kept their appointment.

Does the STI/STD Clinic offer same day appointments?

Yes, the STI/STD clinic offers same day appointments. Similar to walk-in patients, the number of same day appointments varies each day depending our clinic staff and patient load.

Is the STI/STD Clinic free?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide free services to STI/STD patients. The cost depends on the number of people in your family and your income (a sliding fee scale). We ask that you provide proof of income the day of your appointment.  Acceptable Proof of Income includes:

  • Two recent pay stubs (One pay stub is acceptable in some cases)
  • 2013 W-2 or Tax papers
  • Award letter from Unemployment or Disability
  • Financial Aid/Loan Paperwork (College students)
  • High School Students (ages 18 and older) must bring a Progress Report or School ID with the current school year on it

Without acceptable Proof of Income, the cost of STI/STD services is $111.00. Dependent on income and family size, the cost of STI/STD services is $88.80, $66.60, $44.40 or $27.75 for new clients.

During my appointment, will I be able to see a doctor?

No, STI/STD patients see either a Nurse Practitioner or a specially-trained Registered Nurse.

Are STI/STD services limited to only Cobb or Douglas County residents?

No, the STI/STD Clinic provides services to patients from all counties throughout the state of Georgia.

 

I have private insurance. Does the STI/STD Clinic accept private insurance?

The  STI/STD clinic accepts these commercial insurance providers. We do accept Medicaid.

 

Does the STI/STD Clinic provide medical services?

No, the STI/STD clinic does not provide medical services. We only provide STI/STD services.

 

Specific Public Health services and schedules may vary by location. Call your health center for details.

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Cobb County

Building A
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Building B
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Douglas County

6770 Selman Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 949-1970
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Douglasville, Georgia 30134
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