Our mission of the STD Program is to reduce STD’s through prevention and early detection. Clinical services are provided for all clients including adolescents who are assured confidential STD clinical services by Florida Law.
Services are available to anyone who seeks care for the prevention or treatment of a Sexually transmitted disease.
The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County's STD clinic offers services at a reasonable and/or no cost basis to adults and adolescents, regardless of their citizenship status.
Services provided include a health history assessment, Physical exam, STD testing as indicated, treatment for STD’s and information about reducing your risks for getting STD’s and how to prevent infections from spreading to partners. Our D I S‘s (DIS) provide confidential counseling, testing and treatment for people either who are diagnosed with, or who are exposed to a STD. Those clients that are diagnosed with a STD are offered partner referral services that allow for the notification, screening, and treatment of their partners. The DIS’s staff also offers education at schools, juvenile detention centers, community health fairs and local jails.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. In 2012, 1,422,976 Chlamydia infections were reported to CDC from 50 states and the District of Columbia.
- Chlamydia is most common among young people.
- Any sexually active person can be infected with gonorrhea. In the United States, the highest reported rates of infection are among sexually active teenagers, young adults, and African Americans.
- Proper and consistent use of condoms can reduce your risk of becoming infected with many of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
- In 2013, we saw over 2300 clients and offered over 12,800 services that included testing for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.