The Jackson County Public Health STD clinic provides evaluation, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, including confidential HIV test. Services provided at Jackson County Public Health are nonjudgmental and confidential. This means that no one will be given information about your visit except you.
Please call 541-774-8209 to schedule an appointment for STD testing or if you have question about the cost of services at Jackson County Public Health. There are other clinics that test for STDs, find a STD testing site near you!
Conditions We Check For:
- Herpes Type I (primarily oral)
- Herpes Type II (primarily genital)
- BV (Bacterial Vaginosis)
- Hepatitis C
What to Expect at Your STD Appointment
The time it takes from being exposed to an STD and having symptoms is different for each STD. It can take multiple days to several weeks for symptoms to show, but most STDs show NO SYMPTOMS at all. It will be important for you to talk to the healthcare provider to find out what kind of testing is right for you. To test for STDs it will depend on what kind of test you want and need. We may need to take urine, blood, or a swab samples.
Jackson County Public Health has a HIV Clinic that provides confidential, anonymous testing and counseling for HIV disease. We provide special outreach to gay, bisexual men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), and injection drug users.
Confidential testing is available on a walk-in basis Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or call Jackson County HIV Clinic Services 541-774-8209 to schedule an appointment.
Hepatitis C Virus
Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is a blood-borne virus. Today, most people become infected with the Hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. For some people, HCV is a short-term illness, but for 70%–85% of people who become infected with HCV, it becomes a long-term, chronic infection. HCV can spread through sex with an HCV-infected person, but this mode of transmission is less frequent.
HCV testing is recommended for those who are currently injecting drugs, ever injected drugs, and who are HIV positive. For more HCV testing recommendations visit the CDC Testing Recommendations for Hepatitis C Virus Infection.
Jackson County Public Health can test for HCV, or you can go to your primary healthcare provider, or one of the following clinics:
- Rogue Community Health
Ashland, Medford, or White City
Call 541-773-3863 for appointments
- La Clinica
Central Point, Phoenix, West Medford, or the Women’s Clinic.
Call 541- 618-1300 for appointments
Many STDs don’t have symptoms, but they can still cause health problems. Getting an STD is not the end! Many STDs are curable and all are treatable. If either you or your partner is infected with an STD that can be cured, both of you need to start treatment immediately to avoid getting re-infected.
- All adults and adolescents from ages 13 to 64 should be tested at least once for HIV.
- Annual chlamydia screening of all sexually active women younger than 25 years, as well as older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection
- Annual gonorrhea screening for all sexually active women younger than 25 years, as well as older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection.
- Syphilis, HIV, chlamydia, and hepatitis B screening for all pregnant women, and gonorrhea screening for at-risk pregnant women starting early in pregnancy, with repeat testing as needed, to protect the health of mothers and their infants.
- Screening at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea for all sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM who have multiple or anonymous partners should be screened more frequently for STDs (e.g., at 3-to-6 month intervals).
- Sexually active gay and bisexual men may benefit from more frequent HIV testing (e.g., every 3 to 6 months).
- Anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment should get tested for HIV at least once a year.
Additional STD Information