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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Florida Department of Health Franklin County

  •  (850) 653-2111
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    Fax

    (850) 653-9896
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    Mailing Address

    139 12th Street 

    Apalachicola, Florida 32320 

     

The Florida Department of Health in Franklin County provides STD testing, treatment and education. These services are provided on a sliding fee scale determined by income and is strictly confidential.

Did You Know? 

  • STDs affect people of all races, ages and sexual orientations.
  • CDC estimates that there are 19 million new infections every year in the United States.
  • STDs cost the U.S. health care system $17 billion every year and cost individuals even more.
  • Less than half of people who should be screened receive recommended STD screening services.
  • Each year, untreated STDs cause at least 24,000 women in the U.S. to become infertile.

The Florida Department of Health's 3 T's to Prevent the Spread of STDs: 

Talk: Talk to your partner and your health care provider about risk factors, safer sex methods and testing.

Test: Make an appointment for STD testing.

Treat: Treat the disease and avoid additional health problems.

Helpful Links

For more information on STDs please see the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website:

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

The Florida Department of Health's Bureau of STD Home Page

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Disease_ctrl/std/index.html

The American Social Health Association also has information about STDs. Please visit ASHA's website:

http://www.ashastd.org