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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For questions, requests and comments, contact the STD section at:

  •  850-653-2111



    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health Franklin County 

    139 12th St 

    Apalachicola, FL 32320 

Testing and treatment is provided to protect sex partners and unborn children from the serious effects that may result from untreated syphilis, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases. Services and in formation are confidential.

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 3T'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:
The Florida Department of Health's Bureau of STD Home Page -
STDs. Please visit ASHA's website: