Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact – such as heavy petting – and from sexual activity including vaginal, oral, and anal sex. STDs can mostly be prevented by not having sex. If you do have sex, you can lower your risk by using condoms and being in a sexual relationship with a partner who does not have an STD. STDs do not always cause symptoms, so it is possible to have an infection and not know it. That is why it is important to get tested if you are having sex. If you are diagnosed with an STD, know that all can be treated with medicine and some can be cured entirely.
The Noble County Health Department (NCHD) provides STD testing, treatment and referrals as needed for:
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Hepatitis A, B and C
- HPV (Human papilloma virus, which causes genital warts)
Insurance is accepted. For those without insurance, our fees are based on a sliding fee schedule of charges based on gross weekly household income and the number of people supported by this income. Please bring proof of income at time of service. No one is denied service for inability to pay. However, we gladly accept donations.
NCHD takes part in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) STD Prevention Program. This Program supplies medications at no charge for the treatment of STDs to eligible clinics that provide STD screening. The availability of medications is dependent upon funding through state and federal funds. STD medications are supplied to participating healthcare providers with the intention of ensuring that clients who cannot afford medication receive treatment for an STD.