Health Officer: David Jetmore, M.D.
Director of Clinical Services:
Christopher Simons, AEMT, BsHA
Phone: (765) 973-9245 ext. 1525
Marita Runkle, LPN
Phone: (765) 973-9245 ext. 1529
Ashley McDaniel, CMA
Phone: (765) 973-9245 ext. 1528
Brittney Wood, Medical Clerk
Phone: (765) 973-9245 ext. 1513
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact and from sexual activity including vaginal, oral and anal sex. STDs are very common. In fact, CDC estimates 20 million new infections occur every year in the United States. 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.
While sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect individuals of all ages, STDs take a particularly heavy toll on young people. CDC estimates that youth ages 15-24 make up just over one quarter of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections that occur in the United States each year
The Wayne County Health Department provides care and support for those suffering with such illnesses by providing screening and treatment efforts. The STD clinic is available on Thursdays and no appointment is needed.
Our STD clinic offers HIV testing and counseling, as well as Syphilis and Hepatitis B and C testing.