Cumberland County Health Department Plans Free STD Clinics
There are many people in Cumberland County infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Many STDs do not present any signs or symptoms. STDs can cause serious complications if left untreated.
“It is extremely important to improve a person’s health by detecting and preventing these diseases,” said Betsy Cubbage, public health nursing supervisor for the Cumberland County Health Department.
The Cumberland County Health Department has a program that prevents and reduces the effects of STDs in Cumberland County through prevention, education, screening, treatment and surveillance.
The clinic is free and provides confidential testing and treatment for STDs such as gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia. HIV/AIDS counseling and testing is also available.
During the STD clinics, patients are also offered several vaccines including Hepatitis A and B, Tdap, and Gardasil, which prevents cervical cancer in women, genital warts, and human papillomavirus (HPV).
Appointments are not necessary to attend the clinic. The STD clinics are now being held at new locations:
- Fam Care Building, 30 Magnolia Ave., Bridgeton.
Wednesdays, Registration, 4-5 p.m.
For more information, call (856) 327-7602.
- Vineland Public Health Nursing Office, 610 Montrose St. Suite 1, Vineland.
Tuesdays, Registration 4-5 p.m.
For more information, call (856) 794-4000, ext. 4806.
If you have any questions or concerns about sexually transmitted disease, please visit the Cumberland County Health Department at www.cshealth.org. For questions concerning the STD clinics, please call (856) 327-7602.