Sexual Health & Wellness Clinic:
Click the link below for information on SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE/INFECTIONS.
Clark County Combined Health District
Sexual Health & Wellness Clinic Hours:
- MONDAY: 8:00am - 6:00pm, 1209-3 Sunset Ave, Springfield, Ohio, 45505, Southern Village Plaza
- TUESDAY: Clinics closed to the public from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Clark County Jail & McKinley Hall, Springfield, Ohio
- WEDNESDAY: *COMING SOON* 8:00am - 5:00pm, 1209-3 Sunset Ave, Springfield, Ohio, 45505, Southern Village Plaza
- THURSDAY: 8:00am - 4:30pm, 529 East Home Rd, Springfield, Ohio 45503
Clark County Combined Health District Sexual Health and Wellness Clinic receives funding from the Ohio Department of Health, Reproductive Health and Wellness Program Title X grant.
The Clark County Combined Health District is committed to equipping our clients with the information and resources they need to avoid or manage sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Exam and testing are available for STDs including Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, and Syphilis.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention
In order to prevent HIV in Clark County, testing and counseling services are provided to the community.
HIV tests are provided through the Sexual Health & Wellness Clinic and those who choose to have a test can be assured that their results are kept confidential. HIV rapid tests and blood tests are available. The HIV test looks for HIV antibodies in your body. If you have antibodies, your test results will be positive. This means you are probably infected with HIV and will reqiure confirmation testing. If you don’t have antibodies, your test will be negative. This means one of two things: You don’t have HIV or you have been infected with HIV, but your body hasn’t made antibodies yet.
Rarely, a test result is neither negative nor positive. When this happens, the test must be done again. It is important to understand that HIV testing involves something called The Window Period. It usually takes up to 1 month after infection for the body to make HIV antibodies. In rare cases, it can take up to 6 months. This time is called “ the “window period”. Your sexual history will help to determine if a re-test for HIV is needed and what time period will need to pass before the retest.
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Information
Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis are available through our Sexual Health & Wellness clinic at the health district. Fees for the service/tests vary based on a sliding fee scale. Payment is requested at time of visit to the RHW clinic. Up to half the people who get an STD have no symptoms and yet can pass it on to their partner. Testing is not just for someone experiencing symptoms. You should get tested if you have been sexually active or are entering into a new relationship. It is important to make sure your partner gets tested as well.
HIV, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, and Pregnancy TESTING ONLY Clinic Site & Time:
Wednesdays: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
One 2 One Exchange located at The Springfield Soup Kitchen
830 West Main Street, Springfield, Ohio
Thursdays: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
One 2 One Exchange located at the CCCHD Southern Village Clinic
1209-3 Sunset Ave, Springfield, Ohio
If you have more questions regarding sexually transmitted disease, you can call us at the Health District and speak with one of our knowledgeable nurses. If you wish to do your own research, you can start by visiting the web pages below:
**Notice: Vaccine protection for males with the Gardasil series may be given beginning at age 9 through 26 years of age to reduce their likelihood of genital warts and anal cancer.
CCCHD has partnered with the Local Public Health Services Collaborative, LLC and is able to accept more insurances than previously for these services. Click on the link below to see a list of participating providers.
Insurance benefits vary and verification of insurance does not guarantee payment for services. It is up to the individual to know their own insurance coverage.
A sliding fee scale is used to determine costs to those that do not have insurance or for those with insurance that we cannot bill. Clients will not be turned away for inability to pay.
Reviewed: 10/18/2021/ BB