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Services at BEDHD
BEDHD offers confidential testing and treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Persons who test positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea are offered free treatment. Their sexual partners may also receive counseling, treatment, and testing. Partners should also contact the health department.
STI counseling, testing, and treatment is available to all persons 13 years of age and older. Minors do not need parental or guardian consent for counseling, testing, or treatment. The fee for STI counseling and testing is $22; however, clients will not be turned away if they are unable to pay. Women 30 years of age and over may be charged an additional lab fee. Payment is expected at the time of service.
Please contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment. STI counseling and testing is by appointment only.
What to Expect
Before counseling and testing, the client and an STI counselor discuss the client's risk factors for getting STIs and what the client can do to reduce their risk in the future. Information on STIs is also provided during the counseling session. Appointments usually last about 30 minutes. Test results are given by telephone or mail. Results are generally available one week after testing.
BEDHD now offers FREE HIV screening. Please call us for more information and to schedule an appointment.
For more information on HIV and AIDS, please see the CDC's HIV/AIDS webpages.
Hepatits B Vaccination
Clients who come for STD testing may be eligible to receive a hepatitis B vaccine at a cost of $23 (or less, based on clients’ ability to pay).
To schedule an appointment, contact BEDHD:
Barry County: (269) 945-9516
Eaton County: (517) 541-2630
Condoms are available for free and without appointment. For more information, see the "Wear One Campaign" webpage.