The Florida Department of Health in Holmes County STD Program makes every attempt to help eliminate the spread of STDs in the community. Positive STD cases are treated appropriately and contacts to those cases are identified and offered appropriate testing and subsequent treatment. The Florida Department of Health in Holmes County provides comprehensive testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases Monday through Friday. Scheduled appointments are preferred to help decrease your wait time.
All services are confidential and minors can be treated without parental consent. Abstinence is stressed to guarantee unwanted pregnancies and freedom from STDs. Clients are evaluated for STDs in the integrated clinic where testing is performed for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and/or HIV. Partner notification is available through Disease Intervention Specialists. No results will be given over the phone, a return visit is required.
Fees for these services are based on a sliding-fee scale according to income. Testing for Chronic hepatitis B, and C, is available at no cost to clients meeting specific Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. If appropriate, vaccine for hepatitis A and B is subsequently available to those clients at no cost.
The 3T’s to prevent the spread of STD's
• Talk: Talk to your partner and your health care provider about risk factors, safer sex methods and testing
• Test: Make an appointment for STD testing
• Treat: Treat the disease and avoid additional health problems
“About 60% of the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) diagnosed in Florida are among young people ages 15-24."