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Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), are among the most common infectious diseases in the United States today. More than 20 STDs have been identified and they affect more than 15 million men and women in this country each year. STDs may cause serious complications including cancer, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, neurological damage and death.

The annual comprehensive cost of STDs in the United States is estimated to be well in excess of $10 billion. Hundreds of people each year depend on the Scott County Health Department for STD education, testing and treatment.

Clients coming to the STD Clinic will need to show proof of living in Scott County to be seen.  Please bring one of the following items:

  • Picture ID with name and address
  • School/College ID
  • Pay stub showing name and address
  • Recent business letter on letterhead showing name and address
  • Recent bill showing name and address

News & Notices

Recent work in understanding the genetic makeup of infectious diseases is helping public health be more successful in preventing their spread and creating interventions that are successful. Learn more.
Posted: February 7, 2019
The Scott County Health Department (SCHD) announced December 11 that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Accreditation demonstrates SCHD’s ability to meet national standards for high quality public health services, leadership, and...
Posted: December 11, 2018
CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak.There have been no cases of illness associated with this outbreak in Iowa; however, Iowans are included in the nationwide safety alert...
Posted: November 20, 2018