top of page

Sexually Transmitted Infections Program

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 12 PM and 12:30 PM - 4 PM

Appointments: By appointment preferred. Walk-ins available (timing and staff permitting)

Huron County Sexually Transmitted Infections Program high school friends smiling

Program Overview

The mission of the Huron County Health Department Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Program is to reduce the number of STI's through diagnosis, treatment, and education. The program operates on an "as-needed" basis. Authority is given to the Public Health Department according to Public Act 368 of 1978 (revised, October 1993).

STI stands for sexually transmitted infections. Every year more than 12 million cases are reported in the United States. Because the infections often cause few or no symptoms and may go untreated, both men and women are at risk for complications from STI's. In women, STI's may lead to ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, infertility, chronic pelvic pain, cervical cancer and poor pregnancy outcomes.  In men, STI's may lead to sterility, inflammation of the testicles, painful ejaculation and urination, and chronic prostate infection.  STI's include chlamydia, pelvic inflammatory disease, gonorrhea, HIV, herpes simplex virus, human papillomavirus and syphilis.

Huron County Sexually Transmitted Infections Program classmates hanging out

Text us 989-623-9451

Please reach out with any questions regarding services, birth control, STIs, etc. through our texting line.  You may do so anonymously. Our text line number is 989-623-9451. Our nurse will attempt to answer your questions in a timely manner, but typically will not respond beyond our operating hours.

Description of Services

The Huron County Health Department provides a comprehensive STI program in a way that protects a client's dignity, privacy and confidentiality.

All services are provided despite race, religion, age, sex, or disabilities.

The STI clinic provides each client with a risk assessment.

The client has an intake interview with a nurse practitioner or an RN who is trained in the education and treatment of STI's.

The STI clinic may also test and treat gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis.

Huron County Sexually Transmitted Infections Program nurse with stetoscope

Condom Effectiveness and Reliability

When used consistently and correctly, latex condoms are very effective in preventing a variety of STIs, including HIV infection.  Most cases of condom failure probably result from incorrect or inconsistent use.

 

HPV vaccine is available to prevent cervical and other cancers in males and females.

STI's we can test for:

Chlamydia: Learn more about Chlamydia

 

Gonorrhea: Learn more about Gonorrhea

 

Syphilis: Learn more about Syphilis

For information on other STIs, visit https://www.cdc.gov/std/ to learn more!

Eligibility and Cost

STI education and information is available for all citizens. Services are offered on a sliding scale, based on income. Services will not be denied due to inability to pay or lack of insurance. Donations are welcomed to help support continuation of services.

Huron County Sexually Transmitted Infections Program group of friends
""

Sexually Transmitted Infections Program

bottom of page