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The Specialty Clinic provides confidential testing and treatment for gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis.  Persons with Medicaid or private health insurance should go to their doctor and should NOT use this clinic.  Appointments are made each morning for the following day and are taken until the schedule is full.  Call (812) 435-5683 as early as possible after the office opens.

Phone:  (812) 435-5683
Fax:      (812) 435-5041
Office Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                       Tuesday:  10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Clinic hours:  By appointment
Clinic Fees:   Office visit:  $20.00
                       Medication administration fee:  $10.00

Fees are payable at the time of service by cash or personal check.

Important:  Due to heavy patient flow or shortage of staff, our clinic hours are subject to change.  Clients should wear short sleeves, eat before coming to the clinic and be prepared to stay at least one (1) hour.

 

Tool for You:

INSPOT - Anonymous e-cards to tell your
partners they may have been exposed to an STD.

Go to www.inspot.org 

 
  

 Common signs and symptoms of Ghonorrhea or Chlamydia

 For a Female:

  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Lower abdominal pains or cramps
  • Bleeding after sexual activity
  • Sores around the vaginal area
  • Your sex partner tells you they were tested and diagnosed with gonorrhea or chlamydia

For a Male:

  • Discharge from the penis
  • Burning with urination
  • Sores around genital area
  • Your sex partner tells you they were tested and diagnosed with gonorrhea or chlamydia

Common signs and symptoms of syphilis in males and females:

  • Open, painless sore (called a “chancre”) on the face, lips, mouth or genital area
  • Rash on palms of hands and/or soles of feet
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck or groin
  • Sudden loss of hair
  • Symptoms can go away without treatment but you can still be infected and contagious to others

Syphilis is curable but you can get re-infected.

You can also be infected with gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis without symptoms.  If your sex partner or the health department contacts you and says you have been exposed to gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis, it is very important to get tested and treated as soon as possible.

Prevention of STD’s and HIV

Make your own risk reduction plan and include the following: 

  • Always use male or female latex or polyurethane condoms with sexual activity 
    (Warning:  DO NOT USE natural membrane or sheepskin condoms)
  • Limit the number of partners you have
  • Do not share needles
  • Wait until 7 days after you and your partner have been treated for an STD before having sex again and even then use condoms
  • Abstinence from sexual activity is the only sure way to prevent STD's and HIV

Partner Notification

Confidential partner notification services are provdided for persons testing positive for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis or HIV.  Please call 435-5683 for more information. 

HIV Testing

HIV testing is available through the AIDS Resource Group at 421-0059, and Planned Parenthood of Evansville at 473-4990.

 

Links for the general public:

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/std/

Indiana State Department of Health
www.in.gov/isdh

AIDS Resource Group of Evansville
www.argevansville.org

Matthew 25 AIDS Services
www.matthew25clinic.org

 

Last updated: 5/20/2013 3:06:35 PM
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