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Walk-in testing for STIs to be offered this summer at local health department

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The Central Shenandoah Health District will offer three clinics this summer to allow for walk-in testing for sexually transmitted infections.

The Test & Go clinics will be held June 18, July 16 and Aug. 20, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Harrisonburg Rockingham Health Department. Patients can expect to be in and out of the clinic in 15 minutes or less.

Individuals may receive free testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV at the clinics.

“The Harrisonburg Rockingham Health Department Test & Go clinics are a great resource for any individual who is sexually active and needs access to Sexually Transmitted Infection testing,” said Allison Baroco MD,  infectious diseases physician and health director for the Central Shenandoah Health District. “Rates of STIs have increased significantly in the past several years in Virginia and nationally, so it is more important than ever to know your status.”

Routine STI testing and treatment is available at the Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro Health Department locations. Appointments for routine testing and treatment are required. Call your local health department to make an appointment.

More information about Test & Go clinics and routine STI testing and treatment can be found on the Central Shenandoah Health District website.

Test & Go clinic information

  • Walk-in appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The earlier the arrival, the better the chance a patient will secure a testing spot.
  • Patients will be accepted until 6 p.m. or until 10 testing spots are taken, whichever comes first.
  • Individuals are encouraged to arrive by 5:30 p.m. to secure a testing spot.
  • Individuals who receive a positive test result will be contacted by health department staff to get connected to treatment options.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.