Chaffee County Public Health Offers Free Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing

Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) is expanding its clinical services to include sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing.

Testing will be available by appointment at the Touber Building in Salida on Wednesdays from 1 pm to 2 pm, beginning March 29. Anyone interested in making an appointment should call 719-539-4510.

Free STI testing is also available through the Chaffee Community Clinic:
Salida United Methodist Church parking lot on Mondays from 12-4
Buena Vista Community Center on Tuesdays from 1-4.
No appointment is needed at the Chaffee Community Clinic.

The testing is free to everyone and insurance information will not be collected. Testing results are confidential and clients will be provided assistance with follow-up care if necessary. The tests that will be available include: gonorrhea and chlamydia collected by urine sample, rapid syphilis, HIV, and Hepatitis C collected by a finger prick, and confirmatory syphilis, HIV, and Hepatitis C, collected by a blood draw.

Any individual who tests positive for these infections will be provided with many free or low cost opportunities for treatment and disease management assistance. We will also offer urine pregnancy testing at no cost.