What are STDs? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact – such as heavy petting – and from sexual activity.
STDs do not always cause symptoms, so it is possible to have an infection and not know it. STDs are very common. If you know you are infected you can take steps to protect yourself and your partners.
The Health Department provides a screening program, the purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce the transmission or spread of STDs.
Screening, treatment and counseling for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and other STDs are free. HIV testing and counseling are free.
For more information or to make an appointment call the Health Department at 910-893-7550.
- Monday -Thursday from 8:00-4:00pm
- Friday morning from 8:00-11:15a.m.
All services are confidential.
Use the links below to visit the STD fact sheet web pages in English and Spanish.