Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted infections [STI] (also known as sexually transmitted diseases [STD]) are a serious health issue that if left untreated, may lead to serious outcomes such as infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, cancer, increased pain and inflammation, loss of vision or hearing, or death. The most commonly contracted sexually transmitted infections in the United States are Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Human Papillomavirus [HPV], and Trichomoniasis. A majority of sexually transmitted infections are spread through direct sexual contact, and occur among individuals 15 to 24 years of age. For additional information about the connection between age and sexually transmitted infections see the CDC's, Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young Americans.

Congenital Syphilis

Protect Your Baby From Syphilis

Congenital syphilis is on the rise in Linn County, posing a risk of severe complications and even death to your unborn baby. Fortunately, prevention and treatment are easy:

  1. Screen early in pregnancy
  2. Screen at 28 weeks 
  3. Screen at delivery

Get tested to protect your baby and have peace of mind. Talk to your doctor today about adding syphilis testing to your prenatal care to prevent the unexpected.

At-Home STI Testing

Linn County Public Health, Iowa Department of Public Health, and Lets Get Checked are partnering to offer STI testing in the comfort of your own home. It's simple, confidential, and discreet. To get a kit you can either complete this brief survey to have a test kit mailed to you or pick one up at one of our partnering pharmacies! If you already have a test kit, please complete the survey to get it activated. The kits are currently free to access. 

Please contact us at 319-892-6095 or email us at [email protected]  with questions.

Pharmacy Pick-up Locations

CR Care Pharmacy 
3100 E Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Central City Family Pharmacy
402 E Main St, Central City, IA 52214
Nightengale Drug
304 E 1st St Monticello, IA 52310
Reutzel Pharmacy
317 8th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Center Point Family Pharmacy
900 Bank Ct, Center Point, IA 52213
Nightengale Drug
303 W Main St, Anamosa, IA 52205
Mount Vernon Pharmacy
101 1st St NE, Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
Atkins Family Pharmacy
401 Cardinal Ave, Atkins, IA 52206
NuCara Pharmacy
500 2nd St, Traer, IA 50675

Testing and Treatment in our Clinic

Sexually transmitted infection and HIV testing is available by appointment. If you wish to set-up an appointment, please call the clinic at 319-892-6093. Normal clinic hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. While at your appointment, ask about FREE CONDOMS! To learn what you can expect during an STI testing appointment at the Linn County Public Health clinic, check out the video below.