Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Public Health Clinic
3160 Center Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 588-5342
What is an STD?
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) are infections passed from one person to another during oral, vaginal, or anal sex. STDs are very common, with 20 million new infections every year in the United States. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, and syphilis are all sexually transmitted diseases.
One of the most common STDs in our community is syphilis. In Marion County, cases of syphilis increased 216% from 2018-2022. This only accounts for reported cases, which means there are likely many more people infected with syphilis who don’t know it, or don’t how to seek testing Corrand treatment for it.
Anyone who is sexually active - whether oral, vaginal, or anal – is at risk for STDs. Those with new or more than one partner have a greater risk, but everyone who is sexually active should get tested regularly.
Many people do not show STD symptoms, which is a common reason for not seeking testing. If you are sexually active, you need to get tested. Call your doctor or make an appointment at our Public Health Clinic. Our mobile Health Van also offers STD testing at various locations throughout the County.
To make an appointment at our Public Health Clinic, call (503) 588-5342, Monday thru Friday
from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
No one is turned away for inability to play or lack of insurance. Appointments are easy and results are available within 7-14 days. If any of your tests are positive, we will contact you and get you started on treatment.
Our Health Van, which began operating in 2018, is an important resource for our county. The van enables our team to go into the community and provide individuals with safe and confidential testing. To reach as many people as possible, our Health Van is scheduled for various events and locations throughout Marion County.
Click HERE for a list of current testing dates.
Left untreated, STDs can cause serious complications like infertility, pelvic inflammatory
disease, cancer, and more. Prevention is key! Take steps to keep yourself safe any time
you are having sex, whether it’s oral, vaginal, or anal.
1. Use a condom every time, even for oral sex.
2. Get your HPV and Hepatitis B vaccines.
3. Limit your number of sexual partners.
4. Get tested and finish any treatment before having sex with a new partner.
5. Talk openly with all new partners about your STD status.
Email Privacy: While we are happy to answer general questions via email, we suggest you do not transmit personal or health related information in your message. We cannot meet any expectation you might have of confidentiality when you communicate with us over the Internet. If you have a specific personal or health-related issue, please call the appropriate county government office instead.
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To report a public health emergency, or make an urgent report of communicable disease, call (503) 588-5621 at anytime.