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General Information

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STI clinic reopened May 7, 2021 by appointment only. Facial coverings for everyone over age 2 will be required.

Childhood Immunization clinic reopened April 5, 2021 by appointment only. Facial coverings for everyone over age 2 will be required.

SWAP reopened effective March 19, 2021. Facial coverings and physical distancing will be required.

HIV testing is available by appointment only.

All remaining clinics at Canton City Public Health have been cancelled until further notice.  

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Canton City Public Health wants your input to help expand access to condoms. Let us know your feedback about the existing programs at CCPH and how we can better meet the needs of the community. With your help, together we can work to reduce sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates. Take a quick survey here

El Departamento de Salud Pública de la Ciudad de Canton queremos que su opinión ayude a ampliar el acceso a los condones. Háganos saber sus comentarios sobre los programas existentes en CCPH y cómo podemos satisfacer mejor las necesidades de la comunidad. Con su ayuda, juntos podemos trabajar para reducir las tasas de infecciones de transmisión sexual [ITS]. Realice una breve encuesta aquí para espanol. 

 

Sexual Health Clinic

CDC's STD Prevention Information

STD/HIV Testing:

Tuesday and Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Call 330-489-3322 to schedule an appointment.

HIV Testing Only:

Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Call 330-489-3322 to schedule an appointment. 

 

STD Exams, Tests, and Treatment

  • Diagnosis and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s):
  • Picture identification (e.g. Driver’s License, State ID) recommended.
  • On-site lab provides some same day test results.
  • Educational information on STD’s.
  • Referrals made to other community resources such as medical follow-up, social services, and crisis intervention.
  • PrEP access program enrollment

 

HIV Testing and Education 

  • Confidential Testing: A picture I.D. required for clients needing a copy of test results.
  • Anonymous Testing: Client is identified only by a number. No record of test results given.
  • Staff will explain more thoroughly the differences between Confidential and Anonymous Testing.

 

PrEP Access Program / PAPI

Did you know that there is a daily pill that can help prevent HIV called PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)? Did you also know that there is a program that can help reduce the cost of medical care surrounding PrEP as well?  You can talk to the PrEP navigator about your PrEP questions and PrEP options whether or not you want to be enrolled in PAPI. PrEP is available for anyone and everyone, regardless of insurance coverage, age, sexual orientation, etc.  

To enroll in PAPI:

  • You will need some sort of identification stating you live in Ohio, insurance information (if you have insurance) and as negative HIV test result
  • You need to make less than 500% of the Federal Poverty Line, which for one person is $62,450.
  • We can help you find a provider in the PAPI network to get a prescription for PrEP, or we can work with your primary care physician to become a part of the program as well.  
  • PAPI will help pay for your medical expenses (office visits, copays at the doctor or pharmacy, other insurance costs)
  • PAPI will not cover the cost of PrEP itself, so an application for Gilead’s patient assistance program will need to be completed. This can be found here
  • You WILL need to meet with the clinician every three months for STI screening, HIV screening, and other lab work to get another refill of PrEP.  

 

Sexual Health Support Services

Partner Notification

  • Sex partners of clients exposed to Syphilis or HIV are notified.
  • Disease Intervention Specialists are trained, by law, to keep client’s identity confidential.
  • Referrals made to other community resources such as medical care, support groups, counselors, and legal or financial aid.

Sexual Health Education and Prevention
Educational Programming

  • HIV and STD education provided to individuals and organizations.
  • Educational programs developed around specific needs.


Programming for Minorities and Other Communities

  • Program coordinator works with community organizations.
  • Ensure program and services are accessible and culturally sensitive.
  • HIV/AIDS Programming


Notice: This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

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