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Effective January 2, 2019, due to new Ohio Department of Health policy, Canton City Public Health will only be HIV testing those at highest risk for HIV. HIV counseling sessions are offered as HIV screenings. An HIV test is not guaranteed to be given. If you are not found to be at risk today, alternative testing sites will be offered.

 

Sexual Health Walk-In Clinic

CDC's STD Prevention Information

STD/HIV Testing:

Tuesday and Friday 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Walk-in clinic, no appointment needed. Arrive early, as the clinic may fill up.

HIV Testing Only:

Wednesday, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

2nd Thursday of every month, 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM

HIV Couple's Testing Only:

Wednesday, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM by appointment only. Call 330-489-3322 

 

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.

 

COUPLES HIV Counseling and Testing Services

By appointment ONLY every Wednesday, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Call 330-489-3322 

Couples must consent to:

  • Discuss HIV risk factors and concerns together
  • Receive HIV test results together
  • Agree to a shared confidentiality that includes:
  • Results are confidential and partner’s results will not be shared
  • Any decisions about sharing test results with other people will be made together

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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