Released: July 7, 2022
The Delaware County Health Department (DCHD) will begin offering free screenings, testing, and treatment for sexually transmitted infections on Monday, July 11 at the Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon, 125 Chester Avenue, Yeadon PA., 19050
In 2021, the Pennsylvania Health Advisory Network (HAN) issued an advisory regarding an increase in reported syphilis cases in Delaware County. This followed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2020 STD Surveillance Report which indicated rates of sexually transmitted infections, while lower in the early months of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, had resurged by the end of that year. The CDC also suggested that declines in reported STIs during the same time, as was the case with chlamydia, were likely due to decreased STI screenings and underdiagnosis during the height of the pandemic, rather than a reduction in new infections.
As a function of its duties to the residents of Delaware County, the Delaware County Health Department will expand its STI clinical operations to the Yeadon location.
Currently, screenings, testing, and treatment for sexually transmitted infections are available at the Delaware County Wellness Center at Chester, 151 W. 5th Street Chester, PA., 19103. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are available during Sexual Health Clinic hours on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
“From 2020 until now, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we know it and STI program resources were not exempt,” said Delaware County Health Department Director, Melissa Lyon. “We are excited in our role as a Health Department to offer Delaware County residents these important screening, testing, and treatment services in support of the long-term health and safety of our communities.
Beginning Monday, July 11, and every other Monday (except National Holidays) at the Delaware County Wellness Center at Yeadon, STI screenings, tests, and treatment, will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call, or email:
PHONE: (484) 276-2100
For more information and assistance, the Delaware County Health Department Wellness Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to responding to phone calls, the Wellness Line also responds to email inquiries.
Phone: (484) 276-2100 (Available 24/7)