Personal Health Services
- Services are provided on an appointment basis. Please call: (616) 632-7171
- Services are available for all persons 13 years of age or older. Minors do not need parental or guardian consent for counseling, testing, or treatment.
- No children are allowed in the exam rooms. Children should not be left alone, with strangers, or in your car.
- There are no fees for services at this time.
- Condoms are offered free of charge.
- STI Counseling & Testing
- HIV Counseling & Testing
- Hepatitis B & C Counseling, Testing & Vaccines
- Tuberculosis (TB) Services
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
Counseling & Testing
Our clinic nurses are experienced and trained to provide confidential counseling, testing and treatment for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis. Most of the time, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing is done with a urine sample. Syphilis is a blood test.
A nurse will see you, and ask questions about your health and what your testing needs are. It is especially important to know about any body rashes or lesions/bumps in your genital area. Services are delivered in a non-judgmental manner, so please tell the nurse what you know so you get the best care. It is important to understand your risks for acquiring a STI, and the nurse can help you identify steps you can take that may prevent future infections.
STI test results are available four business days later by a private password system via a computer or telephone.
- Free Treatment - Persons who test positive for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, or Syphilis are offered treatment at no charge.
- Identify Sexual Partners - It is important to identify sexual partners that are also at risk and get them in to clinic for testing and treatment as well. STI's can be passed back and forth between sexual partner(s), and can even harm the health of an unborn baby.
- Retesting Recommendation - It is recommended for persons who have tested positive for either Gonorrhea or Chlamydia, to get retested three months after treatment.
We provide information on, but do not conduct testing for: Herpes, HPV/Warts, Trichomoniasis, or Bacterial Vaginitis. We do not do Pap smears. We encourage all sexually active woman to have a Pap smear every year or as often as suggested by your doctor.
Counseling & Testing
Our counselors are State-certified, experienced, and trained to provide confidential and anonymous HIV testing in a non-judgmental manner. A counselor will see you, and ask questions about your risk for acquiring HIV. It is important for each person to understand their risks for acquiring HIV, and a risk reduction plan can be developed to help prevent future infection.
- Conventional Blood Test - A person who has a conventional blood test for HIV must return for their test result. Results are made available ten days after testing.
- Rapid (Finger Poke) Test - Results will be available within 30 minutes at the same visit. You may talk to the counselor about this option.
Referrals & Partner Services
We provide community referrals for other identified client needs.
Partner services are offered to all individuals who test positive for HIV. HIV can be spread to sexual partners, needle-sharing partners, or to an unborn baby. Offering testing and counseling to contacts is very important, so people may get appropriate medical care and also to help stop the spread of the disease to others.
Travel HIV Testing
Travel HIV testing and documentation can be done for a $30.00 fee.
Hepatitis B & C
Counseling & Testing
Persons concerned about Hepatitis B or C testing will need to discuss their risk with a clinic nurse. Other high-risk testing criteria have been established by the State, and the nurse will let you know if we can test you.
Hepatitis A and B, along with other vaccinations, are available by appointment at all Kent County Health Department clinic locations.
Tuberculosis (TB) Services
The TB clinic is located at the Annex building, directly behind the main health department building.
TB Testing: (616) 632-7200
TB Services Appointments: (616) 632-7190.
TB Clinic: Tuesdays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
- The TB Unit is responsible for the surveillance, reporting, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up testing to control and prevent the spread of TB.
- There are no fees for services.
- If you are known to have tested positive for a TB skin test, never get another TB skin test. If an employer is requiring a chest x-ray, please see your personal physician. TB clinic does not provide routine chest x-rays.
- Latent TB Prevention Medication are only available at the Fuller Clinic, and are not provided at any satellite clinics.