Sexual Health Clinic
Taking care of your sexual health matters! It’s just as important as keeping the rest of your body and mind healthy. We are here to help you plan for a healthy future. The Berrien County Health Department Sexual Health Clinic offers accessible, non-judgmental, and supportive services to women, men, and teens regardless of income, insurance status, background, or sexuality. Our low/no-cost services are 100% confidential and include birth control, STD testing, and annual wellness exams and testing for men and women.
- Recommended annual wellness exams (pap smears, pelvic exams, breast exams, and testicular exams)
- STD testing and treatment
- Rapid HIV testing and counseling
- Pregnancy testing
- Birth control methods including the pill, the patch, Depo-provera shot, and emergency contraception
- Free condoms - at community locations or through the mail!
- Immunizations, including the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for men and women
- Education and support to help you plan for a healthy future and take control of your sexual health
BIRTH CONTROL OPTIONS
Health DepartmentPhysical Address
2149 E Napier Ave.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Phone: 269-926-7121Fax: 269-926-8129
Niles OfficePhysical Address
1205 N Front Street
Niles, MI 49120
Phone: 269-684-2800Fax: 269-684-3879
Three Oaks OfficePhysical Address
21 N Elm Street
Three Oaks, MI 49128
Phone: 269-756-2008Fax: 269-756-2010
Confidential STD testing is available for individuals at risk. Additional tests may be recommended based on symptoms and/or risk factors. No parental consent is required.
Available STD Tests:
LOCATIONS & APPOINTMENTS
Sexual Health Clinic services are available at all Berrien County Health Department locations - Benton Harbor, Niles, and Three Oaks.
WALK-IN SERVICES & FAST TRACK STD TESTING
Fast Track Testing: Quick and easy STD testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea. No appointment is needed for those who meet the Fast Track criteria. Fast Track is available Monday-Thursday in Benton Harbor and Niles from 8:30am-4pm with a low cost of just $10. Get in, get tested, and get on with your day!
Walk-In Services: Walk-ins are welcomed every Wednesday from 1-4pm in both Benton Harbor and Niles office. Walk-ins are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.
A clinic use fee is due at time of service for STD visits, $15 for in-state residents and $25 for out of state residents.
Sexual Health clinical services are provided at little-to-no cost. Most major insurance plans are accepted, including most Medicaid plans. Costs are based on a sliding-fee scale determined according to your income and no one is turned away for inability to pay.
What should I expect at my clinic appointment?
STD TESTING PROCESS
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 STD, and the nurse can help you identify steps you can take that may prevent future infections. Rapid HIV testing is available and offered at every STD clinic visit. At your visit, a nurse will assess your immunization history and recommend vaccines that will benefit you and your health, such as vaccines for Hepatitis B, HPV, and Tdap.
Persons who test positive for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Trichomoniasis, or Bacterial Vaginitis are offered treatment at the STD Clinic. It is important to identify sexual partners that are also at risk and get them into the clinic for testing and treatment as well. STDs can be passed back and forth between sexual partner(s), and can even harm the health of an unborn baby or cause fertility issues.
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 or HPV/Genital Warts. Occasionally, a person may come in with symptoms that are very serious; in that case, we will make a referral to a doctor, clinic, or emergency room. We encourage all sexually active woman to have a Pap smear every year or as often as suggested by your doctor.
STD COST OF SERVICES
- STD Nurse Visit Fee for In-State Resident: $15
- STD Clinic Use Fee for Out-of-State Resident: $25
- Court Ordered STD Testing: $75
Laboratory services will be billed to your insurance provider, with permission. No one is denied services due to inability to pay.