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Sexually Transmitted Disease Department

Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County

STD Direct Program Line

Who We Are:

Partner Services - Partner Services are an integral  component of Field Services. Partners should be informed if they have been exposed to any sexually transmitted diseases (STD)/ sexually transmitted infections (STI). The STD Program can assist you in informing your partner(s) to get tested and/or treatment. This is a fully confidential service. When a Disease Intervention Specialist informs your partner(s) that they have been exposed to an STD your name will never be mentioned. Partner Services is a no cost service.

Disease Intervention Specialists - Trained healthcare professionals who specialize in confidential counseling, testing and treatment for persons either diagnosed with or exposed to an STD.

Surveillance - Surveillance is responsible for verifying the diagnosis and treatment of all reportable STDs from public and private health care providers. Private and public hospitals, laboratories, physicians and other health care providers are required by law to report positive STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis to the FDOH-Palm Beach between 24 - 72 hours of positive results. For more information on reporting for each disease, please refer to our Reportable Diseases/Conditions in FL Practitioners List and STD Reporting Form.

After cases are reported to the State Health Office, they are forwarded to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

                       THE BIG FOUR

Chlamydia - STD information from CDC

Gonorrhea - STD information from CDC

Syphilis - STD information from CDC

HIV/AIDS & STDs (cdc.gov)