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CDC Infographic The State of STDs in Tompkins County

Talk. Test. Treat.

  1. TALK to your partner about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) before you have sex.
  2. TEST for STIs if you are sexually active.
  3. TREAT right away if you test positive for an STI.

Get confidential, free or low cost testing and support for you and your partner, right here in Ithaca!
Click here for local testing sites, or call the Health Department at (607) 274-6604.

  ► Download a Talk-Test-Treat poster to put up on your bulletin board!  Letter size (8.5x11)  |  Tab size (11x17)

  ► Listen to our radio spot for Talk-Test-Treat!  Talk-Test-Treat Radio.mp3

Click here for the CDC Talk-Test-Treat website.

Testing sites in Tompkins County

PLEASE NOTE: All STD/STI testing services are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 health emergency.

  • Your Primary Care Provider
  • Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD)
    • For everyone.
    • Free anonymous HIV testing only.
    • Results available in 20 minutes.
    • Phone 607-274-6604. Click for Web site.
  • Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes (PPSFL)
    • For all Tompkins County residents.
    • Free, confidential testing and treatment at the PPSFL Ithaca office, 620 West Seneca St. (Made available by the Tompkins County Health Department)
    • Testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HepC, HIV, and Syphilis
    • Phone 607-273-1513. Click for PPSFL's Ithaca Clinic Web site
  • Cornell Health, Cornell University
    • Comprehensive sexual health care for students, including free & confidential STI testing.
    • Phone 607-255-5155. Learn more.
  • Hammond Health Center, Ithaca College
    • For Ithaca College students only.
    • STI education; testing available.
    • Phone 607-274-3177
  • TC3 Health Center
    • No on-site STI testing available.
    • STD education and referrals only.
    • Phone 607-844-8222 x 4487
  • STAP — Southern Tier AIDS Program CLICK HERE for their website

Needle (sharps) collection sites in Tompkins County

Additional Information Sources (Web)



NYS Department of Health
(NYSDOH)  Sexually Transmitted
Disease Web page



U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
STI Web page
STI Fact Sheets
2015 Treatment Guidelines



In the News  

Increase In Sexually Transmitted Infections Locally 
Jan. 11, 2017 press release
Jul. 20, 2016 press release
Aug. 21, 2015 press release

Stats & Trends

 Trend table of stats for STI cases
Please Note: Tompkins County case numbers for HIV are generated by the NYSDOH regional office and can be obtained by calling TCHD at (607) 274-6604, and inquiring with a communicable disease nurse.

Trend graph for STI cases

  • Current and past Communicable Disease reports

Common STIs

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