Thursday Evening Walk-In Clinics To Be Offered at the Southeastern District Health Department Beginning February 10, 2011 If you work full time, go to school, or just can’t seem to find time during the day to get things done, then listen up! The Southeastern Health Department’s Pocatello office, located at 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive, will begin holding Thursday evening walk-in clinics from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. starting Thursday, February 10, 2011, to be more accommodating to our clients. The weekly walk-in clinics will provide the following services: STD/HIV Testing: High risk behaviors that warrant testing include: Sexual activity without consistent condom use (vaginal, oral, & anal) Multiple sexual partners (>3 partners in a year) Injecting drug use Sexual activity which occurs under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs Meeting sexual partners through internet sites Pregnancy Testing: Some women approach the prospect of pregnancy with excitement, others with worry. No matter how you feel about the idea of being pregnant, a pregnancy test can let you know, one way or the other, if you are pregnant. If you have symptoms of pregnancy such as these, pregnancy testing can confirm your suspicions: missed period nausea breast tenderness fatigue Birth Control Distribution: To prevent pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, there are two types of contraception: Barrier methods: prevent sperm from swimming into the uterus and fertilizing the woman’s egg, an example is a condom. Condoms prevent pregnancy, STDs, and HIV. Hormonal methods: alter a woman’s hormonal cycle to prevent fertilization, an example is the birth control pill or the Depo-Provera shot. Annual Exam/Pap Smear: The Pap test (or Pap Smear) looks for precancers, cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated. Women should start getting regular Pap tests at age 21, or within three years of the first time you have sex, whichever happens first. The Pap test is one of the most reliable and effective cancer screening tests available. All services are confidential and are billed on a sliding fee scale. For additional information, please contact the Southeastern District Health Department at 233- 9080 or visit www.sdhdidaho.org. To become a fan of the Southeastern District Health Department go to www.facebook.com/sdhdidaho.