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.

SERVICES AVAILABLE

  • 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

  1. Health Department

    Physical Address
    2149 E Napier Ave.
    Benton Harbor, MI 49022

    Fax: 269-926-8129

  2. Niles Office

    Physical Address
    1205 N Front Street
    Suite 900
    Niles, MI 49120

    Fax: 269-684-3879

  3. Three Oaks Office

    Physical Address
    21 N Elm Street
    Three Oaks, MI 49128

    Fax: 269-756-2010

STD TESTING

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

*NOTE: Walk-In Services are currently unavailable due to COVID-19 safety protocols. Please call for an appointment for any of these services.

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-Friday 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 Wednesdays: Walk-in appointments are welcomed anytime on Wednesdays between 8:30am-4pm in Benton Harbor and Niles. Appointments are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

COST

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.

Learn about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among young Americans.

TREATMENT

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.

RETESTING RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended for persons who have tested positive for either Gonorrhea or Chlamydia, to get retested three months after treatment.

REFERRALS

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: $37

Laboratory services will be billed to your insurance provider, with permission. No one is denied services due to inability to pay.