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TEXAS: County Brings STD Testing to Campus


Richland Chronicle (Dallas) (04.12.13)

The Dallas County Health and Human Services mobile STD testing vehicle arrived at Richland College campus on April 9. According to Felicia Barnett, first line supervisor and the person in charge of mobile medical units in the county health department, the unit goes to all Dallas County Community College district schools. The vehicle was a large white trailer with only Dallas County Health and Human Services on the outside. Inside, there were partitioned areas so students could interact with staff privately. Students who were tested for STDs will receive a card with their results in 10 working days. The STD testing vehicle will return to the college and park at the same location on June 11, July 9, and in September, October, and November. The time of operation is the same at each visit—11 a.m. to 4 p.m.—and no appointments are necessary. In addition to testing, a health worker from Parkland Hospital at Oak West Women’s clinic was available to educate people about contraceptives. She reported that a steady stream of students visited the van.


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