Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Program

Howard County Health Department provides STI education, screening, and treatment services for men and women. Appointments are available Monday through Friday at the Columbia Health Center. Call 410-313-7500 to schedule an appointment.

Fees may apply. Donations are accepted.
Same day appointments may be available. Call to check for availablility.

Spanish and other language interpreters are available. (Se habla espanol)

Clinical Services

Screenings for: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HIV/AIDS

Treatments for: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Genital Warts (Condyloma), Trichomoniasis

Exams for symptomatic patients

Vaccines for prevention of STIs: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Gardasil (ages 19-26)

Partner referrals for testing and treatment


FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: PROVIDER ALERT: INCREASING RATES OF SYPHILIS IN MARYLAND: Nearly 400 cases of infectious syphilis have been reported to Maryland health departments in 2011 ‐ the largest number in over ten years. This is a 40% increase compared to the same time period in 2010. Because syphilis enhances HIV transmission, this new trend also threatens our ability to achieve our HIV
prevention goals. CLICK HERE to read the entire report from the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH).


Additional questions may be directed by e-mail to askhealth@howardcountymd.gov