Sexual Health

A sexually transmitted disease (STD), also known as sexually transmitted infection (STI) or venereal disease (VD), is a disease passed from person to person through sexual contact.


Wilkes County Health Department offers screening for sexually transmitted diseases during regular office hours. If you would like to be screened or are having symptoms, an appointment can be scheduled by calling 336-651-7450. All services are confidential regardless of age.


All local health departments will offer HIV and STD services at no cost to the client regardless of county of residence. Exceptions include:
  • Clients who request screening for certain non-reportable STDs
  • Clients who receive follow-up treatment of warts after the diagnosis is established
  • Clients who request testing not offered by the state


The STD visit includes
  • Education
  • Lab tests
  • Referrals if needed
  • STD Examination
  • Treatment

Clinic Goals

To identify, treat, and prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Additional Information

For more information about signs, symptoms, and treatment for STDs, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.