HIV Counseling & Testing

Confidential Services

The Porter County Health Department provides confidential testing for HIV by appointment to anyone 13 years of age of older.

The Porter County Health Department also counsels, screens, and treats sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) by appointment to anyone 13 years of age or older.

Our nursing staff:

  • Educates at-risk populations concerning risk-reduction behaviors to prevent HIV transmission
  • Teaches about transmission, prevention, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases in an individual or group setting. Please call the Porter County Health Department if you would like a presentation to your group and/or HIV/STD testing
  • Provides treatment for the person who is diagnosed with an STD and also their partners as needed

Service Fees & Appointments

The service fee is $10. To make an appointment, contact our offices:

  • Portage: 219-759-8239
  • Valparaiso: 219-465-3525

Please enter the prompt for nursing and ask to speak to a nurse.

Facts About STDs

  • 1 in 4 sexually active teens contracts an STD every year.
  • The Center for Disease Control estimates that there are approximately 19 million new cases of STDs each year in the U.S.