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Contact Information Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 645-7417

Columbus Syphilis Outbreak

Columbus is currently having an outbreak of syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can have very serious complications when left untreated. If you are sexually active, we encourage you to get tested, and if necessary – get treated. Condoms can be effective in preventing syphilis and other STIs.  PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) doesn’t protect you from STIs like syphilis. 

Get the facts about Syphilis

Testing in Columbus

Columbus Public Health - Sexual Health Clinic

(240 Parsons Ave) / 645-6732
Mon: 8am-2:15pm & 5-8pm
Tue: 10am-5:45pm
Wed: 8am-11:15am & 1-5pm
Thu: 8am-3:45pm & 5-8pm
Fri: 8am-3:45pm

AIDS Resource Center Ohio
(4400 N High St) / 299-2437
Tue: 4–8pm

(1780 E Broad St) / 926-4132
Mon: 9am-8pm
Thu: 9am-5pm

FACES Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
(700 Children’s Dr, 3rd floor)
722-6060, option 9
Mon/Wed/Fri: 9am-12pm
Thurs: 4pm-6pm

Neighborhood House
(1000 Atcheson St)
722-6060, option 9
Mon: 11am-7pm

Out of the Closet
(1230 N High St) / 291-2680
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu: 3-7pm

Stonewall Columbus
(1160 N High St) / 299-7764
Mon: 1-6pm

Testing available for little/no cost.
Questions? 614-645-6732

Syphilis Prev Thumb 200Prevention Resources 

We have created a set of resources, including posters, handouts and social media graphics to help spread the message about the current outbreak and the importance of getting tested. 

Information for Healthcare Providers 

Columbus Public Health has issued a public health advisory for healthcare providers regarding an outbreak of syphilis in the Columbus community. Due to the increase in ES cases, Columbus Public Health is strongly recommending specific practices which are based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines.  
View September 1, 2015 Public Health Alert

Cases of Syphilis Spiking In Franklin County - 10TV: Healthsource 10 Alert Story 
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Central Ohio Health officials are warning the medical community and the public about an outbreak of syphilis.  Franklin County has seen a 40% jump in the number of cases over the last year and it's impacting even the most innocent among us.