Antioch, California, is a suburb of both San Francisco and Oakland. The second-largest city of Contra Costa County, unfortunately, suffers from the same STI and STD transmission rates as the rest of California.
Since 2013 there has been a 45% increase in diagnosis of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). That is a surge of more than 300,000 new infections in approximately five years.
Tragically, in 2017 alone, there were more than 30 stillbirths attributed to congenital syphilis in California. The highest it has been in almost two and a half decades. Doctors in Contra Costa County hypothesize that the increase amongst millennials, the most affected group, might stem from digital dating services and apps.
If you need to get tested in Antioch, there are quite a few affordable options available near you. Planned Parenthood is on Buchanan Road, and there’s a Quest Diagnostic just off of Lone Tree Way. Neither of these locations offer free STD testing, but Planned Parenthood will use a sliding scale to calculate your fees (bring proof of income). Antioch Health Center on Country Hills Drive may have more resources available for you. There’s a Pittsburg Health Center on Loveridge Drive that offers STD testing and HIV specialty services. Drop-ins may be seen if the clinic isn’t full, otherwise call for STD testing hours and to book your appointment. Or there is a community health center you can try, Brighter Beginnings, also on Buchanan Road if those other options are too crowded.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Antioch clinics with our easy-to-read chart.