What are the STI test options in Bellflower,CA?

In the county of Los Angeles, the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have been steadily increasing during recent years, and those of the city of Bellflower are not far behind. During 2014-2016, Bellflower experienced 27.1 syphillis cases, 179.5 gonorrhea cases, and 228.3 HIV cases per 100,000 population (compared with the rates of county of Los Angeles, which had 33.3, 179.5, and 491.7 cases, respectively.These statistics include those for primary, secondary, and early latent forms of syphillis.

According to additional estimates by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Bellflower, CA ranked 17 out of 26 regions for STDs in 2010-2014, and had average 1.44 infections per infected persons. The highest ranking STIs for both Los Angeles County and Bellflower during this time line were gonorrhea and chlamydia, which had rates nearing the 1000s. 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 1,200 cases of gonorrhea in Bellflower during 2010-2014

The city of Bellflower has many public clinics, like Bellflower Health Center and All Family Wellness Clinic, both in and around the city which may provide free STD testing or low-cost tests for herpes, HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis, syphillis, and other related diseases. However, not all clinics may offer testing for every STD, and doctor consultation may not be available during the process.

In addition, there are  plenty of private facilities which offer low-cost, same-day STD testing that be ready within 1-2 days of a visit. The county of Los Angeles also has online testing options available for certain sexual diseases for ease of testing and convenience.

Which one is right for you?

Public Private
Privacy
Results posted to secure online account
No one will know you're there to get tested for STDs
Speed
No appointment necessary