What are the STI test options in Beverly Hills,CA?
Beverly Hills, CA, isn’t immune to the STD outbreak in Los Angeles County. The embattled area’s number of new chlamydia cases jumped from 50,957 new cases in 2013 to 64,326 in 2017.
Gonorrhea infections are also going up, with the county’s number of new diagnoses at 13,062 in 2013 to more than double, 26,108 in 2017. More than half of all new cases are men. Of the 26,108 new diagnoses in 2017, only 7,645 were women.
Syphilis is increasing—Between 2013 and 2017, the number of new cases went from 1,109 to 1,998.
Leaders in the state and county consider the ever-rising number of STD and HIV infections a public health crisis. Together with health officials, they are attempting to increase STD awareness and community access to STD testing, treatment, and other services to lower these alarming rates.
There are dozens of sites in Beverly Hills that provide STD testing services.
UCLA Primary and Specialty Care offer STD screenings at their facility on the corner of Brighton Way and Bedford Dr. The #20 Wilshire/Brighton bus stops two blocks from the center.
The nearest Planned Parenthood is on N San Vicente Blvd at the West Hollywood Health Center. There are several bus routes that pick up and drop off at the nearby corner of San Vincente Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd.
Some locations might offer free STD testing or HIV screenings. You will need proof of income for these services. Keep in mind they may not have convenient appointment hours and walk-in times are often limited.