Sacramento metro’s fifth incorporated city of Citrus Heights sits nestled in the northern part of The Golden States Grand Central Valley. From there, all of the splendor of California rests at your fingertips, but so do the risks. This city in the North Central Valley suffers from the same STI and STD transmission rates as the rest of California.
Since 2013 there has been a 45% increase in the diagnosis of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and primary & secondary syphilis, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
That is a spike of more than 300,000 new infections in approximately five years. Heartbreakingly, in 2017 alone, there were more than 30 stillbirths attributed to congenital syphilis in California. The highest it has been in almost a quarter-century. Doctors in Sacramento County hypothesize that the increase amongst millennials, the most affected group, might stem from digital dating services and apps and that investing in education is the long-term solution.
Options in prevention, detection, and treatment for the citizens in the Citrus Heights region are abundant. Quest Diagnostics and Just Say No Medical Screening are both in between the 80 and the 50. To name only two. Open communication between all partners and getting to an STD test clinic or screening—early and often—is the key to stifling this rise in transmission. Free STD testing may be available at some clinics to qualifying patients. Locations try to offer same-day testing and can often provide results in as little as 1-2 days.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Citrus Heights clinics with our easy-to-read chart.