Los Angeles County is a densely populated area. Southern California is a fast-paced, fun place to live, and Compton is no exception. Home to cultural revolution, musical evolution, and strategically located on the Alameda Corridor near the center of LA County. Compton has it all. And in some cases, too much.
For 2015, Los Angeles County and the Compton area show a rate of 171 per 100,000 people infected by gonorrhea. The same year, the chlamydia rates were at 555 for every 100,000 people. For primary and secondary syphilis the rate has climbed to 15 per 100,000. This number may sound low, but it is actually a 30 percent increase from numbers reported in the year 2014.
The reported cases for new diagnosis of people living with HIV in LA County are continuing to show a steady decrease. Medical professionals believe this is thanks to regular health screenings, prevention education, and treatment.
If you’re in the Compton area, there are a few affordable options for STD/STI testing available to you. Clinics are mostly located along Rosecrans Ave and Wilmington, south of the 105. They include Charles R. Drew University / Oasis Clinic, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health. St. John’s Well Child and Family Centers on south San Jose, north Santa Fe, and Wilmington avenue. There is also a Concentra Urgent Care on Wilmington avenue. For free testing, keep an eye out on community calendars, or check out local events at Compton College especially during STD awareness month in April.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Compton clinics with our easy-to-read chart.