What are the STI test options in Costa Mesa,CA?

Health officials in Southern California are worried about rising STD rates, especially syphilis. The disease was thought to be under control a short decade ago, but it made a comeback in recent years.

Health officials say that people have become lax about using condoms, especially since the AIDS scare has abated due to modern treatments that make the virus less of a death sentence than it was in the ‘80s. But PEP and PrEP do not prevent the spread of other STDs, and condoms must still be used. Especially tragic are the cases of congenital syphilis, which cause stillbirths. If the baby lives, it can have permanent damage.

In 2015, there were 6,175 people living with HIV or AIDS in Orange County, with a prevalence rate of 233 per 100K people, under California’s rate of 376.

In 2017, 14,027 people in Orange County were diagnosed with chlamydia, at a rate of 438.2 per 100K people, under California’s rate of 552.2. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 111.7 and 11.5.

There’s a Planned Parenthood at Nutmeg Pl. They test for STIs and treat all except HIV, and the fee is on a sliding scale. At least one charitable clinic offers free STD testing, but only for HIV and hep C. MedPost Urgent Care of Costa Mesa, on Harbor Blvd, provides STD testing and treatment.

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STD Statistics In Orange County, CA

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Additional STD Test Statistics in Costa Mesa, CA

In Orange County the numbers show spikes across the population aged 20-29 and increased incidence in the black, Latino and Native American populations.

The most recent data for the city shows these increases from 2011 to 2016:

  • 412%  increase in syphilis cases
  • 204% increase in gonorrhea
  • 59% increase in chlamydia

Since reporting began in 1981 am estimated 12,328 people have been identified as infected with HIV disease while living in Orange County. Of these:

  • 300 were newly diagnosed with HIV disease in 2015.
  • 66 were concurrently diagnosed with AIDS indicating that they individual was living with HIV disease but unaware of their status for a significant amount of time.

Of concern is the statistic that youth between the age of 15 and 18 years have a significant level of infection. The numbers in this demographic show an 8.2 % increase since 1997. It is hypothesized that a decrease in condom us is in part to blame for this rise.

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Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinics Near
Costa Mesa,CA

Womens Health Care Specialists

OVERVIEW

The Womens Health Care Specialists is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

Womens Health Care Specialists might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

2077 Harbor Blvd Ste C Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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Pacific Coast Medical Group

OVERVIEW

The Pacific Coast Medical Group is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

Pacific Coast Medical Group might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

11180 Warner Ave Ste 353 Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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Costa Mesa,CA

Radiant Health Centers

OVERVIEW

Radiant Health Center is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

Radiant Health Center might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

17982 Sky Park Cir Ste J Irvine, CA 92614

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Planned Parenthood STD Test Locations Near
Costa Mesa,CA

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties Incorporated (Costa Mesa Health Center)

OVERVIEW

It is almost impossible to at least not be familiar with the name Planned Parenthood. They are leaders in research concerning sexual health care. Some may think they only perform one service but nothing is further from the truth.

You can easily get tested for sexually transmitted infections here. You also have the advantage of having a counselor to talk to when results are in.

QUALIFICATIONS

If you call ahead you might be able to get in that day. You can also go online and look through their availability calendar and find a time that is best for you.

Anyone over 14 can get an appointment. without bringing their parents. Calling ahead can also get you enrolled in a plan that will help cover testing expenses.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Treatment is limited to infections not viruses that are often transmitted sexually. This means that you can get antibiotics for some STDs and they will go away. Some however, will need to be managed over a lifetime.

These viruses cannot be treated at Planned Parenthood. They send your records to a specialist of your choosing. They will also help you find one.

SUMMARY

You can everything from Pep and PrEP at Planned Parenthood. Free condoms are also available for men and women. After all these years, the organization is still at the forefront when it comes to protecting your sexual health.

ADDRESS

1520 Nutmeg Pl Ste 101 Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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City or County Department Sexual Health Clinics Near Costa Mesa,CA

Orange County Health Care Agency (17th Street Testing and Treatment)

OVERVIEW

The Orange County Health Care Agency (17th Street Testing and Treatment) is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

Orange County Health Care Agency (17th Street Testing and Treatment) might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

1725 W 17th St Santa Ana, CA 92706

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Urgent Care Clinics that May Offer STI Testing Services Near
Costa Mesa,CA

AltaMed Medical Group (Santa Ana Bristol)

OVERVIEW

AltaMed Medical Group (Santa Ana Bristol) is taking steps to lower the number of STDs in their community. One step they are taking is to offer testing at the majority of their clinics. There are three in the county that do so, right now.

Testing is done by a qualified technicians and experienced counselors are also on hand. You should expect to wait up to a week before learning your STD status.

QUALIFICATIONS

Testing isn’t free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don’t have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

SUMMARY

AltaMed Medical Group (Santa Ana Bristol) might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won’t have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

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2720 S Bristol St Ste 110 Santa Ana, CA 92704

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STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Costa Mesa, CA

According to experts in the region, the rising rate of STDs represents a lack of accessible testing and diagnosis as well as lack of education. The schools are trying to teach abstinence when the students are already sexually active and despite getting information at school about condom use and refusing sexual contact, sexual health is getting worse instead of improving.

One factor in the decrease in HIV testing is that no one sees AIDs as life threatening anymore. In the 80s and the 90s Californians were seeing people getting really ill and dying from AIDS but advances in treatment and control of HIV have taken some of the urgency out of getting diagnosis and treatment.

Herpes diagnosis can be quite simple however the stigma around getting a swab keeps people away from testing sites. Educators are working to open a dialogue about sex that allows removes stigma and discomfort from the topic.

The good news around this increase in diagnosis is a call to action for simpler methods of testing, diagnosis, and treatment. There has even been discussion of the city piloting a “swab at home” testing program.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Costa Mesa, CA

The demographic in the area averages 6% younger than the rest of California. It is also a predominantly Caucasian population. This might partially explain why the stats here are higher than other CA regions. The mob mentality that allows youth to believe that they are invincible, coupled with the brain development for decision making which really doesn’t fully form until the mid-twenties means adults need to take a role in protecting the sexual health of the younger members of the community.

STD testing centers in the city include fully private clinics that boast 15 minute testing with results within 48 hour Other clinics advertise same-day results or walk-in, no-wait. There is also free or low-cost testing for those who don’t have medical insurance.  Different centers offer different levels of processing speed. There are clinicians who will come to your home for a flexible and convenient private testing and there are also 100% anonymous testing options where not even a name is required.

STD Testing Costa Mesa, CA

Better Sexual Health in Costa Mesa, CA

Like many communities in the golden state, Costa Mesa struggles to balance the financial burden of sexual education with the increased cost of health care in a population that remains sexually naive. Offering STD testing to the community is expensive but ultimately it will reduce the cost of treatment down the line.

 

Removing the stigma around talking about sexuality and sexual health is one of the first steps in encouraging early and frequent testing, which is the key to overall sexual health. When partners are open to these conversations, and they include medical experts in their healthcare, improvement is bound to occur.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/percent-742053-county-syphilis.html

 

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