What are the STI test options in Delano,CA?
The steadily rising population of Delano, CA has lead to an increase in HIV rates since 2000. In fact, an STD is transmitted in Kern County every hour, according to the California Department of Public Health. In 2017 Kern County had 152 reported cases of HIV, or 3 cases per week, and this number continues to rise as barrier contraceptives, such as condoms, become less prevalent.
To combat this, Kern County Public Health is currently undertaking public awareness campaigns and deploying mobile testing facilities throughout the county.
Reported cases of STDs in 2017 was the highest number since reporting began in 1990, and 54% of cases were among people under 25.
There are several public testing facilities within Delano to provide convenient services. The Delano Medical Centre located on Main Street, Delano, offers a wide range of STD testing and prioritises patient confidentiality. Phone appointments with a doctor are guaranteed should your results come back as positive.
The Delano Community Health Centre on Garces Highway, Delano, is one public centre that offers free HIV testing, as well as a range of STD testing (with an out-of-pocket cost) and vaccines. Insurance and Medi-Cal are both accepted.
Kern County Public Health Clinic located on Mt Vernon Ave, Bakersfield is another option that promotes confidentiality and has low-cost testing available if you do not have insurance. This clinic is located about a half an hours drive from Delano, so if you don’t have your own transport it may be difficult to access.
Although these facilities do not all currently offer free STD testing, it is worth enquiring with local centres as they may offer this service during certain times, such as STD Awareness month in April. Be aware, there might still be eligibility criteria for these free services, so not everyone may qualify.
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