Incorporated in 2000–and briefly the fasted growing city in the United States of America, Elk-Grove is an adorable and progressive suburb of the state capital, Sacramento. At 170,000 citizens strong and growing, this young town is booming just like the rest of The Golden State. But this delightful suburb 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 diagnosis of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
That is a surge of more than 300,000 new infections in approximately five years. Tragically, in 2017 alone, there were more than 30 stillbirths attributed to congenital syphilis in California. The highest it has been in almost two and a half decades. Doctors in Sacramento County hypothesize that the the increase amongst millennials, the most affected group, might stem from digital dating services and apps.
Options in prevention, detection, and treatment for the people of Elk-Grove are abundant, including three Safe Lab STD Testing centers all in between the 80 and the 50. There is also a One Community Health Center and Planned Parenthood Downtown. Open communication between partners and getting to an STD test clinic or similar—early and often—is the key to stifling this rise in transmission.
Free or affordable screening may be available at some clinics. Particularly around April, which is sexually transmitted disease awareness month. Locations often offer same day testing and can 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 Elk-Grove clinics with our easy-to-read chart.