What are the STI test options in Fair Oaks,CA?
Fair Oaks, CA, is in the midst of an STD outbreak. In Sacramento County, where Fair Oaks is located, has seen a surge in new chlamydia diagnoses between 2013 with 8,002 new, annual cases, and 9,803 in 2017. The number of new chlamydia infections in 2017 was higher in women, with 6,391 of the total cases.
Gonorrhea is also rising in the area with 2,225 new diagnoses in 2013 jumping to 3,344 in 2017. The majority of new gonorrhea cases in 2017 was higher among men than women.
Health practitioners in Sacramento County are concerned about the rising STD rates in the area and are reaching out to the communities to increase awareness through education and more STI screening locations. They are also urging people that use casual hook up sites like Tinder to use protection and get tested regularly between partners.
Several locations in and nearby Fair Oaks offer comprehensive STD testing, and most sites include treatment and follow-up care at the same facility.
WellSpace Health operates two places in the area. The San Juan Community Health Center on the corner of Greenback Ln and Matheny Way, just off Route 80 in Citrus.
The second location is at the Rancho Cordova Community Health Center in Sacramento on Old Placerville Rd. The site has off-street parking and is accessible by bus route #75 at the corner of Old Placerville Rd and Schriever Ave.
Some clinics may offer free STD testing. They will require proof of income and might have hidden fees such as the cost of treatment, or follow-up care may not be covered with the screening.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.