Situated southeast of Los Angeles County, Garden Grove belongs to the northern part of Orange County. California has ranked one of the highest in the nation for primary, secondary, and congenital syphilis rates. In the OC, rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia have all dramatically increased since 2011.
Between 2013 and 2017, Orange County (including the Garden Grove area) doubled its rates of gonorrhea cases. 1,452 diagnoses of gonorrhea in 2013 compared to 3,574 by 2017.
Their rate of occurrence for this STI went from 46.7 to 111.7 per 100,000 people. For the most common STD, chlamydia, their rates went from an already high 274.8 in 2013 to a whopping 438.2 by 2017. With the number of diagnoses jumping from 8K to over 14K. For primary and secondary syphilis, the OC ranked 25th highest in the state. Their rates climbed from 6.4 to 11.5 per 100K people.
If you’re in Garden Grove, there are a few affordable options for STD/STI testing available to you. Clinics can be found just off the 22. There is Neander Hoa Comprehensive Health, Central City Community Health Center, and a Quest Diagnostics out east. More options are available if you head into Santa Ana. There they have a Her Choice Women’s Clinic on Central, FPA Women’s Health on Tustin, and of course the Orange County Health Care Agency (on 17th). Call today to schedule an appointment and see if you qualify for free STD testing and services. Some clinics might even be able to get your results as fast as 1-2 days.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Garden Grove clinics with our easy-to-read chart.