What are the STI test options in Goleta,CA?
Goleta, CA, a coastal city in southern Santa Barbara County, is under threat from an STD outbreak. The number of new, annual chlamydia diagnoses went from 1,320 in 2013 to 1,684 in 2017. The largest increase in new cases for 2017 was among women ages 15 to 24.
Gonorrhea is also on the rise with 121 new, annual cases in 2013 jumping to 378 in 2017. Syphilis is making a comeback. The county had 21 diagnoses in 2013 and 33 in 2017.
County public health officials are concerned about the growing STD rates in the Santa Barbara Area and are working to increase awareness in communities about the dangers of STIs and where to seek screening and treatment services.
There are a few locations throughout the Southern Santa Barbara area that provide comprehensive STD testing. Many also include treatment and follow-up services.
In nearby Isla Vista, the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics’ site on Embarcadero Del Mar offers STI screenings. The clinic is easy to find next to the People’s Park. They also operate a site on W Micheltorena St that you can access via bus route #37 at the corner of Micheltorena and Dutton Ave.
The American Indian Health and Services on State St. in Santa Barbara provides STD services. Planned Parenthood runs a clinic at the Santa Barbara Center on Garden St.
Some centers might provide free STD testing for people that qualify. Proof of income is required for any free services, and testing may not include treatment or follow-up care.
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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.