La Canada Flintridge, CA, a city in Los Angeles County, is experiencing an STD outbreak.
Chlamydia is making a surge with 50,957 cases in 2013, and 64,326. The city is closer to Pasadena, which had 350 new infections in 2013, and 649 in 2017.
Another STI that’s increasing is gonorrhea, which went from 13,062 in 2013 in the county, and 26,108 new infections in 2017. The Pasadena area had 48 cases in 2013 and 222 in 2017.
Syphilis is on the rise, with the county reporting 1,109 primary and secondary diagnoses in 2013, and in 2017, it had 1,998. During the same period, Pasadena had 81 new infections in 2013 and 149 in 2017.
County health officials are trying to reduce the number of new STD infections by urging all sexually active individuals to seek regular screenings.
There are dozens of locations in La Canada Flintridge that offer STD testing, and many of these facilities include on-site treatment, counseling, and follow-up care.
ChapCare provides STI services at Fair Oaks on N Fair Oaks Ave in Pasadena.
Another option is the Comprehensive Community Health Center on S Chevy Chase Dr.
The Modern Concept Medical Group also offers screenings at the intersection of Bellefontaine St and Fairmont Ave S. The facility is also nearby a pharmacy.
All sites are accessible by public transportation.
Some clinics may offer free STD testing. These locations might ask for proof of income, and it could be challenging to get a quick appointment. Additionally, not all free centers offer comprehensive screenings.