What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in La Palma,CA?

HIV cases reported in La Palma, CA, were 6,860 at a rate of 263 in 2017, which was higher than the 6,175 cases reported in 2018 at a rate of 233.

Gonorrhea was also observed in the city as 1,137 people were diagnosed in 2010 at a rate of 35.7, which increased almost three times with 3,068 cases at a rate of 96.4 reported in 2016.

Chlamydia had a common occurrence in the county as 8,063 cases were reported in 2010 at a rate of 253.4. By the end of 2016, the infections had hit a high of 12,864 at a rate of 404.4.

Women were mostly diagnosed with Chlamydia compared to men as 8,274 cases at a rate of 516 were reported in women more than the 4,570 cases for men at a rate of 289.6 in 2016

Primary and Secondary Syphilis was also prevalent with 75 cases at a rate of 2.4 in 2010 and was four times higher in 2016, with 312 infections at a rate of 9.8. 

 

To reduce the infection rate of the STIs, the Orange County Health Department provides mobile HIV/STD testing units and centers to ensure individuals living in remote areas have access to STD/HIV services. It also promotes the availability of school-based clinics in school districts and colleges to increase easier access to screening and treatment for all at-risk populations.                 

La Palma, CA, has a wide range of medical centers offering free STD testing services. But, you may be required to call to schedule an appointment for HIV/STD testing as a walk-in option might not exist. Also, for the free tests, doctor consultation might not be available.

Some of the healthcare providers where residents may receive sexual health services include Planned Parenthood – Lakewood Health Center, Concentra Urgent Care, Kaiser Permanente La Palma Medical Offices, and Joshua Medical Center.            

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CVS MinuteClinic

8850 Valley View St Buena Park, CA 90620 866-389-2727
  • Hours
    • Monday: 8:30am-7:30pm
    • Tuesday: 8:30am-7:30pm
    • Wednesday: 8:30am-7:30pm
    • Thursday: 8:30am-7:30pm
    • Friday: 8:30am-7:30pm
    • Saturday: 9:00am-5:30pm
    • Sunday: 9:00am-5:30pm
  • 1.36 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted,
  • Medicare Accepted

Description: CVS Partner. Please visit the website or call for eligibility requirements.
STD testing, HIV PrEP and PEP for patients 18+.
Trichomoniasis testing available as part of STD testing services

John Wesley Community Health (Norwalk Health Center)

12360 E Firestone Blvd Norwalk, CA 90650 866-733-5924
  • Hours
    • Monday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Saturday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Sunday: Closed
  • 4.33 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale

Description: . Accepts most health coverage including Covered CA and Medi-Cal (No one is turned away for lack of ability to pay)

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (Lakewood Health Center)

5525 E Del Amo Blvd Lakewood, CA 90713 800-576-5544
  • Hours
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed
  • 4.48 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Donations Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale

Description: Social Service Organization. If you are uninsured, you may qualify for a state-funded program or a lower fee scale. Please bring the following documents: photo ID. Fees for services are based on your household income. You will not be turned away because of your inability to pay. Services under some insurance plans and physician groups require prior authorization