What are the STI test options in Lafayette,CA?
Lafayette, CA, a city in Contra Costa County, is experiencing a dangerous STD outbreak.
Chlamydia cases are on the rise in the county. In 2013, it reported 4,054 new infections, and in 2017, it increased to 5,735.
Gonorrhea diagnoses are going up with 873 new infections in 2013, rising to 1,765 in 2017.
Primary and secondary syphilis cases are steadily increasing. In 2013, the county reported 77 new diagnoses, and they jumped in 2017 to 132.
Additionally, the county had two congenital diagnoses in 2017.
State and county officials are concerned about the area’s growing STD rates and are pushing all sexually active individuals to get tested regularly to help reduce the number of new infections.
There are several locations in Lafayette and Contra Costa County that offer STD testing. Many also provide treatment and follow-up care.
Planned Parenthood of Northern California offers STI screenings for male and female patients at the Walnut Creek Health Center on Oakland Blvd. The building has off-street parking and is on a local bus route.
Contra Costa Public Health provides testing on Center Ave in Martinez. Off-street parking is available and the site is on a public bus route.
Another option is the Berkeley Free Clinic on the corner of Durant Ave and Dana St. This location has a private parking lot and is accessible by public transportation.
Some clinics might offer free STD testing. Proof of income could be requested. Additionally, appointments may be at inconvenient times and walk-in services might not be an option.