STD rates are rising in communities around the country and Lompoc, CA in Santa Barbara County is no exception.
Santa Barbara County records show that chlamydia rates rose from 2,306 reported cases in 2016 to 2,456 reported cases in 2017. Gonorrhea rates also increased from 323 reported cases in 2016 to 378 reported cases in 2017.
The county saw a significant rise in syphilis rates from 2016 to 2017, as the number of reported cases jumped more than 37 percent, going from 53 reported syphilis cases (primary, secondary, and early latent stages) in 2016 to 73 reported cases in 2017.
Fortunately, 2018 Santa Barbara County records show that the number of reported HIV cases fell from 43 reported cases in 2017 to 33 reported cases in 2018.
There are several health care facilities in Lompoc, CA and nearby Mission Hills that may provide HIV or STD testing, including Santa Barbara County Public Health Department – Lompoc Health Care Center, Community Health Centers – Lompoc Health Center, and Health Testing Centers – Mission Hill. You will also find numerous private medical practices in Lompoc, CA that might offer STD testing. Many of these doctor offices are located near Cabrillo Highway.
If you prefer, you can travel into Santa Maria or Santa Barbara to find additional clinics that might offer STD and HIV testing, including Planned Parenthood – Santa Maria Health Center, Pacific Pride Foundation, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics – Westside Neighborhood Clinic.
Some of these health centers may promote free STD testing, but many of these facilities have inconsistent hours and wait times. In addition, a physician may not be on site, which means prescriptions and after test treatment may not be available.