In 2017, there were a total of 1,760 diagnosed cases of gonorrhea in Contra Costa County, and in 2014, the number of gonorrhea cases rose significantly among men. In addition, in 2017, there were 5,731 cases of chlamydia in the county. Furthermore, in 2014, the rate of HIV among African Americans was four times higher than any other race in the county.
As of 2018, Contra Costa County has an STD rate of 488 per 100,000 people and chlamydia is the most prevalent STD in the county making up 78.28 percent of all cases.
Contra Costa Health Services (Martinez Health Center) on Alhambra Ave. offers STD testing. In addition, Contra Costa Public Health on Center Ave. may also offer STD tests. In addition, the Planned Parenthood of Northern California (Concord Health Center) on Pacheco St. provides STD testing in the community as well.
People in the area also have access to STD testing services at Solano County Health and Social Services Department (Vallejo Health Clinic) located on Tuolumne St. and Rainbow Community Center on Willow Pass Rd. The LifeLong Medical Care (Brookside Community Health Center) on Vale Rd. is also an option.
There may be locations in the area that offer free STD testing but there may be limitations on the types of tests that are offered and many may not be comprehensive.
In addition, many of these locations may have long waitlists and an inability to schedule an appointment in advance. Furthermore, some locations may not offer a doctors consultation or medication for people who test positive for an STD.