Mission Viejo in California is located in Orange County. This master-planned commuter community in the Saddleback Valley region has been experiencing a steady rise of about 250 new cases for HIV per year since 2010. They’re also reporting more cases of syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea than ever before. Upwards of 40-45%. Matching regional trends. These increases may be, in part, due to the region sharing STD reporting rates with the incredibly popular arts and music festival site: Coachella Valley.
The current rate for primary and secondary syphilis is at around 12 cases per 100,000 people in the region. Which is a lower number than looking at Coachella Valley’s specific rates (32 cases for every 100,000 people).
If you’re looking to get STD screened in Southern California, you have options. The Riverside County Family Care Center on San Jacinto will see you without an appointment and they offer tests for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. They also offer the HPV and hepatitis B vaccines. North County Health Services does require appointments, but their line-up of STI screening includes chlamydia, hepatitis B & C, HIV, and syphilis. As far as free STD testing, Lake Elsinore Family Care Center (in Lake Elsinore on Lakeshore Drive) offers free HIV testing to anyone eligible for Family P.A.C.T. Be sure to make an appointment before you make the drive!
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Mission Viejo clinics with our easy-to-read chart.