Oildale is a place in Kern County located near Bakersfield. Kern County reported 6,864 cases of chlamydia, 2,265 cases of gonorrhea, 698 cases of syphilis, and 152 cases of HIV.
Kern County Public Health Senior Epidemiologist Kim Hernandez suggested chlamydia cases were among the highest reported because those infected are so often asymptomatic. Just 10 percent of men experience symptoms, so the majority of those infected unknowingly pass it on to sex partners, Hernandez said.
Oildale public health is managed by the Kern County Public Health Services Department. The department develops and publishes public videos for education on STDs and offers anonymous Partner Notification. The county also offers free condoms through its clinics.
When looking for an STD testing clinic, there are some options nearby. There is a Clinica Sierra Vista North of the River Community Health Center clinic in Bakersfield on North Chester Ave. Additional clinics are the North Chester Health Center clinic on North Chester Ave and Roberts Ln and the Oildale Health Center on Roberts Ln and Higgins Dr.
There is also an urgent care clinic on San Dimas St and a First Aid Urgent Care clinic on North Chester Ave. Kern County Public Health Department has a clinic on Mount Vernon Ave in Bakersfield.
Some of the clinics may offer free STD testing, while other clinics may not be as comprehensive. It is also important to keep in mind that an appointment may be required or the hours may be inconvenient and inconsistent.