What are the STI test options in Palm Springs,CA?
Though the syphilis rate for Riverside County was 10.8 per 100K people in 2017, with 259 cases reported, health officials believe the rate in Palm Springs was over 100, possibly 185 in North Palm Springs.
They blame the public health infrastructure, which is currently weak and underfunded, and they stress that everyone should use protection and get tested regularly, since it is easy to cure most STDs when they’re caught early.
In 2017, 11,167 people, most of them women between 20 and 24, were diagnosed with chlamydia, at a rate of 467.3. The gonorrhea rate was 140.6. In 2015, there were 4,758 people with HIV or AIDS living in Riverside County, with a prevalence rate of 248.
There are a number of clinics across Palm Springs, including at least one charitable organization that provides free STD testing for HIV only. The Palm Springs Community Health Center on Sunrise Way tests for STIs on a sliding fee scale.
The Eisenhower HIV Clinic tests and treats HIV and HPV. They have several locations in Palm Springs. The Dock Clinic provides confidential and low-cost STD testing. You can find them on Sunrise Way.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.