Sacramento metro’s largest employment sub-center, Rancho Cordova, is being hit with record-high rates of sexually transmitted diseases. This town in the North Central Valley suffers from the same STI and STD transmission rates as the rest of California.
Since 2013 there has been a 45% increase in diagnosis of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). That is a surge of more than 300,000 new infections in approximately five years.
Tragically, in 2017 alone, there were more than 30 stillbirths attributed to congenital syphilis in California. The highest it has been in almost two and a half decades.
Doctors in Sacramento County hypothesize that the increase amongst millennials, the most affected group, might stem from digital dating services and apps.
Options in prevention, detection, and treatment for the people of Rancho Cordova are abundant. There’s a Safe Lab STD Testing Center located on Zinfandel Drive. Quest Diagnostics and Just Say No Medical Screening are both in between the 80 and the 50. To name only a few. Open communication between all partners and getting to an STD test clinic or screening—early and often—is the key to stifling this rise in transmission. Free STD testing might be available at some clinics but be sure to bring proof of income with you. Many, but not all, locations often offer same day testing and can provide results in as little as 1-2 days.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Rancho Cordova clinics with our easy-to-read chart.