What are the STI test options in Richmond,CA?
STD transmission rates in Richmond, CA continue to surge even with the continued awareness efforts. In Contra Costa County, within which Richmond, CA lies, many cases of chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea, and HIV are reported.
A report by Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) indicated that between 2005-2007, the county recorded 9,323 cases of chlamydia, 2,603 cases of gonorrhea, and 58 cases of syphilis – most of which occurred among men.
The rise in numbers of STD infections is owed to improved e-reporting of new infections, continued drug abuse involving usage of sharp tools, as well as shifts in behavioral patterns.
According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), STD prevalence rates are high in men than in women. Chlamydia cases, however, were twice as high among women than men.
The CCHS has put in place measures to curb the increased rates of STD transmissions. That includes effective community engagement strategies and partnerships with other health organizations to establish medical facilities for STD transmission control. These efforts are garnered to promote personal health and community welfare.
There are also private clinics and university health centers where you may be offered free STD testing for the common STDs. Other tests on certain STDs are provided at a low cost to uninsured clients. However, with such services, you may be limited to a single payment option.
Trained and licensed healthcare professionals conduct counseling and testing procedures. Profit-making clinics may accept insurance for testing and treatments. Remember to have schedule an appointment first and have your insurance details.
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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.