What are the STI test options in Rubidoux,CA?
Rubidoux, named after Louis Robidoux who settled the area in 1843, is a small town in Riverside County, California. Similar to the rest of California, Rubidoux is facing a high amount of STD cases, particularly regarding chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis.
For Riverside County between 2011 and 2015, reported chlamydia cases rose 12%, gonorrhoea rose 142%, and syphilis rose 74%. The CDC said that the majority of STD cases still go undiagnosed and untreated, resulting in severe and often irreversible health consequences.
Each year, treating STD’s costs around 16 billion dollars. In California, the highest STD rates are found amongst young people, African-Americans, and gay and bisexual men, according to the state.
There are a number of private and public testing clinics available to people living in Rubidoux, located just 3 miles away in Riverside. Public options include the Rubidoux Family Care Center on Mission Blvd or TruEvolution on Brockton Ave. Both of these clinics provide HIV testing.
Other public clinics are the University Community Health Center on University Ave, where you need to enrol as a patient first, the Riverside Flaster Family Health Center on Tibbetts St, or the Eastside Health Center on University Ave.
If you are worried about money, you should know that there may be free STD testing available. This could mean, however, that there is no doctor on site and that you may not be able to get a prescription if you test positive. Additionally, you may not be able to get tested for every type of STD.
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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.