What are the STI test options in Santa Clarita,CA?
An astounding number of 218,728 chlamydia cases, 75,372 gonorrhea cases, and 13,719 early syphilis cases were reported just last year alone. As seen by these numbers, chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most commonly reported and most prevalent STDs.
Chlamydia in 2017 was 505.2 cases per 100,000 residents and gonorrhea reached 190.3 cases per 100,000 residents. That was a 9% increase from the prior year for chlamydia and a 16% increase for rates of gonorrhea. Even more alarming is the increase in syphilis because this disease was almost completely eradicated two decades ago.
This also means congenital syphilis is on the rise and in the state there were 30 stillbirths attributed to congenital syphilis in 2017.
Federal recommendations include treating the partner when seeing the patient, without an additional check-up required for the partner to receive the required prescription. Although not a standard practice in all locations, some doctors are following these federal recommendations in an effort to reduce the alarming spread of STDs. Other clinics are offering free STD testing, though you might have to search to find one near you.
Many locations offer testing services in and around the Santa Clarita area. Locations include the Northeast Valley Health Corporation with multiple locations, including one on Soledad Canyon Road and another on Valencia Boulevard in nearby Valencia. Many locations offer services that are either entirely free or operate on sliding scale fees in order to prioritize health care over profit.
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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.