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What are the STI test options in Santa Cruz,CA?

The Bay Area is known as an STD hot spot, but Santa Cruz does not have rates as high as San Francisco’s. In 2015, there were 433 people living with HIV or AIDS in Santa Cruz County, with a prevalence rate of 185 per 100K people, about half of California’s rate of 376.

In 2017, 1,115 people in Santa Cruz County were diagnosed with chlamydia, at a rate of 403.3, under California’s rate of 552.2. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 116.1 and 14.8.

Local health officials are most worried about the gonorrhea and syphilis rates, which have skyrocketed.

The problem with gonorrhea is that there is only one medicine left that can treat it, and the strain may be becoming resistant. Syphilis was thought to be pretty much eradicated in the US, but then it made a comeback due to decreased condom use.

There is free STD testing available for students, but only for HIV. You can also be tested at the Santa Cruz Health Center on Emeline Ave. Planned Parenthood is located on Pacific Ave. They test for STIs and treat all except HIV, and the fee is on a sliding scale. The UCSC Student Health Center provides self-directed STI tests to students.

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What STD tests do I need?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 (CDC) recommends screening for the most common STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, herpes 1, herpes 2, and HIV for both men and women. In addition, the CDC suggests women get screened for trichomoniasis.

SaferSTD recommends searching for locations that offer a 10-test panel which tests for the most common bacteria and viral STDs in the U.S. with additional premium add-ons like early HIV detection, if needed.

When should I get tested?

The CDC2 provides detailed STD testing information as to when you should get tested. In summary, you should get tested today if you are sexually active, never been tested before, have had unprotected sex in the past, or if you exhibit symptoms. 

According to the World Health Organization3, the majority of STI cases reported every day, more than one million, are asymptomatic; another reason to get tested today.

You should get tested again in 90 days to rule out STDs that have specific exposure waiting times, including HIV.

How are STD tests done?

STD testing can be a quick and simple process, depending on the type of test you choose and where you get tested. Some may require an oral or genital swab, a urine test or blood sample, or a physical exam to check your genital area for signs of an STD.

SaferSTD has identified preferred providers that require only a urine test, a blood sample, or both without a physical exam.

How fast do I get my results?

The speed at which you receive your STD testing results depends on where you get tested. Before you choose your location, find out how long testing results will take. 

At-home STD testing results are usually 3-5 business days, depending on the manufacturer of your test. You also need to take into account the amount of time it takes to receive the test or pick one up, perform the test, and ship it back, before the lab can analyze your results and report back to you. 

If you test at a public facility such as a neighborhood clinic, you may have to wait a week, if not more for the results, which could delay treatment. If you test through a private facility, they have the fastest turnaround within 1-3 business days. 

SaferSTD has researched and identified the most accredited and most reputable testing locations. Click here to find a preferred location near you.

What same-day testing locations are available in Santa Cruz, CA?

Some STD testing clinics offer same-day walk-in options without an appointment. Below are nearby preferred locations that offer this option.

How much will STD testing cost in Santa Cruz, CA?

The cost of STD testing depends on whether you select private, public, or at-home testing, as well as the type of test(s) you need.

Several at-home STD options and public testing locations can cost up to $250, with most on the higher end, depending on the brand and type of testing. Public testing fees also vary based on income and welfare eligibility. 

With private testing, you may save money on a low-cost comprehensive 10-test panel that tests for the most common bacterial and viral STDs in the United States. 

SaferSTD has researched and identified reputable locations that offer upfront pricing without hidden fees. Click here to find a preferred location near you.

What STD test option is best for me in Santa Cruz, CA?

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Where else can I get tested in Santa Cruz, CA?

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1.18 mile

Quest Diagnostics

2203 Mission St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Saturday Closed
    • Sunday Closed
  • Available Tests:
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HIV Early Detection
  • Trichomoniasis Test
  • HIV Test

Accredited and Certified

These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

Description: Order online and receive a doctor's order to visit this lab to get tested in as little as 15 mins. Get your results privately within 1-2 business days and speak with a doctor over the phone if your test results come back positive. Doctors may prescribe treatment or refer you to a specialist if needed.

  • Result: 1-2 business days
  • 15 min test
  • Book Online
  • Doctor Prescription (if needed)
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Accredited and Certified
2.71 mile

Labcorp

1505 Soquel Dr Ste 3 Santa Cruz, CA 95065
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Thursday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Saturday Closed
    • Sunday Closed
  • Available Tests:
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HIV Early Detection
  • Trichomoniasis Test
  • HIV Test

Accredited and Certified

These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

Description: Getting an STD test at a clinic near you has never been easier. When you choose this location, you can get a doctor's requisition to get tested in as little as 15 minutes. Following your test, you receive your results privately within 2 business days, and can speak to a doctor over the phone with confidence, should results come back as positive.

  • Result: 1-2 business days
  • 15 min test
  • Book Online
  • Doctor Prescription (if needed)
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Accredited and Certified
2.85 mile

Quest Diagnostics

1595 Soquel Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95065
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Thursday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sunday Closed
  • Available Tests:
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HIV Early Detection
  • Trichomoniasis Test
  • HIV Test

Accredited and Certified

These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

Description: Why go to a public clinic? Get convenient and fast STD testing that is 100% confidential. Individual tests under $50. Order online and visit this lab the same day for a quick 15 min test. Get your results online within 1-2 business days, and view them privately. Doctor consultation available over the phone, should results come back as positive.

  • Result: 1-2 business days
  • 15 min test
  • Book Online
  • Doctor Prescription (if needed)
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Accredited and Certified
4.30 mile

Quest Diagnostics

528 Capitola Ave Capitola, CA 95010
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Saturday Closed
    • Sunday Closed
  • Available Tests:
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HIV Early Detection
  • Trichomoniasis Test
  • HIV Test

Accredited and Certified

These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

Description: Get Fast, Easy and Affordable testing at this location. Results come back within 2 business days and be in and out of the lab in less then 20 minutes.

  • Result: 1-2 business days
  • 15 min test
  • Book Online
  • Doctor Prescription (if needed)
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0.12 mile

Santa Cruz Community Health (Womens Health Center)

250 Locust St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-427-350-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Quarterly on the 3rd Wed. of the month hours are 12:15pm-8pm. Additionally, every 3rd Friday of each month hours are 11:15am-5pm

0.30 mile

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (Westside Health Center)

1119 Pacific Ave Ste 200 Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-426-555-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Rapid HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Donations Accepted,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Social Service Organization.

0.59 mile

Sutter Health (West Side Center)

1301 Mission St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-458-630-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
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0.59 mile

Doctors on Duty (Santa Cruz)

615 Ocean St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-425-799-1
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-6:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-6:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-6:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-6:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm
    • Saturday: 8:00am-2:00pm
    • Sunday: 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
1.45 mile

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency (Santa Cruz Health Center)

1080 Emeline Ave Bldg D Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-454-410-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Public Health Department/Social Services Department. Must register to receive STD testing and treatment services. Health center sends clients to Salud para la Gente for HIV testing services. Closed from 12noon-1pm daily. Sexual Health Clinic Drop-In hours: Tues., Thurs., 1pm-5pm

13.52 mile

Salud Para La Gente (Clinica del Valle del Pajaro)

45 Nielson St Watsonville, CA 95076
831-728-022-2
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Donations Accepted,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
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14.37 mile

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (Watsonville Health Center)

398 S Green Valley Rd Watsonville, CA 95076
831-724-752-5
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-8:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-8:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-8:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-8:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Rapid HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Donations Accepted,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Social Service Organization. You are welcome to walk in any time the Health Center is open to make an appointment or see if there is a same day appointment available

15.09 mile

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency (Watsonville Health Center)

1430 Freedom Blvd Ste A Watsonville, CA 95076
831-763-840-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 7:30am-7:30pm
    • Tuesday: 7:30am-7:30pm
    • Wednesday: 7:30am-7:30pm
    • Thursday: 7:30am-7:30pm
    • Friday: 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Fee Based

Description: Public Health Department/Social Services Department. Please call to find out about fees for HIV/STD testing. Some programs will cover the cost. You may qualify for a program called Family-Pact, which provides free reproductive health care.

15.90 mile

Salud Para La Gente

204 E Beach St Watsonville, CA 95076
831-728-022-2
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Saturday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Sunday: 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Donations Accepted,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
16.32 mile

Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas (Pajaro Clinic)

29-A Bishop Rd Pajaro, CA 95076 Royal Oaks
831-728-250-5
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-9:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-9:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
20.72 mile

Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas (Castroville Medical Clinic)

10561 Merritt St Castroville, CA 95012
831-633-151-4
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
21.46 mile

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (Blossom Hill Health Center)

5440 Thornwood Dr San Jose, CA 95123 South San Jose
408-281-977-7
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:40am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:40am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:40am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:40am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:40am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Rapid HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Social Service Organization.

23.20 mile

Bay Area Community Health (Monterey Clinic)

5504 Monterey Rd San Jose, CA 95138 Edenvale
408-729-970-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 10:00am-7:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Rapid HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • PrEP for uninsured,
  • No Fee,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted,
  • Free STD Testing,
  • Free HIV Testing,
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing,
  • Free Hepatitis B Testing
23.27 mile

Instant Urgent Care (San Jose Urgent Care)

5138 Monterey Rd Ste G San Jose, CA 95111 Edenvale
408-687-480-6
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 9:00am-7:00pm
    • Tuesday: 9:00am-7:00pm
    • Wednesday: 9:00am-7:00pm
    • Thursday: 9:00am-7:00pm
    • Friday: 9:00am-7:00pm
    • Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • PrEP for uninsured,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Punjabi and Urdu translation also available.

23.54 mile

Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley (Meridian Main Campus)

1333 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA 95125 Willow Glen
408-960-066-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Must register as a patient to receive services. Saturday hours available by appointment only

23.89 mile

Monterey Health Department (Seaside Family Health Center)

1156 Fremont Blvd Seaside, CA 93955
831-899-810-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 7:00am-6:00pm
    • Tuesday: 7:00am-6:00pm
    • Wednesday: 7:00am-6:00pm
    • Thursday: 7:00am-6:00pm
    • Friday: 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Public Health Department/Social Services Department. Free condoms available upon request. Walk-ins welcome during hours of operation

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STD STATISTICS

STD Statistics In Santa Cruz County, CA

271,804

Population

1,152

STD Cases

423.8

STD Rate per 100,000 people

STD Breakdown

Statistics reported is based on publicly available data sources such as CDC for Santa Cruz County, CA. Data is normalized to accurately report Santa Cruz County STD Breakdown.
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Additional STD Test Statistics in Santa Cruz, CA

From 2011 to 2016 the occurrence of gonorrhea in residents living in the county grew 122%, followed by syphilis cases of which grew 104% during that five year period. Chlamydia comes in third with a growth of 30% from 2011 to 2016. In 2015, 2/3 of the reported syphilis cases in the area were in homosexual males. The same year, one child was born with syphilis contracted from the mother during her pregnancy. This could have been avoided, as it is easy to treat in pregnant women, showing just how important sex education is in Santa Cruz.

  • Between 2013 and 2014 diagnosed with syphilis grew from 32 to 45, a 41% growth from one year to the next.
  • During the same time period reported gonorrhea cases went from 134 up to 176, at a growth rate of 31%. For 2014, the majority of residents diagnosed with gonorrhea were between the ages of 20 and 24.
  • The good news is that from 2013 to 2014 cases of chlamydia were down from 1,003 to 810, a 9% drop in the rate of diagnoses.
  • 2014 saw the most cases of chlamydia in young women.

STD testing is always available in the city. Locals of all ages can rest assured that their testing will be taken seriously and handled with dignity and care.

STD Testing Santa Cruz, CA

CLINICS

Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinics Near Santa Cruz,CA

Top STD Testing Locations in  Santa CruzCA

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Encompass Community Services, Santa Cruz Aids Project

STD Testing at 716 Ocean St #20, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

Qualifications

The clinic offers free and anonymous HIV testing. The care services are also free and confidential in a judgmental free environment.

Treatment Options

You can call for an appointment to see medical staff. The clinic provides HIV testing and counseling services. Case management and support services may be provided directly or on linkage to programs as well as dual treatment.

Summary

Santa Cruz AIDS project is a commendable clinic operated by highly trained medical professionals. They treat and care for all patients irrespective of their income. It is a place of acceptance, and all patients are cared for by staff who understand the needs and are sensitive in the way they handle their patients. Services are accessible to everyone.

ADDRESS

716 Ocean St #20, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Encompass Community Services, Santa Cruz Aids Project

HOURS

  • Monday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Thursday: 10:00AM -3:00PM
  • Friday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Hepatitis C – Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test

Santa Cruz Women's Health Centre

STD Testing at 250 Locust St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

Qualifications

Santa Cruz Women’s Health Centre is a low-cost clinic that offers sliding scale discounts depending on the patient's capability to pay.

Treatment Options

For testing, you need to book an appointment by calling them on the phone. The clinic provides comprehensive services such as primal care and case management services as well as health education.

Summary

Santa Cruz Women's Health Centre offers low or no-cost services to low-income earners and uninsured patients. It has bilingual staff for Spanish-speaking patients. The clinic is wheelchair accessible and tries to meet special accessibility needs.

ADDRESS

250 Locust St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Santa Cruz Women's Health Centre

HOURS

  • Monday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Thursday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Saturday: 8:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B- Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test

Salud Para La Gente, Beach Flats Clinic

STD Testing at 302 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

Qualifications

Medicaid and other insurance plans are accepted. If you don't have insurance, you may talk to them to offer you services within your budget, or you may be eligible for financial assistance. They also offer assistance on accessing insurance covers for future treatment.

Treatment Options

Services are available during all working hours by appointment, which is booked via call. The clinic provides STD testing, diagnoses, treatment, and as well as create awareness and offers preventive care. The services are confidential. The clinic also provides safer sex education and counseling.

Summary

Salud Para La Gente, Beach Flats Clinic, provides comprehensive care health care services to all patients without discrimination. Their services are founded on three central values, I.e., Excellent Service, Equity, and Dignity. The doctors and medical staff strive to ensure that services are personalized for each individual to meet their specific patient requirements in the best way possible.

ADDRESS

302 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Salud Para La Gente, Beach Flats Clinic

HOURS

  • Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thursday: 8:00AM -5:00PM
  • Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Hepatitis B Test

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, WestsideHealth Center

STD Testing at 1119 Pacific Ave #200, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

Qualifications

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, is a low cost is a low- cost clinic. They accept Medicaid and provide a sliding scale payment system depending on the patient's income and household size.

Treatment Options

Appointments can be made via calls or online patient portals. Walk-ins are also allowed. STD/HIV screening and treatment services are provided. Also, the center provides case management services, sexual and health education to the community.

Summary

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, is operated by a team of qualified medical staff who are friendly and supportive. Tests are done confidentially in a comfortable atmosphere. Services are affordable to everyone, and no one is denied access regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic status.

ADDRESS

1119 Pacific Ave #200, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, WestsideHealth Center

HOURS

  • Monday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Thursday: 8:30AM -5:00PM
  • Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Herpes
  • Hepatitis B Test

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency, Santa Cruz Health Center

STD Testing at 1080 Emeline Ave Bldg D, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

Qualifications

They accept Medic aid and Medicare as well as offer sliding scale discounts to low-income earners who are unable to make full payments. Everyone is welcome.

Treatment Options

The clinic provides testing and treatment services and a check-up visit where needed. The examinations and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases are confidential.

Summary

The clinic is a commendable facility. The staff are skilled and well trained on how to handle the patients and understand their individual needs.

ADDRESS

1080 Emeline Ave Bldg D, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency, Santa Cruz Health Center

HOURS

  • Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thursday: 8:00AM -5:00PM
  • Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Syphilis Test

Salud Para La Gente, Clinica Del Valle Del Pajaro

STD Testing at 45 Nielson St, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA

Qualifications

The clinic offers a sliding scale payment system for the self-paying client. They accept Medicaid and Medicare.

Treatment Options

To book an appointment, you may call them on the phone or visit the clinic during working hours. The care center call lines are open day and night; hence, you may call for emergencies.

Summary

Salud Para La Gente, Clinica Del Valle Del Pajaro provides comprehensive health care services to promote the well-being of every resident and are devoted to ensuring of a healthier community. The medical staff strives to ensure that services are tailored as per the needs of each specific patient in the best way possible. Following these commendable systems, their happy patients give a positive clinic review.

ADDRESS

45 Nielson St, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Salud Para La Gente, Clinica Del Valle Del Pajaro

HOURS

  • Monday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Thursday: 8:00AM -7:00PM
  • Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Syphilis Test
Sexual Health Education

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Santa Cruz, CA

Test counselors certified by the state regularly perform HIV testing in conjunction with the city’s AIDS Project. However, anonymous free HIV testing is only offered at the local office to those residents who qualify. This includes sexually active gay men, sexual assault victims, IV drug users and anyone whose significant other has already been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS. Test results come back the same day and testing can be performed in 15 to 20 minutes. Qualified residents can also get tested for hepatitis C.

Those who prefer to undergo STD testing without having to leave home can order a kit they can use to test for gonorrhea and chlamydia, the two most common types of STDs diagnosed in the area. Completed tests are mailed in and residents have their test results within days.

Student volunteers at the University of California Santa Cruz help run the HIV Prevention Program. Outreach programs are held for community members where educational activities and events are led. Those who volunteer for the project are encouraged to assist in programs already established or create programs of their own in an effort to fight HIV and AIDS infection.

Residents can benefit from the local STD Community Interventions Program. This is a program that has been in place since 2000 and was originally called the Chlamydia Awareness and Prevention Program. The program targets young adults and youths in the area at risk for STDs.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Santa Cruz, CA

Since 2014, STDs in the city have been on the rise and many blame the problem on those who seek sexual partners using the Internet. Certain dating apps have been named as the root of the problem among mostly young men. Teenagers and individuals in their 20s are the biggest demographic of those suffering from STDs.

As a result, the policy is that certain neighborhood clinics will test anyone 13 or older for an STD without requiring parental consent. They also take walk-ins, which can be done on the evenings and weekends, making it easy for teenagers to obtain STD testing when it is convenient. Many of the clinics will treat couples were both are suffering from an STD.

Health care is always a growing concern and much of the health care system focuses on the treatment and prevention of STDs in the city’s residents. The process of being tested for STDs is an easy one as clinics and other health centers perform their testing the same way a hospital would.

No matter where one lives in the city, there is a place close by where they can get tested for STDs. There are thousands of testing centers throughout the area, with 12 main locations. Tests are always conducted in private. College students are especially encouraged to have themselves tested for STDs and to seek out support if they are diagnosed.

STD Testing Santa Cruz, CA

Better Sexual Health in Santa Cruz, CA

Within the state fighting STDs is a high priority, but it is higher in this area than in other cities throughout the state. The population of University students living in the city has contributed to the growing awareness of STDs and how to successfully avoid them.

As young people are the ones most likely to contract and STD, much of the city’s focus has been on educating them and offering them the support that they need to avoid contracting one. The caring and friendly help professionals are working towards a common goal; cutting down on the number of STD diagnoses. The city will likely continue to offer full support and accessible testing for those who need the tests the most.

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/data/statistics/Documents/STD-Data-LHJ-SantaCruz.pdf

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