What are the STI test options in Shafter,CA?

Shafter, CA, is a city in Kern County near Bakersfield that’s experiencing a sharp increase in STD infections. Chlamydia is on the rise with 6,117 cases in 2015 and nearly 7,000 in 2019, with 6,957.

It’s not only chlamydia. Gonorrhea is also going up. The county reported 1,545 new infections in 2015, and a few years later, in 2019, they had 2,317.

Another concern is primary and secondary syphilis diagnoses are increasing fast, with 161 new ones in 2015 and 281 in 2019. 

Congenital syphilis is on the rise. The STD that’s transferred between mother and child grew from 29 infections in 2015 to 56 new ones in 2019. 

City and county health officials are concerned about the area’s increasing STD numbers. To reduce the rising rates, they’re asking all sexually active persons to get tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases. 

There are several locations in Shafter and Kern County that provide comprehensive STD screenings. Many of these sites also include treatment and follow-up care.

Omni Family Health has a few places that offer to test for STDs, including the Shafter Women’s Clinic on James Street, the Shafter Community Health Center on S. Central Valley Highway, and the Wasco Family Health Center on 7th St. There’s also a Planned Parenthood at the Bakersfield Health Center on 16th Street. 

Some facilities offer free STI testing. Before going to a free location, consider how long it will take to get seen. Many clinics have long waitlists or walk-in services only. 

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Results within 1-2 days
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Guaranteed doctor consult by phone
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Guaranteed upfront pricing, regardless of any income and welfare eligibility
Tests start at as low as $49

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Quest Diagnostics

Preferred 9908 Brimhall Ste 103 Bakersfield, CA 93312 800-666-1250
  • Hours
    • Monday: 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Tuesday: 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Wednesday: 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Thursday: 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Friday: 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed
  • 12.73 mile
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Syphilis Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Test,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis C Test,
  • Herpes Test,
  • HIV Early Detection,
  • Trichomoniasis Test,
  • HIV Test

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COVID-19 UPDATE STD Testing still being performed at this location.

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.

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  • 15 min test
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Quest Diagnostics

Preferred 9900 Stockdale Hwy Ste 108 Bakersfield, CA 93311 800-666-1250
  • Hours
    • Monday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Saturday: Closed