The City of Simi Valley rests in the southeast corner of Ventura County and belongs to the Greater Los Angeles area. Unfortunately, this area of California has seen an increase in syphilis cases over the last decade. After a few years of reported decreases, gonorrhea and chlamydia are also now on the rise. County officials state that the best way to stay on top of your health, other than using protection, is to get regular screening for STDs, as many can be better treated if caught early on.
For 2015, the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, including Simi Valley, showed a rate of 171 per 100,000 people infected by gonorrhea.
The same year, chlamydia rates were at 555 for every 100,000 people. For primary and secondary syphilis, the rate has climbed to 15 per 100,000. This may sound low, but it is a 30 percent increase from numbers reported in 2014. When you consider the number of people in the greater LA area, 15 out of 100,000 that is approximately 1,000 more cases than the year before.
If you’re in the Simi Valley area, there are a few affordable options available to you. Almost all of them are located just south of the 118. They include Simi Doctors Medical Clinic, Quality Urgent Care and Sleep Lab, and a few Quest Diagnostic locations. Community Pregnancy Clinic on Royal Avenue provides screening for HIV, herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. Some clinics may offer free STD testing for qualifying patients.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Simi Valley clinics with our easy-to-read chart.