South Gate is strategically located on the Alameda Corridor near the center of LA County. This leaves all of Los Angeles at your fingertips, but that is not without its risks. Sexually transmitted disease rates are on the rise in this area of SoCal.
For 2015, Los Angeles County and the Gate Cities area show 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 number may sound low, but it is actually a 30 percent increase from numbers reported in the year 2014.
But there is some good news for the people of South Gate! The reported cases for new diagnoses of people living with HIV in the region are continuing to show a steady decline.
Medical professionals of the greater Los Angeles believe this is, in part, due to regular health screenings, prevention education, and treatment.
If you’re in the South Gate area, there are a few affordable options for STD/STI testing available to you. Clinics are mostly located along Rosecrans Ave and Wilmington, south of the 105. They include Charles R. Drew University / Oasis Clinic, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health. St. John’s Well Child and Family Centers on south San Jose, north Santa Fe, and Wilmington Avenue. There is also a Concentra Urgent Care on Wilmington Avenue. For free STD testing, keep an eye out on community calendars, or check out local events especially during April, or STD awareness month.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across South Gate clinics with our easy-to-read chart.