The cases of STD cases have continued to increase rapidly in West Sacramento as well as in Yolo County as a whole. In 2015, 815 cases of Chlamydia were recorded. This was an increase from 2014 which had 727 cases.
From 2008 to 2010, the number of Gonorrhea cases in West Sacramento increased from 36 to 56 occurrences, which were the highest among the three major cities of Yolo County.
The number of Chlamydia cases spiked from 57 at a rate of 180.3 per 100,000 cases in 2000 to 139 cases at a rate of 287.0 per 100,000 cases.
The health department of West Sacramento in collaboration with the State health department have been working together to reduce the rising cases of STDs through awareness campaigns that teach about the importance of using protection and getting tested.
CommuniCare Health Centers Salud clinic located on Jefferson Blvd, West Sacramento offers quality STD testing services as well as Hepatitis A and B, and HPV vaccination.
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Capitol Plaza Health Center is also another alternative you can check up near 10th Street without necessarily having to book an appointment.
Other clinics include WellSpace Health J Street Community Health Centre located in J Street, Sacramento LGBT Community Centre on L Street, and Harm Reduction Services located in Stockton Blvd.
Some of the clinics provide free STD testing clinics through state-funded programs and others through self-funded programs. For the State-funded programs, however, you have to be uninsured to qualify.