Woodcrest, CA is a community in Riverside County that’s experiencing an STD outbreak. All types are increasing fast, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Riverside County had 8,736 new chlamydia infections in 2014. By 2018, it reported 11,487.
Gonorrhea is going up quickly. The area listed 1,667 in 2014, and in 2018, the county reported 4,082.
Primary and secondary syphilis is also on the rise, with 188 new diagnoses in 2014 and 303 in 2018.
In 2014, the county had 142 early non-primary non-secondary syphilis cases. Four years later, in 2018, it listed 352.
Riverside County health officials are concerned about the rising number of STD diagnoses in the area and are asking all sexually active men and women to seek regular STD testing to help stop the spread of these preventable conditions.
Several clinics provide STD screenings, treatment, and follow-up care in the Woodcrest area.
Riverside County Family Care Centers Riverside Neighborhood Health Center on Indiana Ave in Riverside.
Another option is the Riverside Medical Clinic at Dr. Jon Persichino Infectious Diseases on Brockton Ave. in Riverside.
In addition, services are available at the Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Incorporated Riverside Flaster Family Health Center on Tibbetts St. in Riverside.
Community Health Systems Incorporated Moreno Valley Family Health Center on Alessandro Blvd. in Moreno Valley.
Some locations offer free STD testing. Before booking an appointment, find out how long the results take. Some no-cost sites have longer wait times. Also, appointment times may be limited to a few per month.