Yorba Linda is a city in Orange County, California. Recent data for 2018 in Yorba Linda showed that there were no new cases reported or there were fewer than 5 cases. However, Orange County reports a rate of 11.5 cases for Syphilis, 111.7 cases for Gonorrhea, and 438.2 cases for Chlamydia for every 100,000 people in the year 2017.
Dr. Christopher Ried, medical director for HIV/STD services for the Orange County Health Care Agency, says part of the problem is that patients may not know they are infected. “It’s a particular problem that men who have sex with men have asymptomatic infections of gonorrhea and chlamydia.”
Public health in Yorba Linda is managed by the Orange County Health Care Agency. The agency supports services such as HIV Planning and Coordination Unit, MPowerment, Healthy Relationships which is a small group intervention for persons living with HIV, and more.
Within Yorba Linda, there is Yorba Linda Family Medicine on Rose Dr, Yorba Linda Women’s Health on Yorba Linda Blvd, and MedPost Urgent Care of Yorba Linda on Yorba Linda Boulevard.
Planned Parenthood has a clinic in nearby Anaheim on Lincoln Ave. There is an Obria Medical Clinic in Orange on Chapman Ave as well.
While some of the clinics may offer free STD testing, others may not. Clinics may also vary in hours and wait times, may not accept walk-in patients, and people will know why you are there.