Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) screening is vital for all at-risk people in Southern California, and Low Cost Health Clinics makes it easy and affordable at the family practice and urgent care clinics. The experienced health care providers offer STD screening and treatment at seven conveniently-located clinics in Anaheim, Riverside, Santa Ana, Corona, Costa Mesa, Cathedral City, and Indio, California. Walk-ins are available, or you can click the online scheduler or call the office nearest you to schedule your STD screening today.
STD screening is testing to detect sexually transmitted infections and diseases, such as:
STDs are passed through sexual contact, so STD screenings are essential for anyone who is sexually active.
STD screening schedules are based on individual risk factors. Every STD has specific testing methods and unique guidelines for testing frequency. Low Cost Health Clinics provides personalized health evaluations and recommends the STD screening schedule that’s best for you. Many people have STD screening once a year.
Some STDs, like gonorrhea and chlamydia, require routine testing based on age or risk group. For example, all sexually active women under 25 need yearly gonorrhea and chlamydia testing and sexually active older women need regular testing as well.
Another example of STD screening tests based on risk is HIV testing. All people need at least one HIV test in their life, sometime between the ages of 15-65. But, people in high-risk groups may need HIV tests more often. That includes Hispanic Americans, who accounted for nearly one-third of all recent HIV cases.
Other STDs, like genital herpes, may only require testing if you have signs of an active infection or have a partner with the disease.
Low Cost Health Clinics offers promotional packages that include some types of STD testing at a low cost. It is an affordable way to monitor sexual health and other aspects of wellness (blood glucose, cholesterol, anemia, and more).
If your STD screening is positive, Low Cost Health Clinics can help with treatment. They provide STD treatments* at their seven clinics. All clinics have on-site pharmacies to fill prescriptions immediately.
Most STDs are treatable, but it’s important to have STD screening to detect the infections as early as possible and prevent the disease from worsening and causing serious complications.
Low Cost Health Clinics provides compassionate care for STDs at the Southern California locations. Click the online scheduling feature, call the office nearest you, or walk into the office in your area today.
*Low Cost Health Clinics doesn’t treat HIV but can refer patients to providers with special expertise in this area.