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STD Testing California
At STD Testing California, we strive to ensure that any individual who wants to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has the ability to do so through our accessible and conveniently located facilities around the state. Any individual can choose to walk in for same-day screenings to get tested and evaluated in a timely and efficient manner.

All walk-ins are welcome
Screenings are quick and usually take 20 minutes or less
We offer nine FDA-approved STD tests
Tests are affordable start at $79

STD testing in CaliforniaSTD testing in California is part of a large network of screening facilities that work to get patients tested quickly and accurately for STDs. Throughout our many statewide locations, we test for nine different STDs and get your results back to you in less than a week. All of our services are 100 percent confidential and we have a full staff that is available to help you and answer any questions you may have either at a testing center or over the phone.

Screenings are painless and we can test for the most common STDs using a urine sample. Patient don't even have to remove their clothes if they don't want to. If results are positive, our staff can prescribe treatment or refer patients to a medical facility for treatment. In addition, since our testing centers offer a variety of medical services, no one will know why you are here.

State STD Morbidity Data:The California Department of Public Health reported that, in 2010, there were 155,300 chlamydia infections, 26,840 gonorrhea infections and 2,059 syphilis infections in the state. The rate of chlamydia and gonorrhea have significantly increased from 2009 and are mostly seen in 20- to 24-year-old individuals. Meanwhile, the rate of syphilis has stayed mostly consistent through the 1990s and 2000s.

California has the second highest rate of AIDS among all 50 states in the U.S., and health officials also reported 160,293 HIV cases that transitioned to AIDS from the beginning of the epidemic in the early 1980s through December 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC has provided the state with $62,060,262 for HIV and AIDS outreach measures.

In California, chlamydia was diagnosed in 400 out of every 100,000 people in 2010, and accounts for 82 percent of diagnosed STDs in the state
In 2010, gonorrhea was reported in 69.1 individuals out of 100,000
The rate of syphilis cases in 2008 was 6 out of 100,000 tested people, and is ranked ninth highest among all 50 states.

More than 19 million Americans each year are infected with a STD, and only a fraction are actually diagnosed since symptoms are not always present. This may cause individuals to unknowingly spread infections to others. To avoid transmission, the California Department of Public Health recommends that most men and women get tested annually for common STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Additionally, pregnant women should be screened during their first trimester.

State STD Testing Centers:Whether you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego or in any other location across the state, STD testing California offers many locations where individuals can get screened for STDs. We use some of the same laboratories as hospitals and private practices do, including Quest Diagnostics and LabCorps, to provide our patients with the most accurate results in a timely fashion. Results are usually delivered in less than one week for your convenience. See our list of testing centers below and find one near you today.