LIMITED STD Testing, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Free Testing For Chlamydia & Gonorrhea

Getting tested for STDs is a basic part of taking care of your health. As a free clinic serving Contra Costa County for over 35 years, Options Health provides free STD testing and diagnosis for chlamydia and gonorrhea. We strongly recommend annual testing for anyone who is sexually active, as well as additional testing after possible exposure.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)  and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are very common.
  • In 2018, STI infections in the United States totaled nearly 68 million, with 1 in 5 people having an STI at any given time.
  • There were 26 million new cases of STIs in 2018, and almost half of these were among 18-24 year olds.
  • If you have an STD or STI that goes untreated and undetected, you may experience potentially serious medical complications that include cancer, birth defects, and painful sores. It’s best to get STD tested regularly!

Free Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing in Contra Costa County, CA

We offer confidential urine testing (not a blood draw) for the diagnosis of chlamydia and gonorrhea.  If indicated, treatment will be provided for chlamydia and a referral for the treatment of gonorrhea, in addition to providing information about ways to reduce your risk. If requested, we can offer counseling on how to relay the news to your partner.

Chlamydia is on the rise with the majority of cases from young teenagers – in 2019, STD rates in California reached their highest levels in 30 years.

Why is it so important to diagnose and treat STDs like Chlamydia and Gonorrhea?

  • Chlamydia is on the rise with the majority of cases from teenagers – in 2019, STD rates in California reached their highest levels in 30 years.
  • Left undetected, they can contribute to serious long-term health issues, including fertility issues, infertility, and even cancer.
  • In 2018, reported numbers of Gonorrhea cases rose to 80,000 in California, a 211% increase from 10 years ago. Chlamydia also increased by 56% and rose to 230,000 cases.
  • Left untreated, both can cause PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) and even increase ectopic pregnancy risk in women.
  • Chlamydia rates are highest among women, and people under the age of 30 are especially at risk and the most common STD carriers.
  • You should receive annual testing for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea – it may also be important for you to receive HIV testing as well.

How Do I Get A Free STD Test?

If you’ve had sexual contact with someone, make a free appointment at Options Health. It’s important to note that symptoms can come and go over time, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your STD is gone. Many people with an STD don’t exhibit symptoms, and STD testing is the only way to make sure. The sooner you find out you have an STD, the sooner you can get the care you need to get healthy.

Want to get tested for STDs? Options Health is here to help you. We provide a full program that includes STD testing, diagnosis, and treatment (for chlamydia), as well as referrals for additional services.

In addition to providing free STD testing, Options health offers free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, options consultations, pregnancy counseling, free parenting classes for mothers and fathers, sexual health education, free material resources, community referrals, our mobile clinic, and abortion aftercare.  Make your appointment at Options Health today, we serve Contra Costa County, CA and surrounding areas.