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I. STD Testing in Carlsbad, CA

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New STD cases are reported every year in Southern California, making it important to get regular STD testing. If you live in Carlsbad, you have access to numerous clinics offering free and low-cost STD testing by appointment or on a walk-in basis.

California experienced nearly 237,000 new cases of chlamydia in 2019 alone, according to CDC reports. State residents also reported more than 80,000 new cases of gonorrhea that year.

CVS MinuteClinics can be a convenient way to get STD testing with walk-in testing available seven days a week. Women aged 25 and younger can get a free, at-home chlamydia/gonorrhea test kit from the North Coastal Public Health Center or anyone can get tested in the clinic for $40, although you won’t be asked to pay if you can’t afford the cost. Mountain Health accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance for STD testing but also offers several financial assistance programs.

II. Find an STD Testing Location in Carlsbad, CA

Showing 13 Testing Locations in Carlsbad
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County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

North Coastal Public Health Center

free / low cost
3609 Ocean Ranch Blvd
Ste 104
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 967-4401
[email protected]
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  • Hours of Operation
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  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis B Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
2510 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(866) 389-2727
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  • Monday, 8:00am To 7:00pm
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
7740 Rancho Santa Fe Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(866) 389-2727
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  • Monday, 8:00am To 7:00pm
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  • Insurance Accepted
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
North County LGBTQ Resource Center

free / low cost
3220 Mission Ave
Ste 2
Oceanside, CA 92058
(760) 994-1690
[email protected]
Website
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  • Monday,12:00pm To 8:00pm
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  • Notes: HIV testing: every Wednesday at 5pm-8pm. Call 760-994-1690 for additional information.
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  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
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  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
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Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Incorporated

Vista Isabella Health Center

free / low cost
1964 Via Centre
Vista, CA 92081
(888) 743-7526
[email protected]
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  • Monday,7:30am To 6:00pm
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  • Chlamydia Test
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  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
TrueCare

Carlsbad Health Center

free / low cost
1295 Carlsbad Village Dr Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 736-6767
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
TrueCare

Oceanside Health Center

free / low cost
605 Crouch St Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 736-6767
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
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  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
TrueCare

Encinitas Health Center

free / low cost
1130 2nd St Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 736-6767
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Vista Community Clinic

Pier View Way

free / low cost
818 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
(844) 308-5003
[email protected]
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  • Donations Accepted
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  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
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  • Sliding Scale
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Vista Community Clinic

Horne Street Clinic

free / low cost
517 N Horne St
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 631-5000
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  • Donations Accepted
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  • Free HIV Testing
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  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Vista Community Clinic

Grapevine Clinic

free / low cost
134 Grapevine Rd
Vista, CA 92083
(844) 308-5003
[email protected]
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  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
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  • Donations Accepted
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  • Free STD Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Vista Community Clinic

North River Road

free / low cost
4700 North River Rd
Oceanside, CA 92057
(844) 308-5003
Not available
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  • Not available
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  • Donations Accepted
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  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
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  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Vista Community Clinic

Vale Terrace Branch

free / low cost
1000 Vale Terrace Dr
Vista, CA 92084
(844) 308-5003
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Not available Notes: Patients are currently being seen via Telehealth and in-person visits. Please call or text (844) 308-5003 to make an appointment.
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  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Free STD Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes

At-Home STD Testing

Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.

You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.

At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.

III. STD Testing Options in Carlsbad, CA

Choose the STD testing option you’re most comfortable with:

  • Private clinic: Your primary care physician or OB-GYN can order STD tests.
  • Local lab: Some labs offer direct testing without a doctor’s orders.
  • Community clinic: A community clinic, such as city or county clinics, or nonprofit organizations may offer STD testing. Some offer STD tests for free or low cost.

At home: You can test for STDs at home using a kit and send your sample to a lab for analysis.

When Should I Get Tested for STDs?

If you think you might have an STD, it’s best to get tested. STDs don’t go away if you ignore them; they’ll just get worse and could grow into more serious health consequences. If left untreated, some STDs can lead to issues like infertility and more serious infections. You can also spread STDs to sexual partners if you have an untreated infection.

Ask your health care provider for STD testing recommendations or follow CDC recommendations for STD testing.

What Will Be Tested in an STD Panel?

You can request specific STD tests or a full panel. An STD clinic can recommend tests based on your sexual health and symptoms.

A routine STD panel may include:

A full-panel STD test adds:

How Much Will STD Testing Cost in Carlsbad, CA?

The cost of an STD test will vary by location and test type. Some clinics, usually community or nonprofit clinics, offer free or low-cost testing. Labs, clinics, and at-home testing companies may accept insurance to cover or lower your cost of testing.

Lab testing fees range from $8 to $150. At home tests cost between $35 and $175 per test.

Do I Need an Appointment for Testing in Carlsbad, CA?

Appointment policies vary by location, so call ahead or check the clinic website before you head in for a test. Some clinics or testing centers accept walk-ins or have same-day or next-day appointments.

How Fast Will I Get My Test Results in Carlsbad, CA?

Your STD test results time will depend on the test. Some clinics offer rapid HIV testing, which can offer results in less than 30 minutes. Bacterial STD testing (chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis) takes several days to get results, while viral STD testing (HPV, herpes, or HIV) results can take just one to two days.

IV. Community STD Testing Centers in Carlsbad, CA

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Community-based STD testing organizations generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.

If you’re concerned about visiting your regular doctor or can’t afford the cost of private testing, a community testing center may be able to help. While community testing centers may charge a fee for STD testing, it’s common to find free or low-cost testing from these resources:

 
 

County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

The North Coastal Public Health Center provides testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis. If you have an open sore/blister, it supplies swab testing for herpes. Women aged 25 and younger can request a free, at-home chlamydia/gonorrhea test kit. There’s a $40 per-visit fee, but you’re not charged if you can’t pay. There’s no charge if you only get HIV testing. Services are available by appointment only on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

3609 Ocean Ranch Boulevard, Suite 104 Oceanside, CA 92056, 760-967-4401
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CVS MinuteClinic

CVS MinuteClinic supplies low-cost chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, and conventional blood HIV testing on a walk-in basis. Samples are sent to an outside lab, but MinuteClinic providers explain your results and offer treatment options. CVS also provides HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines and accepts most insurance plans and Medicare. This MinuteClinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except during the daily lunch hour from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

2510 El Camino Real Carlsbad, CA 92008, 866-389-2727
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Mountain Health

Mountain Health’s Escondido Family Medicine location offers low-cost chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C, and herpes testing by appointment only. You can also get hepatitis A and B and HPV vaccines. Mountain Health accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. It also offers several financial assistance programs based on needs and eligibility. If you don’t qualify for assistance, you may still be eligible for its sliding scale discount program. You can visit this clinic Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

255 North Ash Street, Suite 101 Escondido, CA 92027, 619-445-6200
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Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Inc.

Planned Parenthood’s Vista Isabella Health Center offers services in English and Spanish, including HIV and syphilis testing and chlamydia, genital warts, gonorrhea, bacterial vaginosis, syphilis, herpes, and trichomoniasis testing and treatment. If you don’t have insurance, you may qualify for a sliding fee scale or state-funded program. Planned Parenthood also supplies condoms and PrEP and nPEP services. It’s open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1964 Via Centre Vista, CA 92081, 888-743-7526
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Vista Community Clinic

The Vista Community Clinic provides free testing and low-cost treatment for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, and syphilis. It also offers HPV and hepatitis B vaccines and education and counseling for HIV/AIDS/STDs. You must make an appointment to receive services available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Treatment is provided on a sliding fee scale if you qualify. The clinic also accepts insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare.

818 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054, 844-308-5003
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