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Lodi Medical Center
CMC West Lane
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.
Lodi is a city located in San Joaquin County and has a relatively small population estimated to be less than 68,000 in 2019. Incidences of the two most reported STDs in the county, chlamydia and gonorrhea, both increased in 2018, but primary and syphilis infections decreased while congenital syphilis continued to rise.
San Joaquin County’s chlamydia cases increased nearly 9% in 2018, ranking the county 19th compared to the 58 counties and three selected city health jurisdictions statewide. Chlamydia diagnoses among women were more than double those among men, with reported cases in females increasing nearly 12% in 2018 compared to only 2% in males. Adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had the highest incidence of infection in 2018, with cases among females in this age group increasing more 12% and diagnoses among males rising less than 2%.
Gonorrhea cases in San Joaquin County only increased by about 3% in 2018, but cases rose nearly 20% the previous year. The county ranked 15th statewide for its infection rate in 2018, and gonorrhea diagnoses among men continued to be higher than those among women. However, the gap was relatively narrow, with men accounting for about 52.5% of cases and women about 47%. The 15 to 24 age group had the highest incidence of gonorrhea infections, but females in this group had a reported increase of over 11% in 2018, while male cases dropped by more than 4.5%.
Although primary and secondary syphilis cases decreased nearly 29% in San Joaquin County in 2018, congenital syphilis diagnoses increased by an alarming 62.5%. Despite this notable difference between the two types of syphilis, the county ranked third for both among California counties and selected city health jurisdictions statewide. P&S syphilis diagnoses remained higher in men than women, although male cases dropped by more than 25% in 2018. Diagnoses of P&S syphilis among women doubled or nearly doubled each year for three years straight before finally dropping by more than 33% in 2018.
Undiagnosed STDs can bring about many health complications, including infertility in women and an increased risk of HIV exposure. You can also spread the infection to others, even if you’re symptom-free. Early detection is crucial to stop the spread of STDs. Get tested regularly by visiting one of the free or low-cost STD testing facilities located in and around Lodi and San Joaquin County.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most critical public health challenges facing the United States, with approximately 26 million new STD infections occurring every year. Nearly half of these new infections affect young people ages 15 to 24.
Community-based organizations are a vital first line of defense in the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular. They generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
You may not be aware of all the STD resources available in Lodi that can help prevent the spread of STDs. Get connected with these community organizations that are leading the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS with resources and support:
CMC’s Lodi Medical Center offers free HIV testing and counseling. You can also receive low-cost chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes testing, and a sliding fee scale is available if you qualify. You must schedule an appointment to receive STD services. The medical center offers these services Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2401 West Turner Road, Suite 450
Lodi, CA 95242
Multiple Lodi locations
Planned Parenthood’s North Stockton Health Center provides STD services on a walk-in basis, but appointments are recommended. If you don’t have insurance, you might qualify for a state-funded program or lower fees. Services are available in English and Spanish and include syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes testing and treatment, among others, and HIV testing only. You can visit the clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4555 Precissi Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
SJCPHS’ Stockton Health Center provides confidential HIV testing and chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis testing and treatment. Services are low-cost, but many clients qualify for free services. You can use private insurance if you have it and get PrEP services if you’re not insured. You must schedule an appointment to be seen. Health center hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
1601 East Hazelton Avenue
Stockton, CA 95205
GVHC’s Riverbank Center requires that you call 1-866-682-4842 to make an appointment to receive STD services, which include conventional HIV, chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea testing. Its confidential services also include STD treatment and HPV and hepatitis B vaccines. All services are offered at a low cost, but you may qualify for a sliding fee scale, and some are free if you are eligible for Family Pact services. Insurance and Medicaid are also accepted. You can visit the center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4150 Patterson Road
Riverbank, CA 95367
Sutter Health’s Fairmont Avenue Care Center provides screening and treatment for STDs. Some of the most requested STD tests include HPV, HIV, hepatitis B, chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis. If you or your sexual partner is infected, you should both receive treatment at the same time for the best outcome. Sutter Health accepts private insurance and Medicare and operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
999 South Fairmont Avenue, Suites 130 and 200
Lodi, CA, 95240