I. STD Directory in Long Beach, CA

Showing 27 Testing Locations in Long Beach
  • services
  • fees
  • Appointments
1350 Club

free / low cost
510 W Anaheim St
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 830-4784

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,5:00pm To 8:00pm
  • Wednesday,7:00pm To 10:00pm
  • Friday,7:00pm To 10:00pm
  • Saturday,2:00pm To 5:00pm
  • Sunday,4:00pm To 7:00pm
  • Tuesday: -: - -:
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  • Notes: Check Web site for additional testing opportunities.
  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Accesa Health

21730 S Vermont Ave
Ste 131
Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 606-3877
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,10:00am To 6:00pm
  • Tuesday,10:00am To 6:00pm
  • Wednesday,10:00am To 6:00pm
  • Thursday,10:00am To 6:00pm
  • Friday,10:00am To 6:00pm
  • Saturday,10:00am To 3:00pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Long Beach Out of the Closet Thrift Store

free / low cost
3500 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 494-0340
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 10:00am To 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, 10:00am To 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, 10:00am To 7:00pm
  • Thursday, 10:00am To 7:00pm
  • Friday, 10:00am To 7:00pm
  • Saturday, 10:00am To 7:00pm
  • Sunday, 10:00am To 6:00pm
  • Notes: Testing 10am-6:30pm Monday-Saturday; 10am-5:30pm Sunday
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
BANJ Health Center Incorporated

BANJ Compton

free / low cost
201 N Central Ave
Compton, CA 90220
(310) 635-7123

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,9:00am To 2:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • 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?
  • No
BANJ Health Center Incorporated

Woman and Family Health Clinic

free / low cost
1075 Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 676-4595

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday,9:00am To 3:00pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • 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?
  • No
Bienestar

Long Beach Center

free / low cost
1464 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
(866) 590-6411

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,10:00am To 7:00pm
  • Tuesday,10:00am To 7:00pm
  • Wednesday,10:00am To 7:00pm
  • Thursday,10:00am To 7:00pm
  • Friday,10:00am To 7:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
4235 Pacific Coast Hwy
Torrance, CA 90505
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Thursday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Friday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • 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
921 Pacific Coast Hwy
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • 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
Harbor Community Clinic

free / low cost
593 W 6th St
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 342-6105

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 6:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 8:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 8:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
John Wesley Community Health Bellflower Clinic



  • Hours of Operation
  • Fee Information
  • Services Provided
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
LGBTQ Center of Long Beach

free / low cost
2017 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 434-4455
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,10:00am To 8:30pm
  • Tuesday,10:00am To 8:30pm
  • Wednesday,10:00am To 8:30pm
  • Thursday,10:00am To 8:30pm
  • Friday,10:00am To 8:30pm
  • Saturday,10:00am To 3:30pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Long Beach Department of Health and Human

Main Health Facilities Center

free / low cost
2525 Grand Ave
Rm 106
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 570-4315

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: HIV testing: Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Long Beach Comprehensive Health Center

free / low cost
1333 Chestnut Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 599-2153
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,7:30am To 7:00pm
  • Tuesday,7:30am To 7:00pm
  • Wednesday,7:30am To 7:00pm
  • Thursday,7:30am To 7:00pm
  • Friday,7:30am To 7:00pm
  • Saturday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Call for HIV/STD testing schedule.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Low Cost
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Wilmington Health Center

free / low cost
1325 Broad Ave
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 404-2040

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Torrance Health Center

free / low cost
711 Del Amo Blvd
Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 354-2300

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, 8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, 10:00am To 6:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday, 8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: STD Clinic: Wed., 11:30am-1:30pm. PrEP Clinic: Wed., 3:30pm-5:30pm. Patients are seen by appointment only. Call to verify schedule.
  • Fee Information
  • 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
Mercy Pharmacy Group Incorporated

free / low cost
21720 S Vermont Ave
Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 328-0982
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 9:30am To 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, 9:30am To 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 9:30am To 6:30pm
  • Thursday, 9:30am To 6:30pm
  • Friday, 9:30am To 6:30pm
  • Saturday, 10:00am To 4:00pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Naples Medical Group

5865 E Naples Plz
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 434-4481

  • Hours of Operation
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Obria Medical Clinics

Long Beach

free / low cost
261 E Willow St
Ste C
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 290-0212
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Monday: -: - -:
  • Wednesday: -: - -:
  • Thursday: -: - -:
  • Friday: -: - -:
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

Long Beach Health Center

free / low cost
2690 Pacific Ave
Ste 370
Long Beach, CA 90806
(800) 576-5544

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,7:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,7:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,5:45am To 1:30pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Walk-in hours Mon.. Tues., 7am-3:30pm; Wed., Fri., 8am-3:30pm and Sat., 8am-3pm. No walk-ins on Thursdays.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

Lakewood Health Center

free / low cost
5525 E Del Amo Blvd
Lakewood, CA 90713
(800) 576-5544

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,7:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,7:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday,8:00am To 4:00pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Walk in hours are Mon., Tues., 7am-3:30pm; Wed.-Fri., 8am-3:30pm and Sat., 8am-3pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

Planned Parenthood Basics Lakewood

free / low cost
5519 E Del Amo Blvd
Lakewood, CA 90713
(800) 576-5544

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Walk-in hours Mon.-Fri., 8am-3:30pm.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
South Bay Family Healthcare Center

Gardena Clinic

free / low cost
742 W Gardena Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 327-1357
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Thursday,9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 4:30pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Note: Closed the 5th Saturday of the month.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
St Johns Well Child and Family Center

East Campton Community Health Center at Casa Dominguez

free / low cost
15715 S Atlantic Ave
2nd Fl
E Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
(323) 541-1411
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday,7:00am To 3:30pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Hours are subject to change and some services are available earlier. Please call the clinic ahead of time.
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • 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
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
St Johns Well Child and Family Center

Dominguez High School Center

free / low cost
15301 San Jose Ave
Compton, CA 90221
(562) 630-6825
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 7:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 7:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday,7:00am To 3:30pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Clinic hours are subject to change and some services are available earlier. Please call the clinic ahead of time.
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • 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
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Tarzana Treatment Centers Incorporated

Tarzana Treatment Centers Long Beach

free / low cost
2101 Magnolia Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 218-1868
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Tarzana Treatment Centers Incorporated

Long Beach Outpatient Facility

free / low cost
5190 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 428-4111
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Torrance Urgent Care

free / low cost
2195 Sepulveda Blvd
Torrance, CA 90501
(424) 337-1600 (
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:00am To 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, 8:00am To 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, 8:00am To 8:00pm
  • Thursday, 8:00am To 8:00pm
  • Friday, 8:00am To 8:00pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No

The three most common STDs in Long Beach are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. In 2018, the city reported over 6,000 total infections among residents.

Chlamydia

In 2018, Long Beach ranked third in the state for the number of chlamydia infections. That year, the Department of Health and Human Services documented 3,974 infections in the city, which corresponds to a rate of 833 per 100,000 people. By comparison, the frequency of infections in Los Angeles County and the state as a whole is 662 and 583, respectively. Females were significantly more likely to contract chlamydia, making up nearly 60% of the total infections in the city, and females aged 20-24 are diagnosed with chlamydia at a frequency of 4,236 per 100,000 persons. However, this infection has increased in prevalence among males, going from a rate of 383 in 2014 to 680 in 2018.

Gonorrhea

Long Beach ranked second in the state for gonorrhea infections in 2018, which is up from ninth in the state in 2014. Between 2014 and 2018, there was a 154% increase in the number of reported gonorrhea cases in Long Beach, making this the fastest-growing STD in the city. In 2018, it was reported at a frequency of 369 infections per 100,000 people, which is considerably higher than the state rate of 266 and the national rate of 199. The majority of documented infections were among males, with those aged 25-29 being diagnosed at a rate of 1,449. Among females, the rate of infection has remained somewhat consistent, aside from a spike in reported cases in 2017.

Gonorrhea incidence rates in Long Beach, Los Angeles, and California, 2014-2018

Syphilis

The rate of early syphilis infections among Long Beach residents was 72 in 2018, which is considerably higher than the county and statewide rates of 55 and 39. The infection frequency is considerably higher among males, who accounted for 304 of the city’s 343 cases in 2018, and males aged 25-29 were most likely to contract this infection. However, between 2014 and 2018, the number of cases among females increased significantly, going from eight to 39 during this time period. The city also reported late latent syphilis cases at a frequency of 42 in 2018.

The CDC recommends that everyone who is sexually active be tested for HIV at least once during their lifetime and for STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea on an annual basis or more often, depending on how likely they are to be exposed to these infections. In most cases, STDs don’t cause symptoms, but left untreated, they can cause serious health problems, such as infertility or sterility, certain types of cancers, and a higher vulnerability to HIV. For individuals who don’t have health insurance or don’t feel comfortable talking to their primary care practitioner about STDs, Long Beach has several local clinics and nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost STD testing and treatment.

III. STD Resources in Long Beach, CA

Dignity Health Saint Mary Medical Center | CARE Center

The CARE Center at Dignity Health, which is recognized as an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader, provides comprehensive STD testing, treatment, and prevention, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay. The testing is private and confidential and is administered through throat swabs, urine tests, or finger pricks. In addition to STD testing, the clinic provides infectious disease care, case management, psychiatric care, food and nutrition services, and health benefits enrollment. Appointments are required for services and can be made over the phone.

1043 Elm Avenue, Suite 300
Long Beach, CA 90813
562-453-3766
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LGBTQ Center of Long Beach

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach is a local nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, education, services, and programs for people in the LGBTQ community. It offers free STD screening services for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Testing and STD-related exams are given by a nurse practitioner and are available to anyone in need, regardless of sexual orientation or ability to pay. To receive services, individuals must call to schedule an appointment.

2017 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
562-434-4455
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Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc.

Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. is a nonprofit, community-based organization. It has two Long Beach locations that provide a full array of health services, including nutritional counseling, health education, and treatment strategies. Clients can receive comprehensive medical care, along with STD screening services. To schedule an appointment or to learn about the pricing structure, clients can call their nearest clinic.

2101 Magnolia Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
Multiple Long Beach locations
888-777-8565
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Long Beach Health Center

The Long Beach Health Center is operated by Planned Parenthood. It offers a variety of health services for men and women, including primary care, access to birth control, and STD testing and treatment. Some STDs that clients receive testing for include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and trichomoniasis. Appointments can be made via the online booking tool or by calling the clinic directly. In some cases, STD screening may be provided through telehealth.

2690 Pacific Avenue, Suite 370
Long Beach, CA 90806
800-576-5544
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Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services’ Sexual Health Clinic offers comprehensive sexual health care, including HIV prevention services and STD testing and treatment for infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, HPV, and HIV. Testing and treatment services range in price from $25 to $90, and reduced fees are available to those who meet income guidelines. Clients are encouraged to make appointments to ensure service, but walk-in appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on provider availability.

2525 Grand Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
562-570-4315
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