San Diego Healthcare Center
Rosecrans STD Clinic
Central Region Public Health Center
South Region Public Health Center
Downtown Family Health Center at Connections
Family Health at City College
Elm Street Family Health Center
Sherman Heights Family Health Center
Logan Heights Family Health Center
Family Health on Commercial
Hillcrest Family Health Center
Rice Family Health Center
North Park Family Health Center II
North Park Family Health Center
HIV Coordinated Services and Prevention Center
Diamond Neighborhoods Family Health Center
Oak Park Family Health Center
Ibarra Family Health Center
National City Family Health Center
City Heights Family Health Center
Chula Vista Family Health Center
Beach Area Family Health Center
Lemon Grove Family Health Center
Mobile Medical Units
Grossmont Spring Valley Family Health Center
Imperial Beach Health Center
25th Street Family Medicine
First Avenue Family Planning Michelle Wagner Center
City Heights Center
Euclid Avenue Parker Center
College Avenue Sarah Weddington Center
Mission Bay Mimi Brien Health Center
Kearny Mesa Center
Chula Vista Center
National City Medical
Youth 2 Youth Center
Mid-City Community Clinic
Otay Family Health Center
King-Chavez Health Center
Chlamydia is prevalent in San Diego, with the CDC reporting a rate of 656.5 in the San Diego-Carlsbad region compared to the national rate of 539.9 and California rate of 585.3. Between 2014 and 2018, the rate of chlamydia in California increased from 590.5 per 100,000 residents to 714.0. This infection is mainly reported in females, who account for 61% of the 231,415 cases reported in California in 2018.
California ranks 14th in the nation for its gonorrhea rate, which is 200.3 per 100,000 people. The rate of this infection in the San Diego area is a little lower at 185.3, with 6,184 of the state’s 79,192 reported cases being diagnosed in this region. Between 2014 and 2018, the number of reported cases in the San Diego area increased by 81%, and the rate increased by 77%.
Syphilis is a major public health concern in California and has increased across the state, including in San Diego. In most cases, this STD is diagnosed in males, though the number of reported cases among females has increased substantially in the last decade. In 2018, of the 7,621 reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis in California, nearly 75% were diagnosed in those between the ages of 20 and 44.
While some STDs are accompanied by uncomfortable or painful symptoms, many who carry sexually transmitted infections have no symptoms. Even STDs that don’t have obvious symptoms can cause a lot of damage to the body. Left untreated, asymptomatic STDs can increase the risk of infertility, cause birth defects, spread to sexual partners, cause some types of cancer, and make you more susceptible to HIV. While some STDs may resolve on their own, many can only be cured with antibiotics. Regular STD testing is the most reliable way to ensure sexual health and treat STDs before they cause serious problems.
Progressive Health Services is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable healthcare services in the San Diego region, including nutritional consultations, general healthcare services, and HIV and STD testing. Testing is provided on a walk-in basis and includes individual screenings for STDs, such as syphilis, herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea, as well as a comprehensive STD panel that tests for 10 STDs and an 11-test STD panel that includes an exam. Upfront pricing is provided, and results are typically available within three business days. While the clinic doesn’t provide STD treatment, it can connect clients who test positive with local agencies that do provide treatment.
4732 Point Loma Ave., Ste. D
San Diego, CA 92107
AFC Urgent Care is a walk-in clinic that offers X-ray services, sports and school physicals, lab work, and STD testing and treatment. It features an on-site laboratory and has a qualified team of doctors and medical professionals who are experienced in sexual health services. Some STDs that the clinic tests for include HPV, HIV and AIDS, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. All testing is confidential, and methods include urine, blood, or swab samples. The clinic is open seven days per week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
5671 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA 92111
ARCpoint Labs provides an array of testing options, including food allergy and sensitivity screenings, cholesterol tests, heart tests, men’s and women’s health, and STD tests. Its STD panel screens for HIV, hepatitis B and C, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. While the lab doesn’t accept health insurance, it features affordable upfront pricing. Test results are provided via email. Clients must call the lab to set up a quick, confidential appointment, and no doctor’s order is required.
5830 Oberlin Dr., Ste. #204
San Diego, CA 92121
MinuteClinic is located in CVS and offers over 125 services, including care for minor illnesses and injuries, treatment for skin conditions, including mouth sores and chickenpox, travel vaccines, and STD testing and treatment. Service is available to adults aged 18 and over but is not available for pregnant women. Some STDs it screens for include hepatitis B and C, syphilis, and HIV. While walk-ins are accepted, clients also have the option of viewing wait times online and booking an appointment for a time that suits their schedule. Upfront pricing is available online, and payment is required at the time of service.
3327 Rosecrans St.
San Diego, CA 92110
COLFS Medical Clinic provides confidential, comprehensive STD testing and treatment at an affordable cost. Some STDs the clinic screens for include HIV, hepatitis, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. To schedule an appointment, clients should call the clinic or fill out the online questionnaire on the website to schedule a call-back. The clinic accepts many health insurance plans and offers medical fee assistance for self-pay clients. The clinic provides service regardless of a client’s ability to pay.
5030 Camino de la Siesta, Ste. #106
San Diego, CA 92108
Good to Go provides HIV and STD testing for males aged 18 and over. Clients are accepted on a walk-in basis, and appointments typically take 30 minutes, though waiting times may vary. The clinic provides testing for six of the most common STDs, plus HIV, and same-day treatment and prevention options are available. Test results for chlamydia and gonorrhea are available within three hours via text or email, and those who test positive for syphilis are notified by phone within one week.
3830 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92103