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You can find many locations for confidential and low-cost STD testing around Stockton. Weekend STD testing is available, and with rapid HIV testing, you can get your results in as little as 20 minutes. Some clinics accept insurance, or you may qualify for free testing.
California had the fourth-highest rate of new primary and secondary syphilis cases per capita in 2019. With more than 236,700 new cases of chlamydia and more than 80,000 new cases of gonorrhea, protecting your sexual health should be a top priority if you live in Stockton.
You can get your HIV status in as little as 20 minutes at Golden Rule Services, which provides free rapid HIV testing as well as free and confidential STD testing. Golden Valley Health Centers accepts Medi-Cal, Medicare, and private insurance and offers a sliding fee scale for uninsured clients. Planned Parenthood operates four clinics in San Joaquin County, including two in Stockton, with Saturday and Sunday STD testing. Many people qualify for free services at San Joaquin County Public Health Services’ Stockton center. WellSpace Health offers confidential partner notification if you test positive for an STD.
Channel Medical Center
CareLink Gleason House
Waterloo Health Center
Mariposa Road Clinic
CMC West Lane
Eastland Plaza Health Center
North Stockton Health Center
Hazelton Avenue Clinic
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.
Choose the STD testing option you’re most comfortable with:
At home: You can test for STDs at home using a kit and send your sample to a lab for analysis.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
At its Livermore Clinic, located about 40 miles from Stockton, Axis Community Health offers comprehensive women’s health services. By appointment only, you can get tested for an array of common STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and hepatitis B. Treatment is provided if required. If you’re uninsured, clinic staff can help you apply for Medi-Cal or other insurance coverage. The clinic offers sliding scale discounts for some services, but no one is turned away if you can’t pay.
3311 Pacific Avenue Livermore, CA 94550, Multiple Alameda County Locations 925-462-1755
Golden Rule Services is a nonprofit HIV/AIDS service provider in Sacramento. It offers free rapid testing for HIV and hepatitis C. You can learn your status in as little as 20 minutes. If you test positive, the organization provides referrals to treatment and case management services. Golden Rule Services also offers free, confidential urine testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Walk-ins are welcome.
4433 Florin Road, Suite 860 Sacramento, CA 95823, 916-427-4653
Golden Valley Health Centers operates several clinics in the Central Valley, and for Stockton residents, the nonprofit’s closest clinic is about 30 miles away in Riverbank. This clinic offers comprehensive women’s health services, including confidential testing and treatment of common STDs. The clinic accepts Medi-Cal, Medicare, and private insurance and offers a sliding fee scale for uninsured clients. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4150 Patterson Road Riverbank, CA 95367, 209-863-3990
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte operates four clinics in San Joaquin County, including two in Stockton. These clinics provide comprehensive STD testing, diagnosis, and treatment services. Visit your nearest clinic to get screened for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis. While you’re there, you can learn about safer sex and pick up condoms or dental dams. The clinics take Medi-Cal and many private insurance plans. If you’re uninsured, ask about the sliding fee scale. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
4555 Precissi Lane Stockton, CA 95207, Multiple Stockton Locations 209-477-4103
Services | Stockton Health Center The Stockton Health Center offers STD testing and treatment in a nonjudgmental environment. You can get screened for Stockton’s three most common STDs, as well as HIV. The clinic also offers family planning services. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the clinic. Free services are available to eligible clients.
1601 East Hazelton Avenue Stockton, CA 95205, 209-468-3820
About 50 miles away in Sacramento is WellSpace Health’s Oak Park Community Health Center, which offers comprehensive sexual health services. You can make an appointment or walk in to get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis C, and HIV. If you test positive, the nonprofit offers confidential partner notification. Clinic hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. WellSpace Health accepts Medicare and Medi-Cal and offers income-based discounts for uninsured clients.
3415 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95817, 916-737-5555