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Whether you’re concerned about potential STD exposure or just want routine testing, you have choices for getting an STD test in Ventura, Calif. Many STD testing centers are available in the area where you can be tested for STDs quickly and sometimes at no cost.
California ranks above the national average in chlamydia, gonorrhea, primary and secondary syphilis, and congenital syphilis cases per 100,000 people. The state ranks 4th and 5th respectively in case rates for primary and secondary syphilis and congenital syphilis. Regular STD testing can help.
You can visit area health centers for STD testing, such as Ventura County Public Health. If you need help with the cost of testing or treatment, Planned Parenthood California Central Coast can offer assistance. Meanwhile, The Community Pregnancy Clinic offers you free testing for HIV, gonorrhea, herpes, chlamydia, and syphilis and provides treatment for chlamydia and referrals for other STDs.
North Oxnard Health Center
Ventura Health Center
El Rio Health Center
Oak View Center for Family Health
Ventura County Public Health Department
South Oxnard Public Health 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:
The Community Pregnancy Clinic offers you free testing for HIV, gonorrhea, herpes, chlamydia, and syphilis, whether you’re a woman or a man, providing confidential results for clients aged 12 and up. It also supplies treatment for chlamydia and referrals for all other STD treatment solutions. Appointments are required, and clinic hours are Monday, 1-8 p.m., Tuesday, noon-4 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday, noon-5 p.m.
2045 Royal Ave., Suite 208 Simi Valley, Calif. 93065, 805-583-3598
Conejo Free Clinic provides you free HIV and STD testing, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes, syphilis, and conventional blood HIV tests. Although there aren’t any eligibility requirements, services are intended for you if you’re low-income or uninsured and live in Ventura and northern Los Angeles counties. Hours are by appointment, so you should call ahead.
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 102 Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91360, 805-497-3575
If you’re a woman of any age, FPA Women’s Health offers you comprehensive STD testing, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HPV, herpes, trichomoniasis, hepatitis B and C, and HIV/AIDS tests. Services are completely confidential. FPA accepts most insurance plans and Medi-Cal, and it provides no-cost women’s health services if you qualify through a state-funded financial aid program. Appointments are required, and clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
1700 Lombard St., Suite 110 Oxnard, Calif. 93030, 805-822-5879
Planned Parenthood operates the Ventura Center, providing you with STD testing and treatment for chlamydia, bacterial vaginosis, gonorrhea, genital warts, syphilis, herpes, and trichomoniasis. It also offers HIV testing only, plus HPV vaccines, male and female condoms, and STD/safer sex education. Service is available in English and Spanish, and interpreters are available by phone for other languages if requested in advance. Clinic hours are Monday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
5400 Ralston St. Ventura, Calif. 93003, 888-898-3806
The Ventura County Public Health Department provides free HIV rapid testing and PrEP if you’re uninsured at this Ventura clinic. Testing requires scheduling an appointment by calling 805-652-3342. The Public Health Department also provides conventional HIV testing and STD testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis at its North and South Oxnard Public Health clinics, located at 2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 140, and 2500 C St., Suite B1, respectively. Testing is available by appointment only Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 805-981-5221 or 888-285-5012.
3147 Loma Vista Road Ventura, Calif. 93003, 805-652-6267