Oakland CA STD Testing
Sexually transmitted disease rates are on the rise in Oakland, California, with a troubling trend reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing an increase year on year in chlamydia cases. In 2018, 619.5 cases of chlamydia were reported per 100,000 population, reflective of an overall national increase in STIs/STDs for the same period.
Later surveillance reports released by the CDC revealed there were 598.4 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 population in California, along with 203.0 per 100,000 population of gonorrhea and 20.9 of primary and secondary syphilis.
With such significant increases in sexually transmitted diseases, Oakland CA residents may seek to take control of their sexual health and visit an STD testing Oakland CA center. While you might think you would know if you had herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, or another STD, many infections are asymptomatic. As a result, the only way to tell whether you have an STD is by visiting a testing location.
As scary as that might sound, it’s a fast, pain-free, and convenient process with competitive pricing when you order your test online or over the phone with Priority STD Testing in Oakland, CA.
We pride ourselves on being able to provide our patients with a confidential, easy, and non-invasive service with FDA-approved STD screening for your peace of mind. Walk-ins are welcome after making your test booking online or over the phone, and you can be in for your STD check and out again in under half an hour.
Test results are also swift, with most patients receiving their results within 24 to 72 hours. Fast test results mean you can access the healthcare you need quickly if required.
Priority STD Testing is easily accessible, with two locations in Oakland, Alameda County in the East Bay area, and two more STD clinics on the outskirts in Berkeley and Alameda. Whether you’re in the Bay area, the wider San Francisco area, or somewhere else, you aren’t short of convenient testing locations.
In Oakland, you can visit a testing facility at 388 9th St Ste 218A, Oakland, CA 94607, or 3300 Webster St Ste 109, Oakland, CA 94609. A little further out, STD testing is also available on Sutter St in San Francisco. If you’re unsure which location would be the closest or most convenient, you can phone one of our care counselors or find all relevant information on our website.
STD Incidence Rates in California
Reported new cases of HIV in California
Reported new cases of chlamydia in California
Reported new cases of gonorrhea in California
Reported new cases of syphilis in California
Reported new cases of hepatitis B in California
Reported new cases of hepatitis C in California
**Data collected from the 2017 CDC Surveillance Report
Frequently Asked Questions
Are My Results Confidential?
Not only are our testing services in Oakland, CA, confidential, but so are your test results. We provide a 100% confidential and HIPAA-compliant service for your peace of mind. We will never disclose your lab order or results to your personal doctor or healthcare provider.
We also go one step further by keeping all personally identifiable information secure and encrypted when you order your tests online or by phone. All bank transactions appear with ‘SFHT’ in the description and nothing else.
For even more peace of mind, all Priority STD testing sites comply with state and federal regulations, which means we report positive test results to ensure you’re not contacted.
What Can I Expect When I Get to the Collection Site?
No one should ever feel embarrassed for accessing an STD testing site, but we do understand that some people feel uncomfortable. We do our best to ease your discomfort and embarrassment by utilizing Quest Diagnostic collection sites for our Priority STD testing.
These non-descript collection facilities are accessible by anyone giving blood or urine samples. As a result, no one in the lobby will know what tests you are receiving or why. We will also never send you to a doctor’s office, health department, or a public clinic.
Do You Offer Treatment?
Even though our testing sites are located within diagnostic facilities, not a health center or wellness center, we offer treatment for three sexually transmitted diseases: trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. After making your appointment online, visiting a testing location, and receiving a positive test result, you can contact our care counselors to schedule a phone consultation with a physician from PWNHealth.
We can then arrange for medication to be available at your local pharmacy, with no in-person office visit necessary. However, we will discuss any other test results with you to make sure that you’re able to access the healthcare and support services you require for any STI, such as the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF).
For more frequently asked questions, visit our FAQs page
Why Choose Priority STD Testing in Oakland CA
Priority STD Testing understands how daunting it can be when you believe you have an STD such as HIV/AIDS, HPV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C. You likely fear the unknown and don’t know where to turn for confirmation, or even how you can find out for sure.
This is why we’re dedicated to providing an all-inclusive service, where you can access HIV testing, gonorrhea testing, and other testing services at multiple STD screening locations with ease. All you need to do is phone us or visit our website, book individual STD tests or a 10-panel test, and drop into one of our Quest Diagnostic facilities without an appointment or referral. We can then help with STD treatment if you receive a positive test result.
Priority STD Testing in Oakland appreciates that your time is precious, so we make sure our STD testing centers provide a straightforward service. Unlike public health services that often require you to sit in a crowded waiting room for a long time, the entire process takes under half an hour.
We also offer non-invasive, swab-free testing. You simply need to provide a blood test or urine sample, and these will be tested in a CLIA certified lab for the highest level of accuracy. You can expect to receive your results in 24-72 hours.
Confidentiality is a priority for us. As blood tests and urine samples are taken for a number of reasons at our testing locations, no one else present in the lobby or waiting area will even know what health services or medical care you’re accessing.
If you have any questions or concerns before or while visiting our STD testing centers, we have care counselors standing by to assist.