STD Testing Santa Barbara CA
Fast, convenient, and reliable STD testing for Santa Barbara CA residents
Santa Barbara CA STD Testing
In a report made by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, it was indicated that between 2014 to 2018, there were 10,886 reported cases of chlamydia, 1,730 gonorrhea cases, and 309 early syphilis cases in Santa Barbara County. Over the course of five years, the average rate of chlamydia infections was 488 per 100,000 residents, with a notable decrease of 8% between 2017 and 2018.
However, unlike chlamydia, the rates of gonorrhea and early syphilis cases in Santa Barbara County followed an alarmingly increasing trend. There was an approximately 139% increase in gonorrhea cases and 233% in early syphilis cases. Moreover, according to Kidsdata.org, in 2018, the rate of reported cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in Santa Barbara County per 100,000 youth aged 10 to 19 years old was 917.8 and 124.2, respectively.
As the rate of sexually transmitted disease cases in the county shows no signs of slowing down, it is highly important for Santa Barbara County residents, and everyone across California, to find a trustworthy STD testing center and get tested right away. The sooner they get tested, the faster and more efficient their sexual health treatment can be.
When talking about sexually transmitted infections, it is important to remember that those who have contracted one are often asymptomatic. It means that it is highly possible for them to contract it and pass it on to others, unknowingly. The only way you can be certain whether you have a sexually transmitted infection is to take an STD test from a credible provider such as Priority STD Testing.
At Priority STD Testing, Santa Barbara County residents and everyone across California can get tested on their own accord. We made sure that our testing services are convenient, fast, and hassle-free. We also highly value our patients’ privacy, and we will never do anything that can compromise their trust in us. We will never disclose their test results to their respective physicians or healthcare providers.
You don’t need to set up an appointment, and we guarantee that your visit will only last about a half hour. We also offer herpes, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and HIV testing, aside from the common sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. If you wish to enlist any of our testing services, you can easily order your test online, and stop by at our Santa Barbara center located at 3905 State St, Ste 9, or at any of our California std testing centers during normal business hours. You can also visit our website to find a lab near your area.
STD Incidence Rates in Santa Barbara CA
Chlamydia cases in Santa Barbara County (per 100,000 residents)
Gonorrhea cases in Santa Barbara County (per 100,000 residents)
Syphilis cases in Santa Barbara County (per 100,000 residents)
*Statistics based on newly reported cases by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department
STD Testing FAQs for Santa Barbara CA
How accurate are my test results?
Here at Priority STD Testing, all of our tests are FDA approved and conducted in CLIA certified labs to make sure that our patients’ test results are performed with the highest level of accuracy. It is important to note that for some sexually transmitted diseases, you will need to wait within a certain period of time before you can get tested.
Knowing when to receive testing is crucial, as every disease has its own latency period. If you want to understand the whole STD testing process, pricing, have questions about what type of test you should get, or our other health services, our friendly care counselors are always ready to guide you throughout your sexual health journey. Aside from syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing, we also offer HIV testing as well as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes, and herpes early detection testing.
Are tests ordered by a physician?
We have partnered with PWNHealth to ensure that our patients can easily secure their authorized lab orders in 48 states. PWNHealth is also our partner should you wish to receive sexual health treatment from us. Rest assured that all of your information and test requests will be evaluated properly and approved by an authorized physician.
As soon as you place your test order, the whole process of evaluation and approval will start immediately, which means you don’t have to wait to get tested. For California residents who want to be tested in Rhode Island or New Jersey, make sure you contact us and talk to one of our care counselors.
Do you accept insurance?
To ensure your results are private and to safeguard your confidentiality, we made sure not to bill insurance companies directly. If you want to process a self-claim, we can give you all the essential information you need. You need not worry as most healthcare providers will provide you with some type of reimbursement since we use Quest Diagnostics, which is considered as one of the largest lab networks in the country. We also offer low-cost pricing, in the event that your healthcare provider disapproves of your claim.
For more frequently asked questions, visit our FAQs page
Why Choose Priority STD Testing in Santa Barbara CA?
At Priority STD Testing, we only offer fast, convenient, low-cost pricing, and high-quality STD testing services. We promise our Santa Barbara County and all of our California patients that the test results they will receive are derived using the highest level of accuracy, as all of our tests are FDA approved and performed in CLIA certified labs.
We also have been verified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of December 2020. Santa Barbara County and other California residents also need not to worry about their safety or security. We made sure that all of our STD testing services are HIPAA compliant, and we will never disclose our patients’ personal information to anyone, even to their healthcare providers or physicians. Moreover, we also won’t be pestering them with unsolicited mailers or calls without their consent.
Santa Barbara County residents also don’t need to set up an appointment to get tested or waste their precious time in a crowded waiting room. Since our testing process only takes 15-30 minutes, our patients can be out of our testing location in the shortest time possible. In addition, they can also get their test results in as little as 24 to 72 hours.
STD Testing Labs in Santa Barbara CA
- “Sexually Transmitted Infections.” Kidsdata.org. Accessed September 28, 2021. https://www.kidsdata.org/topic/214/stds/table#fmt=2338&loc=2,127,347,1763,331,348,336,171,321,345,357,332,324,369,358,362,360,337,327,364,356,217,353,328,354,323,352,320,339,334,365,343,330,367,344,355,366,368,265,349,361,4,273,59,370,326,333,322,341,338,350,342,329,325,359,351,363,340,335&tf=108&ch=443,444.
- “Annual Report 2018,” countyofsb.org (Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, 2018), https://content.civicplus.com/api/assets/dd7abf8a-6d2a-4f46-8255-20dffacab5b2?cache=1800.