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4700 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900194700 W Pico Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.23(64 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Los Angeles - Midtown Crossing - 4700 W Pico Blvd
The nurse practitioner was able to help me. She was professional and friendly.

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1234 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 900291234 N Vermont Ave
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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4.74(174 reviews)
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The Urgent Care at Vermont - 1234 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles
I’ve been to this urgent care many times before and I guess they now have an online scheduling system that I wished I knew about sooner. Staff were very friendly and welcoming except for the woman at the check in counter. Very direct and cold. Clinic needs a good deep cleaning. I would still recommend this clinic as the doctors are always great!
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2110 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900262110 Sunset Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.11(38 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Echo Park - 2110 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Dr. Colin & PT/PA Lauren? Were wonderful. Appt was at 4:15pm, 10/31z. Kudos to staff on duty.

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8900 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 902328900 Venice Blvd.
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.5(62 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Culver City Ivy Station - 8900 Venice Blvd.
Fast quick and convenient. I needed a sport’s physical I was in and out. Nice staff and Doctors

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2813 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 900312813 N Broadway
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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4.4(5 reviews)
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Lincoln Heights Urgent Care - 2813 N Broadway, Los Angeles

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13365 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9006613365 Washington Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.16(50 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Marina Del Rey - Washington Blvd - 13365 Washington Blvd
Having been to other urgent care clinics, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was accommodated! Everyone was very personable and the doctor explained my condition very well. Now, I won't go anywhere else.

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6150 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 916066150 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.67(51 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Noho West - 6150 Laurel Canyon Blvd
We've used Carbon Health a few times over the last year and every time the experience is great.  Soooo easy to schedule, lots of availabilities, facility is clean and modern, staff is great, etc.  Always feel taken care of and leave feeling better.

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3032 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 904033032 Wilshire Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.32(37 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Santa Monica - 3032 Wilshire Blvd
Very quick service, and great care! Great communication and I felt in good hands.

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4550 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 914034550 Van Nuys Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.54(78 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their clean offices

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Sherman Oaks - 4550 Van Nuys Blvd
Made my appointment on the App super easy when I got there got signed in right away filled out some information and got check right away they also sent my prescription to my nearest pharmacy!

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797 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105797 S Arroyo Pkwy
Open until 4:45 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
4.55(684 reviews)
Advanced Urgent Care of Pasadena, Next to Petco and Starbucks! - 797 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena
Easy all around.  Easy scheduling using their website.  Checkin was prompt and the office manager was extremely kind and efficient.  I received excellent care and would recommend them to anyone nearby.  There is ample street parking before 3pm and a parking lot in the rear of their building.

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14614 Victory Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9141114614 Victory Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.84(220 reviews)
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Visit Health Urgent Care, Van Nuys - 14614 Victory Blvd
I couldn't get sleep last night.I was up every hour, trying to use the bathroom but couldn't.I probably had no symptoms at first, but this weekend I developed a system of frequent urination. I had abdominal pain and felt like I couldn’t completely relieve myself. The staff was really pleasant and patient with me while trying to verify my insurance. The office was clean and secure. There was free parking at the back of the building. I enjoyed how quickly and well they took care of me, and I would return for all my emergency needs.

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4155 Tweedy Blvd, South Gate, CA 902804155 Tweedy Blvd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marque Urgent Care, Clínica Bienestar, South Gate - 4155 Tweedy Blvd

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4847 Petit Ave, Los Angeles, CA 914364847 Petit Ave
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Elite Urgent Care, Encino - 4847 Petit Ave
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415 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277415 N Pacific Coast Hwy
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.74(84 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Redondo Beach - 415 N Pacific Coast Hwy
Kind and knowledgeable staff that listens and follows up with patients. A true gem in the community!

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11806 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA 9060111806 Whittier Blvd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.88(52 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Whittier  - 11806 Whittier Blvd
First time here and everyone was super friendly and the facility is really clean. I decided to come here due to symptoms of a sinus infection. I love how easy it was to make an appt, especially same day! I also saw a sign that they take walk ins. Overall great experience!

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9335 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 913249335 Reseda Blvd
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.81(5.8k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Valley Urgent Care, Northridge - 9335 Reseda Blvd, Northridge
This place is awesome, from the staff to the service , the cleanliness is on point and the professionalism is top notch. Highly recommend.

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21835 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9136421835 Ventura Blvd
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.24(59 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Woodland Hills - 21835 Ventura Blvd
Scheduling error online. Major conflict. The staff was SO KIND and accommodated me.

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2010 E Carson St, Long Beach, CA 908072010 E Carson St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.37(99 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Long Beach, Carson St. - 2010 E Carson St
was quick, the np who treated me Enrico was pleasant and know what he is doung.

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13299 South St, Cerritos, CA 9070313299 South St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.47(120 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Cerritos - 13299 South St
The best service, very fast, and excellent staff!

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555 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802555 E Ocean Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.77(83 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Long Beach - Ocean Blvd - 555 E Ocean Blvd
The staff amazing love this place dr are great

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Getting Tested for STDs in Central, LA

Who should get tested for STDs?

Anyone who is sexually active should consider getting tested for STDs, especially those with multiple partners or those who do not regularly use protection during sexual activities. It's also crucial for pregnant women to get tested to prevent passing any potential infections to their baby. Regular testing is recommended even if no symptoms are present, as many STDs can be asymptomatic but still cause damage if left untreated.

Importance of getting tested

Getting tested for STDs is a critical part of maintaining your overall health. Untreated STDs can lead to severe health complications, including infertility, certain types of cancer, and increased risk of HIV. Regular testing allows for early detection and treatment, reducing the risk of these complications. It also helps prevent the spread of these diseases to others.

Std testing options in Central, LA:

Urgent care and walk-in clinics

Urgent care centers like Carbon Health Urgent Care and Lincoln Heights Urgent Care are excellent options for STD testing in Central, LA. These clinics offer same-day and next-day appointments, which can be booked through Solv's website or mobile app.

Primary care providers

Primary care providers are also a good option for STD testing. They can provide ongoing care and support throughout the testing and treatment process.

Free STD testing and community health centers

For those without insurance or with limited financial resources, free STD testing is available at local community health centers.

At-home testing

At-home testing kits provide a convenient and private option for STD testing. These kits can be ordered online, used at home, and sent back to a lab for analysis.

Prevalence of STDs in Central

Central, LA, like many parts of the country, has seen an increase in STD rates in recent years. According to the CDC, Los Angeles County, where Central is located, has one of the highest rates of STDs in the state. This trend is consistent with national data, which shows a steady increase in STD rates over the past decade.

Risk factors related to STDs in Central

Several factors contribute to the high STD rates in Central. These include a lack of comprehensive sex education, limited access to healthcare, and social stigma around STD testing. These factors can deter individuals from getting tested and receiving the treatment they need.

To address these issues, it's essential to increase awareness about STDs, promote regular testing, and provide accessible and affordable healthcare options. With 1308 testing locations in the area, including medical laboratories like Precision Clinical Labs, getting tested for STDs in Central, LA is convenient and straightforward.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2020: Tables (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/reports/hiv-surveillance/vol-33/content/tables.html
  2. Sexually Transmitted Diseases — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases*, United States, 1941–2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/1.htm
  3. Chlamydia — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/2.htm
  4. Gonorrhea — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/7.htm
  5. Primary and Secondary Syphilis — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/13.html
  6. Atlas Plus (CDC) https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/nchhstpatlas/tables.html
  7. County Health Rankings https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/explore-health-rankings/rankings-data-documentation

STD Testing FAQs

  • Where should I get an STD test in Central?

    In a doctor's office, a health clinic, or an urgent care center, you can get an STD test. If you're experiencing symptoms, it's best to visit a doctor's office, where they can also treat you or issue you a prescription. While some Central clinics and urgent care centers allow walk-in appointments, it's advisable to make an appointment ahead of time to prevent excessive waits.

  • How long does it take to get STD test results?

    Various testing are required for various STDs. Depending on the type of STD test you took, you may receive your results in two to ten days. Some outcomes may be immediately available. Your doctor may be able to diagnose an STD through a physical examination. In some cases, your doctor's office may only contact you if your test results are positive.

  • How much does an STD test cost in Central?

    The cost of STD testing is governed by several factors, including where you are tested, the type of test you need, and if you have health insurance. Some Central clinics may offer free testing or testing on a sliding scale based on your income. Because of the cost, don't put off obtaining an STD test. With your doctor's office, discuss the cost and payment choices. Delaying STD treatment may have catastrophic implications.

  • Does insurance cover STD testing in Central?

    The cost of STD testing is governed by a number of factors, including the location of the test, the type of test required, and whether or not you have health insurance. Some clinics may provide free or sliding-scale testing, depending on your income. Don't let the expense of an STD test deter you from getting one. With your doctor's office, discuss the price and payment choices. Delaying STD treatment could have catastrophic ramifications.

  • How do they test for STDs in Central?

    There are around 20 different forms of STDs, each with its own set of diagnostic tests. No single test exists that can detect all types of STDs. Your doctor can help you figure out which tests you'll need. In STD testing, a blood sample or a urine sample may be used. Your doctor may also take a swab from the inside of your cheek, your vaginal area, or another potentially infected place.

  • What STDs can be detected by a blood test?

    Blood tests are used to diagnose hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes, HIV, and syphilis. In a laboratory, a technician examines a blood sample for antibodies that the body has produced in reaction to disease. The virus's DNA can also be detected by several blood tests. Remember that if you've recently been exposed to an STD and your body hasn't yet produced antibodies, you could test negative even if you have the disease.

  • Can I get a same-day appointment for STD testing in Central?

    Many Central, LA urgent care providers offer same-day and next-day appointments, which you may book through Solv. To make healthcare more accessible to everyone, we collaborate with thousands of top-rated local providers. Our physician partners understand that waiting days, if not weeks, for an appointment isn't always the best option, and they share our commitment to simple, accessible health care.

  • How can I book an STD test on Solv?

    To find a healthcare practitioner in your area, simply enter your location and search for "STD test" on our website. A list of providers and available appointments can be found on the following page. Choose the most convenient time and location for you. Make it clear that you've come for STD testing.

  • How long does an STD test take in Central?

    If you have a specific STD, inform your doctor so that the necessary test can be scheduled. Otherwise, they'll help you figure out which tests you'll need. The nurse or doctor simply needs a few minutes to get a blood sample, a urine sample, or a swab from the probable infection site.

  • Can I test myself for STDs at home?

    Although there are several STD home tests available, not all of them are accurate. The accuracy of any STD test is determined by the quality of the sample taken. For home STD kits, a blood sample, a urine sample, or both are frequently required. Because doctors and nurses have more experience collecting samples, traditional in-office STD testing is the most accurate.

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