Sexually transmitted diseases services

If you have questions or need information on STD's, sexual health, or preventative measures,
contact us at (559) 584-1401.    **All information is CONFIDENTIAL**

common Sexually Transmitted Diseases INFO

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WANT TO GET TESTED?

 If you are concerned you might have been exposed or have a Sexually Transmitted Disease, clinic services for screening of Sexually Transmitted Diseases are available at clinics and providers in your community and the following location:

 Kings County Department of Public Health
Clinical Services, Building #3 
330 Campus Dr.
Hanford, CA 93230
(559) 584-1401

 

  • Open Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm 

  • Appointments are available and recommended

  • Walk-in’s are accepted but to reduce wait time, please call to make an appointment

  • Confidentiality is strictly observed for all patients 12 and older

  • We accept Medi-Cal and some private insurances

  • Don’t have insurance? You may qualify for Family Pact. Call (559) 584-1401 for eligibility questions. Family PACT                                                              

HIV TESTING

 

Kings County Health Dept. offers free, on-site, rapid testing using the Ora Quick HIV Test. The test takes approx. 20 minutes and is done using an oral swab. No appointment is necessary. For more information call (559) 584-1401.

PrEP & PEP

What is PrEP? Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day.

    More resources below:       

             What is the most important information I should know about TRUVADA for PrEP?   Find out here

             What is PEP? 

 PEP is the use of antiretroviral drugs after a single high-risk event to stop HIV seroconversion. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARTNER NOTIFICATION

When you test positive for a sexually transmitted disease (STD), including HIV, our health department offers Partner Notification. This is free, voluntary and confidential. These services are offered to people who test positive for certain STDs like syphilis, HIV, chlamydia or gonorrhea.

Health Department staff contact people with STDs and their sex partners to:

  • Answer questions about STDs

  • Help you get treatment if you have not done so already

  • Tell your partners, or help you tell your partners, they may have been exposed to an STD

  • Help your partners get tested and treated for STDs

Partner Notification helps prevent the spread of STDs, and helps protect you from getting infected again.

You can also use an online anonymous partner notification tool, which allows users to notify partners via text or via email www.tellyourpartner.org

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