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Fresno Centers Offer Rapid Tests and Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections



Fresno EOC is offering rapid testing for sexually transmitted infections. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)
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The Fresno EOC Health Services, in response to steady numbers of positive cases of sexually transmitted diseases in some parts of Fresno, is providing free rapid testing and treatment at four locations in the city.

Sexually transmitted infections are primarily spread through unprotected sexual contact and can also be spread to unborn babies during pregnancy. Untreated diseases can cause blindness and other health issues.

The services are available to anyone in Fresno County, regardless of age, gender, immigrations status or socio-economic background, the EOC said. The agency is encouraging everyone, even if they are not experiencing symptoms, to get tested so they can remain healthy.

Early detection and treatment are essential, not only for the care of the individual patient, but to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Privacy and confidentiality will remain top priorities.

Rapid STI testing is completed within 30 minutes, and partner treatment will also be available. The clinics will provide rapid testing, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Clinics in Downtown and West Fresno

Testing will be provided at these four locations:

  • Local Conservation Corps, 1805 California Ave., Fresno; Mondays, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • LGBTQ+ Resource Center, 1252 Fulton St., Fresno; Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • EOC Health Services, 2430 Calaveras St., Fresno; Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • EOC Community Health Center, 1047 R St., Fresno; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.

To learn more about the free Rapid STI testing and treatment services, go to https://fresnoeoc/org/healthservices. For additional information, call (559) 499-1690.

Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email

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