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If you are sexually active, or thinking of becoming sexually active, it is important that you Talk. Test. Treat. to protect your health. These three small actions can have a big impact on your sexual health!

 

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TALK.

Talk openly and honestly to your partner(s) and your healthcare provider about sexual health and STDs.

Talk with your partner(s) BEFORE having sex. Not sure how? We have tips to help you start the conversation. Make sure your discussion covers several important ways to make sex safer:

  • Talk about when you were last tested and suggest getting tested together.
  • If you have an STD (like herpes or HIV), tell your partner.
  • Agree to only have sex with each other.
  • Use latex condoms from start to finish every time you have sex.

Talk with your healthcare provider about your sex life, and ask what STD tests you should be getting and how often.

  • Not all medical checkups include STD testing, so don’t assume that you’ve been tested unless you discuss it with your provider.
  • Ask your healthcare provider whether certain vaccines, like the hepatitis B vaccine or the HPV vaccine are right for you.

TEST.

Get tested. It’s the only way to know for sure if you have an STD.

Many STDs don’t cause any symptoms, so you could have one and not know. If you’re having sex, getting tested is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health.

Find out which STD tests CDC recommends for you. Even if you’re pregnant, you can still get an STD. If you’re having sex, you’re still at risk.

If you’re not comfortable talking with your regular healthcare provider about STDs, view the list of STD testing sites in Butte County that provide confidential testing that’s free or low cost:

Oroville Testing Sites:

  • Butte County Public Health Clinic:
    78 Table Mountain | 552-3918
  • Ampla Health:
    2800 Lincoln St. | 537-7500
  • Butte College, Student Health Center:
    3536 Butte Campus Drive | 895-2441
  • Comprehensive Care Walk-In:
    900 Oro Dam Blvd. E | 990-7370
  • Urgent Care Clinic at Dove’s Landing:
    2450 Oro Dam Blvd. | 712-2310
  • Oroville Women’s Health:
    2809 Olive Hwy #320 | 532-8181
  • Feather River Tribal Health:
    2145 5th Ave., Oroville | 532-6811

Paradise Testing Sites

Feather River Health Center: 5125 Skyway Rd. | 872-200

Magalia Testing Sites

Ampla Health: 14137 Lakeridge Ct. | 873-5030

Chico Testing Sites:

  • Butte County Public Health Clinic:
    695 Oleander Ave | 552-3959
  • Ampla Health:
    680 Cohasset Rd. | 342-4395
  • CSU, Chico, Student Health Center:
    601 Warner St | 898-5241
  • Women's Health Specialists:
    1469 Humboldt Rd., #200 | 891-1911
  • Planned Parenthood:
    3100 Cohasset Rd. Chico | 342-8367
  • Northern Valley Indian Health: 
  • 845 W. East Ave | 896-9400 500
  • Enloe Prompt care:
  • 888 Lakeside Village Commons | 332-6850 560 Cohasset Rd. | 332-4111

Gridley Testing Sites

Ampla Health: 520 Kentucky St. | 846-6231

TREAT.

If you test positive for an STD, work with your healthcare provider to get the correct treatment.

Some STDs can be cured with the right medicine from your healthcare provider, and all STDs are treatable. Make sure your treatment works by doing these things:

  • Take all of the medication your healthcare provider prescribes, even if you start feeling better or your symptoms go away.
  • Don’t share your medicine with anyone.
  • Avoid having sex again until you and your sex partner(s) have all completed treatment.

Treat yourself and your partner.

If you are diagnosed with an STD ask your healthcare provider about the Patient Delivered Partner Therapy (PDPT) program. Through this program, patients diagnosed with a Chlamydia or Gonorrhea infection may be supplied with free medication to give to their exposed sex partners without the partners needing to be examined prior to treatment. This timely treatment can help to prevent repeat infections.

PDPT It is an evidence-based alternative for treating sex partners who are unable or unlikely to visit a health center. This program is intended for uninsured or underinsured sex partners of patients diagnosed with a Chlamydia or Gonorrhea infection.

Butte County Public Health Clinics are pleased to offer PDPT. Funding for this program was made possible through California’s Title X funded Essential Access Health (EAH) Program.


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Oroville, CA 95965

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Oroville, CA 95965

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Danette York, M.P.H., Director
Robert Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Health Officer
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