Being right at the edge of the San Bernardino County and Greater Los Angeles Metro area puts Chino right in the STD crosshairs. In 2017, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health requested community support in raising STD awareness. A task force was established that aimed to up the number of people getting screened for preventable diseases. They encourage sexually active residents of Chino and the rest of this California region to get tested early and often.
San Bernardino County reported a large increase in both chlamydia and gonorrhea back in 2016 with 60 percent of all new STDs coming from young adults and even teens (ages 15-24).
After no cases of congenital syphilis in 2011, that number spiked to 20 in 2016 and continues to rise. Pregnant women with untreated infections risk children being born prematurely or stillborn. Congenital syphilis is 100% preventable so it’s crucial to get tested at least yearly for STDs even if you have no symptoms.
For affordable STD clinic locations near the Chino area, your best bet is to travel to San Bernardino. There you can find a Planned Parenthood where you can get tested for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B—no appointments necessary. Payment is on a sliding scale based on your ability to pay (bring proof) and they will not turn you away if you are unable to pay. Another option is the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Clinic. They offer the same tests as Planned Parenthood (except herpes and hepatitis C) and you may be eligible for a free STD testing or low-cost services.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Chino clinics with our easy-to-read chart.