Fontana, California is the second-most populous city in San Bernardino County. The name comes from the Italian word for fountain, and was assigned because of the city’s close proximity to the Santa Ana River. In 2017, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health asked for community support in raising STD awareness. By starting a task force they aim to increase the number of people getting screened for preventable diseases. They encourage all sexually active residents of the Fontana area to get tested.
San Bernardino County reported large increases in both gonorrhea and chlamydia back in 2016 with 60 percent of all new STDs coming from teens and young adults (ages 15-24). After no cases of congenital syphilis in 2011, that number jumped to 20 in 2016 and continues to rise.
Pregnant women with untreated infections risk their infants being born prematurely or even stillborn. Congenital syphilis is completely preventable, it’s important to get tested at least yearly for STDs even if you have no symptoms.
For affordable, STD clinic locations near the Fontana area, your best bet is to travel to San Bernardino. There they have 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 income (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 free testing or low-cost services.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Fontana clinics with our easy-to-read chart.