Glendale Heights is a city in DuPage County, IL. The most recent reports state that in 2019 there were 416 cases of Chlamydia, 70 reported cases of Gonorrhea, and a total of 5 cases of Syphilis. The latest data for HIV showed 606 reported cases.
Cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea are up, and syphilis, which was once near elimination, is thriving, according to county health officials. The increase in syphilis cases follows a national trend, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
DuPage County Health Department manages the population health of Glendale Heights. They support programs such as HIV Care Connect that connect people living with HIV and the Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline.
DuPage County Health further supports Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, Expedited Partner Therapy, and condom campaign information.
When choosing a location to get tested, there are a variety of options available. In Glendale Heights, there is an urgent care clinic on Army Trail Rd. In nearby Bloomingdale, there is a clinic on Gary Ave.
Other clinics to choose from are the Addison Family Health Center in Addison on Lake St, DuPage County Health Department clinic in Wheaton on North County Farm Rd, and Access West Chicago Family Health Center on Roosevelt in West Chicago.
While there are many options to choose from, not all clinics may offer free STD testing. Some clinics may also have long wait times, inconvenient hours, or a doctor may not be available to speak with.