As is the case in many communities, Will County, including the city of New Lenox as seen a steady increase in both chlamydia and gonorrhea rates over the last several years.
According to state health records, the number of newly reported chlamydia cases rose by nearly 9 percent, as the number of new cases reported jumped from 2,692 cases in 2017 to 2,928 cases in 2018. Gonorrhea rates, on the other hand, increased 9 percent over the same timeframe, as the number of newly reported cases rose from 640 cases in 2017 to 714 cases in 2018.
After reaching a peak of 46 newly reported cases of syphilis (primary and secondary stages) in 2016, Will County records show just 21 newly reported cases in 2018.
Will County surveillance reports show that as of December 31, 2017, there were 787 county residents living with HIV or AIDS.
There are several medical centers in New Lenox that may offer STD testing options, including the Minute Clinic, Silver Cross Outpatient Testing, and Physician Immediate Care – New Lenox. Many private doctor offices and healthcare centers in New Lenox might also provide STD or HIV testing. Many of these facilities are located along East Lincoln Highway or just off West Maple Road.
There are a few other nearby clinics that may offer STD or HIV testing, including Oak Lawn Immediate Care (Oak Lawn), Regional CARE Association (Joliet), Illinois State Health Center (Orland Park), and the Aliveness Project (Hammond).
Some healthcare facilities even advertise low-cost or free STD testing. It’s important to note, however, that some clinics have walk-in hours only, which may result in long wait times. In addition, after-test care or doctor consultations may not be available onsite.