Redlands; with its historic architecture, rich cultural history and influence, beautiful scenery, and never-ending list of parks and activities to divulge in, this gem of San Bernardino County has nearly limitless ways to be enjoyed. Unfortunately that can have consequences it seems. The area has seen an increase in syphilis cases over the last decade. After a few years of reported decreases, gonorrhea and chlamydia are also now on the rise.
County officials state that the best way to stay on top of your health, other than using protection, is to get regular screening for STDs, as many can be better treated if caught early on.
For 2015, the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, including Redlands, showed a rate of 171 per 100,000 people infected by gonorrhea. The same year, chlamydia rates were at 555 for every 100,000 people. For primary and secondary syphilis the rate has climbed to 15 per 100,000. This may sound low, but it is a 30 percent increase from numbers reported in 2014.
The reported cases for new diagnosis of people living with HIV in LA County are continuing to show a steady decrease. Medical professionals in the Redlands believe this is, in part, thanks to regular health screenings, prevention education, and treatment.
If you’re in the Redlands area, there are a few options available to you. The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health on Lugonia avenue is one affordable spot for STI and HIV screening. The Student Health Center, and Beaver Medical Group – Redlands Main can all conveniently be found within a couple of blocks of Sylvan Park and University of Redlands. If you currently attend University of Redlands, check their campus calendar for free testing.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Redlands clinics with our easy-to-read chart.