What are the STI test options in Rialto,CA?
Unfortunately, being right at the edge of the Greater Los Angeles Metro area and San Bernardino County puts Rialto in a high risk area for sexually transmitted diseases. In 2017, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health requested community support in elevating STD awareness. A task force was established that aimed to increase the number of people getting tested for preventable diseases and infections. They encourage all sexually active residents of the Rialto area to get tested early and often.
San Bernardino County reported large increases in both gonorrhea and chlamydia back in 2016 with 60 percent of new STDs coming from teens and young adults (ages 15-24).
After no cases of congenital syphilis in 2011, that number moved up to 20 in 2016 and continues to trend upwards. Pregnant women with untreated infections risk children being born prematurely or even stillborn. Congenital syphilis is 100% preventable, it’s crucial to get tested at least yearly for STDs even if you have no symptoms.
For affordable, STD clinic locations near the Rialto 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 off 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 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 Rialto clinics with our easy-to-read chart.