What are the STI test options in San Dimas,CA?
San Dimas, CA, a city in Los Angeles County, isn’t safe from the major STD outbreak engulfing the state. In 2016, 67% of all STDs reported in LA county were chlamydia, followed by gonorrhea with 25% and syphilis with 7%. This is an increase of 138% for chlamydia, 93% for gonorrhea, and 33% over a 10-year-period.
The majority of new gonorrhea and syphilis infections in 2016 were men, and most of the new chlamydia diagnoses are women.
In San Gabriel Valley, near San Dimas, the number of new syphilis infections went from 166 in 2012 to 366 in 2016. During the same time gonorrhea went from 919 to 1,918, and chlamydia jumped from 6,387 to 6,467.
Health officials in LA County are concerned about the growing number of HIV infections. With 60,000 people living in the area with HIV, their focus is on community awareness and treatment to lower the rate of new diagnoses.
You can find several locations in and near San Dimas for STD testing. Many sites include treatment and follow-up care in the same facility. Walk-in services are available at Rite Medical Clinic Urgent Care on the corner of W Holt Ave and N Date St in Pomona.
The nearest Planned Parenthood is at the Glendora Health Center on W Historic Rt 66 and is easy to access via bus route 188 that stops on the corner of Rt 66 and Glendora Ave.
Free STD testing services might be available at some facilities. They will require proof of income, and walk-in services may take a few hours with no guarantee of being seen.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.