Disclosure: We evaluate products and services independently, but we may receive a referral fee on the services featured on this page.
|Local STD labs and clinics||Community STD testing centers||Ways to get tested|
Getting tested for STDs is quick, easy, and inexpensive in Amarillo. You don’t need parental consent if you’re at least 13 years of age and you can get tested with or without medical insurance.
According to the CDC, Texas was the state with the highest rate of congenital syphilis per capita in 2019. The state also experienced thousands of new cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea that were also reported in that year alone. Regular STD testing is an important step to protecting your sexual health.
Amarillo Urgent Care has an in-house lab where you can get low-cost STD testing along with treatment. It also has some of the lowest self-pay costs in the area if you’re uninsured. The City of Amarillo Department of Public Health only charges $20 for STD testing and $5 for STD treatment, where anyone 13 or over can get tested without parental consent.
Downtown Womens Clinic
Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.
You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.
At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.
Choose the STD testing option you’re most comfortable with:
At home: You can test for STDs at home using a kit and send your sample to a lab for analysis.
If you think you might have an STD, it’s best to get tested. STDs don’t go away if you ignore them; they’ll just get worse and could grow into more serious health consequences. If left untreated, some STDs can lead to issues like infertility and more serious infections. You can also spread STDs to sexual partners if you have an untreated infection.
Ask your health care provider for STD testing recommendations or follow CDC recommendations for STD testing.
You can request specific STD tests or a full panel. An STD clinic can recommend tests based on your sexual health and symptoms.
A routine STD panel may include:
A full-panel STD test adds:
The cost of an STD test will vary by location and test type. Some clinics, usually community or nonprofit clinics, offer free or low-cost testing. Labs, clinics, and at-home testing companies may accept insurance to cover or lower your cost of testing.
Lab testing fees range from $8 to $150. At home tests cost between $35 and $175 per test.
Appointment policies vary by location, so call ahead or check the clinic website before you head in for a test. Some clinics or testing centers accept walk-ins or have same-day or next-day appointments.
Your STD test results time will depend on the test. Some clinics offer rapid HIV testing, which can offer results in less than 30 minutes. Bacterial STD testing (chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis) takes several days to get results, while viral STD testing (HPV, herpes, or HIV) results can take just one to two days.
Community-based STD testing organizations generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
If you’re concerned about visiting your regular doctor or can’t afford the cost of private testing, a community testing center may be able to help. While community testing centers may charge a fee for STD testing, it’s common to find free or low-cost testing from these resources:
Amarillo Urgent Care provides low-cost STD testing through its in-house lab along with treatment. If your medical provider determines you need to see a specialist for treatment, the clinic can make a referral and set up an appointment for you. It will also provide you with copies of your test results and medical records. Amarillo Urgent Care accepts private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid and has some of the lowest self-pay costs in the area if you’re uninsured. Appointments aren’t necessary, and walk-ins are welcome from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
1915 South Coulter Road Amarillo, Texas 79106, 806-352-5400
The City of Amarillo DPH provides low-cost STD testing and treatment by same-day appointment only Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can schedule testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV for $20. Trichomoniasis testing for females is also available for $8.72, and STD treatment is only $5. There’s no parent necessary to receive services if you’re aged 13 or older. Pregnant women can’t be seen. The clinic accepts private insurance and Medicaid, offers a sliding fee scale, and provides free condoms.
1000 Martin Road Amarillo, TX 79107, 806-378-6300
Haven Health requires an appointment for services, including low-cost chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, hepatitis B and C, herpes, and syphilis testing. It also provides HPV and hepatitis B vaccines and free condoms. Translation services are available through Language Line. The charge for assistance, if any, is based on your income and family size. Haven Health accepts commercial insurance, Medicaid, and self-pay. It’s open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12: 00 p.m.
1 Medical Drive Amarillo, TX 79106, 806-322-3599
Planned Parenthood’s Lubbock Health Center, located 114 miles from Amarillo, offers low-cost HIV and syphilis testing and chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, genital warts, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomoniasis testing and treatment. It also provides HPV vaccines, PrEP/PEP services, male/female condoms, and dental dams. Services are available in English and Spanish, with interpretation by phone for other languages. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are taken as the schedule allows. Clinic hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
3716 22nd Place Lubbock, TX 79410, 806-696-3436
RHN is a private, not-for-profit corporation that offers low-cost STD testing at its Amarillo Ross Street Medical facility. You must enroll as a patient to receive chlamydia, HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis testing. The facility also provides HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. It accepts most insurance plans, including CHIP, Medicaid, and Medicare. RHN also provides sliding fee discounts if you qualify. It operates Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
3113 Ross Street Amarillo, TX 79118, 806-374-7341