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Broken Arrow offers many confidential, low cost, or free options if you need to get tested for an STD. Whether you’re worried about exposure, or just want to get tested regularly, taking control of your sexual health is easy.
While Oklahoma ranks 16th in the United States for reported cases of chlamydia per 100,000 people, it ranks much higher in case rates in gonorrhea, where it ranks 6th, primary and secondary, and congenital syphilis, where it ranks 5th and 7th, respectively. It’s important for the health of you and your partner to get tested regularly or if you feel you’ve been expose.
If you live Broken Arrow, there are six locations to find testing and other services, all of which are free or low cost. Wagoner County Health Department offers confidential testing for most STDs, and staff members won’t contact your parents or guardian, if you’re under 18. Planned Parenthood offers a range of testing options, as well as vaccines and a sliding-fee scale, if you need the option.
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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:
If you reside or work north of Broken Arrow, you may want to consider seeking medical or dental services at one of two Community Health Connection clinics. The clinics’ trained professionals offer bilingual Spanish and English services for men, women, and adolescents, delivering confidential screening and treatment for STDs. If you’re uninsured, Community Health Connection works with you on a sliding-fee scale and accepts a variety of insurance plans. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
2321 E. Third St. Tulsa, Okla. 74104, 918-622-0641
H.O.P.E. offers you free and low-cost STD and HIV testing and referrals by appointment at its clinic, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. It also provides mobile van services throughout the county, and test results are usually available to you within 30 minutes. The facility’s trained professionals also provide you with confidential counseling services, including information for PrEP and PEP HIV prevention resources.
3540 E. 31st St., Suite 3 Tulsa, Okla. 74135, 918-749-8378
Planned Parenthood offers you a full range of STD and HIV/AIDS testing and treatment services, as well as HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. The clinic is open varying hours Monday through Saturday and works with you if you’re uninsured, providing a sliding-fee scale. Planned Parenthood also accepts a range of insurance plans. Whether you’re a man, woman, or adolescent, trained professionals provide confidential services. It also offers you general health care, pregnancy testing, and abortion resources.
1007 S. Peoria Ave. Tulsa, Okla. 74120, 918-858-4661
The Tulsa Health Department provides you with a wide range of health care services at several locations throughout Tulsa County, including Broken Arrow. Its team of trained Spanish and English-speaking professionals offers STD testing, treatment, and counseling. The facilities’ $20 fee includes an exam, lab and blood testing, and counseling. Free and low-cost medication is also available according to need. While walk-ins are accepted, you’re encourage to make an appointment. Days and hours vary by location.
315 S. Utica Ave. Tulsa, Okla. 74104, 918-582-9355
The health department’s clinic tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, as well as HIV. Its services are free and confidential for you, including if you are under 18. Staff members do not contact parents or legal guardians; however, you’re encouraged to do so if you’re a minor. The clinic’s services are available by appointment only, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. The facility also offers children’s health services, immunizations, and family planning resources.
212 N. Pierce Ave. Wagoner, Okla. 74467, 918-485-3022