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Many clinics in and around Grand Prairie offer free or low-cost and confidential STD testing. You don’t need insurance to be tested and can find walk-in or by-appointment options available.
According to the CDC, Texans reported more new cases of congenital syphilis than any other state in 2019. There were also more than 129,000 new cases of chlamydia reported in the state that same year. With new STD cases every year, it’s important to be proactive about your sexual health through regular STD testing.
AIDS Outreach Center offers outreach, prevention, and community information services to anyone living with HIV, as well as free syphilis and HIV testing to all individuals. Planned Parenthood operates the Southwest Fort Worth Health Center, located about 30 miles from Grand Prairie, where you can get low-cost STD testing and treatment with or without insurance. The Tarrant County Public Health Department provides free or low-cost and confidential STD testing at Arlington and Fort Worth clinic locations.
Womens Services and Family Clinic
Arlington Health Center
Arlington Public Health Center
School of Health Professions
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:
AIDS Outreach Center is a large nonprofit organization that offers outreach, prevention, and community information services to individuals living with HIV. It provides a full range of HIV and STD testing at its facility and pop-up testing sites. You have access to HIV early detection and rapid testing and tests for syphilis, herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. All screening is provided free of charge, and the organization offers free treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Services are provided on a walk-in basis on Mondays and Wednesdays and by appointment on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Appointments can be made over the phone or via the online booking tool.
400 North Beach Street Fort Worth, TX 76111, 817-335-1994
Pregnancy Resource Center of Grand Prairie is a nonprofit organization that provides various services for pregnant women. In addition to free pregnancy tests, free sonogram services, and referrals to other community agencies, you can get free STD screenings for chlamydia and gonorrhea, as well as educational resources for other STDs. Appointments are required for services and can be made over the phone or by requesting contact via the website’s online form.
2305 Oak Lane, Building 4B, Suite 101 Grand Prairie, TX 75051 972-642-3877
Southwest Fort Worth Health Center, located about 30 miles from Grand Prairie, is operated by Planned Parenthood. It offers affordable access to general health care services for males and females, pregnancy testing and services, and testing and treatment for STDs. Some STDs for which you can test include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, herpes, and HIV. Tests may be conducted via a urine sample, blood draw, or throat swab, and results are available within a few days to a few weeks, depending on the test. To schedule an appointment, you should call the clinic or use the online booking tool.
6464 John Ryan Drive, Suite B Fort Worth, TX 76132, 817-276-8063
The Tarrant County Public Health Department provides free or low-cost STD testing at its Arlington and Fort Worth clinic locations, as well as venues other than the department’s primary clinics, such as LVT Rise and Tarrant County Community College. STDs that you may be tested for include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, HPV, and trichomoniasis. Herpes tests are available to those who have symptoms. You are directed to call for STD results and return for follow-up examinations. All testing is confidential, and HIV tests are conducted anonymously. Service fees apply and are charged based on the client’s income. To ensure prompt service, you should call the clinic on the morning you wish to be tested.
1101 South Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76104, 817-321-4800
The University of Texas School of Health Professions’ Community Prevention and Intervention Unit is located in Dallas, about 10 miles from Grand Prairie. It offers a full array of activities to prevent and promote awareness of health-related conditions. CPIU provides access to testing, counseling, and referral services for STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. This unit also offers medical monitoring and linkage to care for those who have recently been diagnosed with HIV and AIDS and HIV support groups. For information about accessing CPIU’s programs or scheduling STD testing services, you should call the clinic.
8150 Brookriver Boulevard, Suite S-400 Dallas, TX 75247, 469-291-2873