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There are many clinics around Henderson, Nevada where you can get free or low-cost STD testing. You can make an appointment or choose a location that accepts walk-ins. Some clinics take insurance, but you won’t be turned away if you don’t have insurance or can’t pay.
According to the CDC, Nevada had the highest rate of new primary and secondary syphilis cases per capita of any U.S. state in 2019. It also had the fourth-highest rate of new congenital syphilis cases per capita and above-average rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea that year.
You can get free HIV and low-cost STD testing at The Center in Las Vegas Monday through Thursday. Huntridge Family Clinic gives out free at-home HIV tests and condoms, in addition to its low-cost STD testing. The Nevada Health Centers-Henderson Family Health Center accepts walk-ins, although appointments are recommended and can be made easily over the phone. Saturday testing is available at Planned Parenthood’s Las Vegas East Flamingo Center.
Las Vegas East Flamingo Center
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:
The Center supplies free HIV testing and low-cost syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or until it reaches capacity. Services are provided to all Nevada residents with proof of residency. The Center accepts most insurance and Medicaid and offers a sliding scale if you’re uninsured. Costs include $60 for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis; PrEP for $10; syphilis testing alone for $10; screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia alone for $50; and STD treatment for $50. Free condoms are available upon request.
401 South Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-733-9800
Huntridge provides low-cost chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C testing. Condoms and an at-home HIV self-testing kit are available free of charge. It accepts many commercial insurance providers, Medicaid, and non-HMO Medicare plans, and it offers a sliding scale if you’re uninsured. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a specialty clinic for new HIV/PrEP patients on Fridays. Huntridge offers same-day appointments if you’re seeking PEP.
1820 East Sahara Avenue, Suite 201 Las Vegas, NV 89104, 702-979-1111
Henderson Family Health Center provides chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, herpes, and hepatitis B and C testing, and HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. It accepts most private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare and offers a sliding fee scale if you’re uninsured. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closes for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
98 East Lake Mead Parkway, #103 Henderson, NV 89015, 702-868-0327 or 800-787-2568
Planned Parenthood’s Las Vegas East Flamingo Center offers HIV testing and gonorrhea, chlamydia, and genital warts testing and treatment by appointment or walk-in. Services are provided in English and Spanish on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3300 East Flamingo Road #25 Las Vegas, NV 89121, 702-547-9888
SNHD’s Sexual Health Clinic furnishes testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, hepatitis, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas. It also provides counseling, referrals, partner notification, PrEP, PEP, and free male and female condoms. Appointments are recommended, with limited walk-ins seen when staffing permits. Fees are based on your income and household size, but you won’t be denied service due to an inability to pay. Clinic hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clinic closes every day for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
280 South Decatur Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89107, (702) 759-0702