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You have many options for STD testing in Huntsville. With clinics open every day of the week, getting tested is easy to fit into your schedule. Results can be available in as little as a few minutes or a couple of days, and testing is available to anyone age 12 and over.
Alabama had the third-highest rate of gonorrhea cases in 2019, according to the CDC. Chlamydia and syphilis were also prevalent in the state.
American Family Care Madison performs walk-in STD testing at its on-site clinical laboratory seven days a week, with results available within a few minutes to a couple of days. The Madison County Health Department provides walk-in STD testing, and Northeast Alabama Health Services Incorporated offers a sliding fee program if you’re uninsured, with tests available for as little as $16.
Madison County Health Department
Huntsville Family Health 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.a While community testing centers may charge a fee for STD testing, it’s common to find free or low-cost testing from these resources:
American Family Care Madison offers on-site clinical laboratory services that include STD testing. Lab testing is offered on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Depending on the test(s) you’re getting, turnaround time maybe a few minutes to a couple of days. The clinic also provides hepatitis A and B vaccines. All services require a fee.
7559 Highway 72 West Madison, AL 35758, (256) 562-0850
CNAHSI’s Huntsville Family Health Center has an on-site CLIA-certified laboratory and offers low-cost HIV, chlamydia, hepatitis B and C, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis testing. Some tests are sent off-site for analysis. Lab services are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The health center also provides HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. You must make an appointment to receive HIV/STD services. You can use private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare. If you’re uninsured, it offers a sliding fee scale if you qualify.
751 Pleasant Row Northwest Huntsville, AL 35816, 256-533-6311
The Madison County Health Department provides STD testing during walk-in clinic hours Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can receive low-cost, confidential testing, counseling, and treatment for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. The health department also offers HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines, accepts private insurance, and has a sliding fee scale if you qualify. All services are available to anyone aged 12 or older, with free language assistance services in Spanish, Chinese, and others.
301 Max Luther Drive Northwest Huntsville, AL 35811, 256-533-8751 or 256-532-1928
NEAHSI’s Woodville Clinic offers chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and conventional HIV testing and accepts most commercial insurance plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. It also offers a sliding fee discount program. If you qualify, you may pay as little as $16 for services. Most lab services are contracted out, so lab charges are billed separately, but charges are discounted if you qualify for a sliding fee. The Woodville Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. but closes from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.
13624 County Road 8 Woodville, AL 35776, 256-776-5615
For a low-cost fee, thrive Alabama’s Huntsville Wellness Clinic tests for and treats chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and vaginitis. It also provides free hepatitis C and rapid-result HIV testing, and fee-based conventional HIV testing. Thrive Alabama offers a sliding fee scale if you qualify. It also accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. Services are available Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon.
600 St. Clair Avenue Southwest Building 7, Suite 18 Huntsville, AL 35801, 256-382-5696