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It’s easy to find free STD testing near Kingwood. Many clinics offer free testing or a sliding fee scale if you’re uninsured. Testing is available to anyone age 13 and over on a walk-in or by appointment basis.
STDs are prevalent in Texas. According to the CDC, the state had the single highest rate of congenital syphilis per capita in 2019. Residents also reported more than 129,000 cases of chlamydia that year alone. This makes it important to be proactive about your sexual health with regular STD testing.
Avenue 360 provides free STD testing, as well as PrEP services and hepatitis vaccines. If you’re between 13 and 24, you can visit the Baylor Teen Health Clinic on Cavalcade in Houston for free STD testing for yourself and a partner, even if your partner is older than 24. The Harris County Public Health Humble Clinic offers free syphilis and rapid HIV testing and low-cost chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes testing.
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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.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:
Avenue 360 provides free HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis testing. It also offers PrEP if you’re uninsured and HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. All other low-cost health care service fees are charged on a sliding scale based on what you can afford. An eligibility specialist can help you determine how much your visit will cost. The clinic also accepts private insurance and Medicaid and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9816 Memorial Boulevard, Suite 120 Humble, TX 77338, 281-570-2525
Males and females between the ages of 13 and 24 can receive HIV/AIDS and STD education, screening, treatment, and case management services at Baylor’s Teen Health Clinic. The clinic tests HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital warts, bacterial vaginosis, herpes, and yeast infections. All services are free or low-cost, but you won’t be refused service if you can’t pay. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are suggested. The clinic has Spanish-speaking staff and operates Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
3815 Cavalcade Street Houston, TX 77026, 713-673-1655
Harris County Public Health offers HIV/STD education, counseling, testing, and access to care at its Humble Clinic. You can receive free syphilis and rapid HIV testing and low-cost chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes testing by calling 713-212-6800 to schedule an appointment. The health clinic is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the second Saturday of each month. It accepts private insurance and Medicaid and offers a sliding fee scale if you qualify.
1730 Humble Place Drive Humble, TX 77338, 832-927-7350
You can receive free HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis testing at Legacy Community Health’s Montrose Clinic. It also offers PrEP if you’re uninsured and low-cost chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, and herpes testing. The clinic takes private insurance and Medicaid, but it also offers a sliding fee scale if you qualify. Walk-ins for free services, appointments for STD testing and treatment, and same-day PrEP and PEP are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1415 California Street Houston, TX 77006, (713) 814 3300
Planned Parenthood operates the Northville Health Center of Houston, where you can receive low-cost HIV and syphilis testing and chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital warts, herpes, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomoniasis testing and treatment. The center also provides standard and internal condoms, PrEP, and HPV vaccines. Interpretation services are available for most languages, including American Sign Language. Northville Health Center’s hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
9919 North Freeway Service Road, Suite 107 Houston, TX 77037, 713-514-1106