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Staying proactive about your sexual health means getting regular STD testing if you’re sexually active. If you live in Lawton, you have several options for free or low-cost STD testing nearby.
Gonnorhea and syphilis are two of the most common STDs in Oklahoma. The state had the sixth-highest rate of gonorrhea per capita, the fifth-highest rate of primary and secondary syphilis per capita, and the seventh-highest rate of congenital syphilis per capita in the nation during 2019. It’s important to get tested for STDs regularly.
There are several ways to access free or low-cost STD testing in and around Lawton. The Comanche County Health Department offers confidential testing and treatment on a walk-in basis at its Lawton clinic, or you can make an appointment at the Lawton Community Health Center. While the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic is 90 miles from Lawton in Oklahoma City, the clinic has telehealth services to help you determine if a visit is necessary.
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 Anadarko Indiana Health Center is located in Anadarko, about 40 miles from Lawton. This state-operated clinic offers free HIV testing and low-cost STD testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. In addition to STD services, the clinic provides a weekly diabetes clinic, several monthly specialty clinics, including women’s health and wound care, primary care, acute care, and management of chronic health conditions. To make an appointment, call the clinic directly at 405-247-7900.
201 East Parker McKenzie Drive Anadarko, OK 73005, 405-247-7900
Big Pasture Health Center is located about 40 miles from Lawton in the city of Grandfield. This Variety Care clinic provides STD testing and treatment services for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Insurance is accepted, and the clinic has a sliding fee schedule if you don’t have or want to use your insurance. Along with STD services, the clinic assists with enrolling in the state’s Medicaid program and provides chronic disease management, labs and vaccinations, and behavioral health care. Appointments are required for services and can be made by calling the clinic during normal business hours.
201 West 1st Street Grandfield, OK 73546, 405-632-6688
Located about 90 miles from Lawton, the Central Oklahoma City Clinic is the closest Planned Parenthood clinic. The clinic provides testing and treatment for a broad range of STDs, including herpes, syphilis, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Test results are typically available within a few days to a few weeks, depending on the type of test. Appointments are required for services and can be scheduled over the phone or through the online booking tool. If you don’t have symptoms but suspect you may have contracted an STD, the clinic offers telehealth services.
619 Northwest 23rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103, 405-528-2157
The Comanche County Health Department provides a full array of free and low-cost healthcare services for residents in Lawton and the surrounding region. You can be tested for gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. If you test positive, you’ll be given treatment. Testing is confidential and is available on a walk-in basis. A limited number of testing slots are available each day, so you’re encouraged to arrive as close to 8 a.m. as possible. Other services offered by the department include family planning, STD prevention, and education, and birth control.
1010 South Sheridan Road Lawton, OK 73501, 580-248-5890
Lawton Community Health Center provides sexual health services to residents in the Lawton region, including STD testing and treatment for common STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The clinic accepts most major health insurance plans, as well as the state’s Medicaid program. If you’re uninsured, it offers a sliding fee schedule to ensure affordable care. Appointments are required for service and can be scheduled over the phone. In addition to providing STD services, the clinic also offers primary care, pediatrics, behavioral health, and dental services.
3811 W Gore Blvd #6, Lawton, OK 73505, (580) 250-6525