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The best way to be proactive about your sexual health is to get regular STD testing since many STDs can have no symptoms. Longview has clinics where you can get free or low-cost STD tests that are confidential.
Texas had the highest rate of reported congenital syphilis in the nation in 2019. Chlamydia and gonorrhea were less common in the state but still prevalent, making it important for Longview residents to get regular STD testing to protect their sexual health.
Planned Parenthood’s clinic in nearby Tyler, Texas, provides a full array of sexual health services for men and women, including STD testing, as well as telehealth appointments if you have a partner who tested positive for an STD. If you’re HIV positive yourself, you can also get specialty HIV healthcare through Longview’s Special Health Resources clinic.
Jim Meyer Comprehensive Health Center
Longview Wellness Center
Longview South Clinic
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 Gregg County Health Department’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic operates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. At this clinic, you can be tested for HIV and common STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis. Treatment is available if you test positive. The clinic does not test for or treat herpes or genital warts. Appointments for service aren’t required, but you must sign at the clinic by 10:00 a.m. on the day you want to be tested. Services are available to anyone who lives within the state.
405 East Marshall Avenue, Suite 104 Longview, TX 75601, 903-237-2620
Longview Wellness Center is a low-cost clinic that provides testing and treatment for STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes, and syphilis, through their gynecology department. It also administers rapid HIV tests and vaccines for hepatitis A and B. In addition to STD services, Longview Wellness Center provides a dental clinic, family medicine, gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, and behavioral health services. The clinic accepts most types of health insurance, and it has a sliding fee schedule for qualifying clients. To schedule an appointment, you can call the clinic or submit the online form.
1107 East Marchall Avenue Longview, TX 75601, 903-758-2610
Special Health Resources is a nonprofit organization that operates clinics in East Texas, including one in Longview. The clinic provides free STD testing services, including testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes, and syphilis. Many locations, including Longview, also provide specialty healthcare for HIV patients. Appointments are required for service and can be scheduled by calling the clinic. In addition to STD testing and treatment, the clinic provides pediatric services, same-day sick care, and women’s primary care.
410 North 4th Street Longview, TX 75601, 903-234-8808
Tyler Health Center is located about 40 miles from Longview in Tyler. The Planned Parenthood clinic provides a full array of sexual health services for men and women, including testing for STDs, such as herpes, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Testing is administered through exams, urine or blood cultures, or throat swabs, and the on-site nurses can help you determine which tests you need. The clinic accepts most insurance plans, and discounts are available if you qualify. Appointments are encouraged and can be booked online or over the phone. Telehealth STD services are available if you don’t have symptoms but have a partner who tested positive.
601 Turtle Creek Drive Tyler, TX 75701, 903-581-8277