I. STD Directory in Midland, TX

Showing 2 Testing Locations in Midland
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Midland Health Department

Midland Health and Senior Services

free / low cost
3303 W Illinois
Ste 22
Midland, TX 79704
(432) 681-7613
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
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  • Notes: STD/HIV testing: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 8am-2pm. This schedule is subject to change based
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Texas Department of State Health Services

Midland Office

free / low cost
2301 N Big Spring St
Ste 300
Midland, TX 79705
(432) 683-9492

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Notes: Please call for HIV testing information.
  • Fee Information
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes

Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are the three most prevalent STDs in Midland County. Public health officials are especially concerned about the sudden increase in the county’s syphilis rate.

Chlamydia

The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that Midland County had 829 cases of chlamydia in 2018. Although the rate per 100,000 declined between 2017 and 2018, Midland County still has one of the higher chlamydia rates in the Permian Basin region of Texas. For example, nearby Pecos County has a much lower chlamydia rate of 51.0 cases per 100,000. Crane and Andrews Counties also have lower chlamydia rates than Midland County, with 2018 rates of 41.7 per 100,000 and 110.3 per 100,000, respectively. Midland County’s chlamydia rate is also significantly higher than the rates of nearby Glasscock and Reagan Counties. Glasscock County had a chlamydia rate of 216.1 per 100,000 in 2018, while Reagan County had a chlamydia rate of 294.0 per 100,000.

Gonorrhea

Midland County also has a high gonorrhea rate compared to many other counties in Texas, even though the county rate is somewhat lower than the state rate. In 2018, Midland County reported 131.0 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 people, an increase from 116.7 cases per 100,000 in 2017. The gonorrhea rate for Midland County also increased between 2016 and 2017, which could indicate the start of a troubling trend.

Syphilis

Midland County’s STD statistics are especially concerning when comparing the 2017 syphilis rate to the 2018 syphilis rate. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that Midland County had 42 cases of syphilis in 2018, a rate of 24.3 per 100,000. The rate of primary and secondary syphilis cases increased to 7.0 per 100,000 in 2018 from 4.8 per 100,000 in 2017.

Syphilis Incidence Rates in Midland, 2011-2018

STDs spread quickly from an infected person to his or her sexual partners. Some sexually transmitted infections also have no early warning signs, which means it’s possible to spread them without knowing it. Therefore, anyone sexually active needs to get tested regularly. Annual testing is recommended for women under the age of 25, gay men, and bisexual men. Pregnant women should also be tested for syphilis early in their pregnancies. More frequent testing may be needed if an individual has multiple partners or has sexual contact with someone who has been diagnosed with an STD.

III. STD Resources in Midland, TX

Ector County Health Department

For Midland residents who are concerned about their privacy, the Ector County Health Department in nearby Odessa offers STD testing Mondays through Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Testing is also available on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Ector County Health Department charges just $20 for an STD or HIV test, making this an affordable option for anyone in need of testing. The testing site accepts walk-ins only.

300 N. Grant Avenue
Odessa, TX 79761
432-491-4141
Ector.tx.us

Midland Health Department

The Midland Health Department offers HIV blood testing as well as testing for gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. Testing services are typically available Tuesday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. However, the schedule is subject to change based on staff availability and the number of patients in need of services each day. Individuals in need of testing are advised to call to make sure walk-in appointments are available. Staff members are also available to provide HIV test counseling and distribute free condoms to walk-in patients.

3303 W. Illinois Avenue, Space 22
Midland, TX 79704
432-681-7613
Midlandtexas.gov

PermiaCare Basin Assistance Services

Basin Assistance Services, a program administered by PermiaCare, offers HIV testing and services for HIV-positive individuals living in and around Midland. Staff members keep test information confidential to ensure the comfort of everyone who receives services via PermiaCare. For individuals with proof of Texas residency and proof of current income, Basin Assistance Services offers HIV medications, dental care, counseling, medical transportation, and case management. These services help slow the progression of HIV and improve life for individuals living with the disease.

1330 E. 8th Street, Suite 315
Odessa, TX 79761
432-580-0713
Pbmhmr.com

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