Complete STD Panel
Check for 7 common sexually transmitted infections in men and women at a major diagnostic laboratory.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
This urine test may be used to detect the bacteria that cause chlamydia and gonorrhea infections.
New Mexico STD Testing Directory
Please note that the labs listed below do not accept payment and will not perform testing without a physician’s order. To get a physician’s order, you can purchase lab tests in our secure online Shop. If you need assistance, please call us at 1-877-511-5227 or email [email protected] All orders are confidential.
STD Trends in New Mexico
New Mexico’s reported STDs are above average for chlamydia, gonorrhea, congenital syphilis, and primary and secondary syphilis. In New Mexico, some underlying causes of increased STDs relate to a complex network of social factors. Some of these factors may include economic disparities that prevent access to appropriate health care, substance use, homelessness, and the exchange of sex for money or other resources. Startling trends seen in New Mexico include:
|STD Trends in New Mexico|
|State rank||Cases||Rate per 100,000 population|
Source: CDC 2020 STD Surveillance Report
STD Screening Recommendations and Risk Factors
If you have sex, you are at risk for getting an STD. According to the CDC, risk factors for STDs include:
- Unprotected sex (anal, vaginal, or oral)
- Sex with multiple partners
- Anonymous sex partners
- Sex under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Injection of drugs or sharing needles
Should you get tested for STDs? And how often? Talk to your doctor to be sure, but you should generally follow these CDC recommendations:
|Who should get tested||How often to test|
|Anyone who is sexually active||At least once for HIV and more often if you have new partners|
|Sexually active women under 25 or women 25+ with new or multiple sex partners or a partner with an STD||Annually for gonorrhea and chlamydia|
|Pregnant women||During pregnancy for syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea|
|Sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men||
|Anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment||Annually for HIV and Hepatitis B and C|
|People who have had oral or anal sex||Discuss throat and rectal testing with your health care provider|
STD Testing in New Mexico:
New Mexico Community STD Testing Centers
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:
- Bernalillo County Public Health Office
Address: 2400 Wellesley Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107Number: (505) 841-4100
- Cibola County Public Health Office
Address: 700 East Roosevelt, Suite 100, Grants, NM 87020Number: (505) 285-4601
- Doña Ana County Health Services Center
Address: 865 N. Anthony Dr, Anthony, NM 88021Number: (575) 882-3121
- Sandoval County Public Health Office
Address: 1500 Idalia, Building B, Bernalillo, NM 87004Number: (505) 867-2291
- San Juan County Public Health Office
Address: 355 South Miller, Farmington, NM 87401Number: (505) 327-4461
- Santa Fe County Public Health Office
Address: 605 Letrado Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505Number: (505) 476-2607
- Valencia County Public Health Office
Address: 617 Becker, P.O. Box 686, Belen, NM 87002Number: (505) 864-7743
Frequently Asked Questions About STD Tests in New Mexico
Which STD has the highest number of cases in New Mexico?
Chlamydia is the most common STD in New Mexico at a rate of 576.3 cases per 100,000 people. But New Mexico ranks highest for syphilis at seventh in the nation, though the rate of infection is lower than chlamydia at 182.9 cases per 100,000 people.
Is STD testing free in New Mexico?
There are free STD clinics in New Mexico, including the Bernalillo County Public Health Office and Cibola County Public Health Office.
How much does STD testing cost in New Mexico?
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.
What is included in a full STD panel?
When getting a full STD panel, expect to test for HIV, herpes, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Does insurance cover STD testing?
Insurance coverage depends on the clinic you visit, but most public and private STD clinics accept insurance. Contact the clinic before your visit to ask about insurance policies.
How long does it take to get STD results?
Some clinics offer rapid results, such as HIV test results within 30 minutes. Still, other tests may take up to a week to return results, particularly bacterial testing, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.