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For anyone who is sexually active or planning to be, it’s important to protect yourself. That starts with free, confidential, and safe testing, which is widely available to all Oklahoma City residents.
Per CDC data, the three most common STDs in Oklahoma City are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Like most big cities, the case rates are higher in OC than the national average.
Stay on top of your health by visiting one of several STD testing locations in Oklahoma City. You can book appointments online with the Central Oklahoma City Clinic, operated by Planned Parenthood. If you prefer a walk-in site, visit Variety Care. Many clinics even provide same-day results.
Healing Hands Health Care Services
Perry A Klaassen Family Medical Center
Gary Cox Partner Building and Health Clinic
Cleveland County Health Department
Central Oklahoma City Clinic
Expressions Community Center
Straka Terrace Health Center
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:
Guiding Right, Inc. is a nonprofit community-based organization that has been a local leader in working to reduce the rate of AIDS/HIV infection among Oklahoma residents since 1999. You can access a variety of services including health screenings, outreach services, WIC, tobacco cessation programs, and HIV and STD counseling and testing. STDs that the clinic screens for include syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and viral hepatitis.
1420 N.E. 23rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111, 405-733-0771
Variety Care provides vaccines, lab work, dental care, women’s health services, and testing and treatment for STDs. Routine tests include chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, HIV, and syphilis, and additional screenings for herpes, trichomoniasis, and pubic lice are available upon request. Service is available by appointment at any of the clinic’s locations, which are open on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Testing and treatment are also provided on a first-come, first-serve basis through the clinic’s Open Access service, which is open on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
500 S.W. 44th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73109, 405-632-6688
Crossroads Clinic provides an array of free and affordable reproductive health services, including ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, and STD testing and treatment. A minimal lab fee is charged for STD and HIV testing, and treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea is free of charge. The clinic is open on Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and appointments can be scheduled over the phone or by text message. All medical services are strictly confidential.
1107 N.W. 23rd St., Ste. F Oklahoma City, OK 73106, 405-293-8378
Central Oklahoma City Clinic is operated by Planned Parenthood and provides Oklahoma City residents with access to a full array of general and sexual health care services, including birth control, men’s and women’s health care, pregnancy testing and services, and STD testing, treatment, and prevention. Appointments for some services, including STD testing, can be booked online. While staff members only speak English, interpreters are available upon request when the client schedules their visit. Some STD test results are available immediately, while others are available over the phone within a few days to a few weeks.
619 N.W. 23rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73103, 405-528-2157
The Oklahoma County Health Department operates several STD clinics in Oklahoma City, providing easy access to free and low-cost sexual health services. STDs tested include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, and trichomoniasis. While appointments are required for service, in most cases, same-day appointments are available. All testing is entirely private and confidential, and results are provided only to the patient. Some test results are available at the time of the clinic visit, and clients are given information on how to receive results for tests that aren’t immediately available. Translation services are provided as needed.
4330 N.W. 10th St Oklahoma City, OK 73107, Multiple Oklahoma City locations, 405-419-4150