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It’s easy to find confidential and free or low-cost STD testing in the Rockwall area. Many nearby clinics offer a range of STD testing and treatment services and may accept various insurance plans.
According to the CDC, Texas experienced the highest rate of new congenital syphilis cases per capita of any U.S. state in 2019. There were also many new cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea throughout the state, making it important for Rockwall residents to get regular STD tests.
Abounding Prosperity, which focuses on African American community members aged 17 and older, provides free STD testing in Dallas. You can also visit your local CVS MinuteClinic for low-cost STD testing with no appointment required. Planned Parenthood operates the Mesquite Health Center, where you can get STD testing and treatment with or without insurance.
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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:
Abounding Prosperity, located 23 miles away in Dallas, offers free HIV, hepatitis C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis testing. It also supplies PrEP if you’re uninsured. The center manages numerous programs, including condom education, individual and couples counseling, and PrEP awareness and education. Abounding Prosperity focuses on African American community members aged 17 and older. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. HIV/STD testing may also be available on evenings and weekends through its mobile testing unit.
1705 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard Dallas, TX 75215, 214-421-4800
CVS MinuteClinic is a convenient option for low-cost HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, syphilis testing, and HPV and hepatitis vaccines. Clinic staff members review your specimen sample(s) results and provide treatment recommendations, which may include a prescription. CVS accepts most insurance plans, Medicare, and Medicaid. MinuteClinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2004 North Goliad Street Rockwall, TX 75087, 972-722-4706
North Texas Infectious Diseases Consultants, located 22 miles away in Dallas, has low-cost chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B and C, and HIV testing. The center also provides HPV vaccines, PrEP, PEP, and treatment for HIV, herpes, HPV, hepatitis B and C, and other viral infections. NTIDC accepts private insurance. You can schedule an appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and times are also available on Saturdays.
3409 Worth Street, Suite 710 Dallas, TX 75246, 214-823-2533
Planned Parenthood operates the Mesquite Health Center, offering HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis, genital warts, and trichomoniasis testing. It also distributes dental dams and male and female condoms, supplies PrEP and PEP solutions, and administers HPV vaccines. Services are provided in English and Spanish by appointment or on a walk-in basis as the schedule allows. If you’re uninsured, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance. Clinic hours are Mondays from noon to 7 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1220 North Town East Boulevard, Suite 240 Mesquite, TX 75150, 972-613-0915
At the Nelson-Tebedo Clinic, located 27 miles from Rockwall in Dallas, you can get HIV testing, STD testing and treatment, HIV and STI prevention services, PrEP, gender-affirming care, lab work, and vaccinations. Services include free syphilis testing with low-cost treatment for $40; chlamydia and gonorrhea testing for $40 for both and treatment for $40; herpes testing without treatment; and hepatitis A/B/C screening for $100 or $40 for individual tests, but treatment isn’t offered.
4012 Cedar Springs Road Dallas, TX 75219, 214-528-2336
Rockwall County Helping Hands provides HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis testing, and HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. If you’re a Rockwall County resident, you can receive free or reduced-rate services through its income-based sliding scale program. It also accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance and offers low-cost lab fees and prescription assistance. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment only on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
401 West Rusk Street, Suite 100 Rockwall, TX 75087, 972-772-8194