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About STD Testing Facilities in Houston TX
Maximum Convenience for STD Testing in Houston
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)—or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)—are no joke. We want to make the process of finding a clinic that has the STD tests you need as convenient for you as possible. Information like contact numbers, business hours, and more is available for many of these facilities. The power to choose a clinic that's right for you has never been easier!
Order an STD Test
After you find a facility, you can buy an STD test here. Select the infections you wish to test for and follow the check-out instructions. Be sure to bring proof of your purchase (the Requisition Form or code) with you to your chosen clinic.
HIV Quick Facts About Houston, Texas
As of 2015, the CDC estimates that 1.1 million people have HIV in the United States. The CDC also reports that 52% of new HIV diagnoses occurred in the South in 2017. In 2016, health officials estimated that 25,252 people were living with HIV in Houston TX alone.
STD Quick Facts About Texas
Chlamydia and gonorrhea were two of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States of America in 2017. Did you know that the CDC reported 151,533 cases of chlamydia and 47,409 cases of gonorrhea in Texas during that year? This means that Texas ranked #18 for chlamydia and #22 for gonorrhea out of all 50 states based on the 2017 STD Surveillance Report's ranking methodology.
Unfortunately, many people don't notice symptoms of these two incredibly common infections. An STD test is the only way to know for sure know the true state of your sexual health. If you receive positive test results for any sexually transmitted disease, don't worry about being left in the dark. You should receive information about what to do next when you receive a diagnosis. This process should involve you talking with a licensed professional about treatment and contacting previous sexual partners to let them know that they also need to get tested.
Tests & Pricing: How Much Is STD Testing?
It depends on the tests you take and whether you decide to bundle them. Some tests will be cheaper than others. For example, a hepatitis A test, hepatitis B test, and hepatitis C test here will each only cost you less than $25. Specialized tests will usually cost more than standard options. For instance, an HIV early detection test will usually cost more than a regular HIV test, but can give you accurate results about your HIV status far sooner than a standard method of testing.
Bundling is a great idea not only to save money, but also to give you peace of mind. If you’re already getting tested for one infection, getting tested for other common STDs can help give you a more comprehensive view of your sexual health. For example, it is quite common to pair a chlamydia test with a gonorrhea test.
How many services your health insurance covers will also impact how much you pay out of pocket. Some places offer extremely discounted or even free STD testing services to those who qualify.
How Long Does STD Testing Take?
The actual process for getting tested is simple and quick. Depending on the test (or tests) you take, you can be done with providing samples for a lab test in minutes.
How Long Will my STD Test Results Take?
You can get fast results, as quickly as in 1-2 days. Note, however, that testing right before a weekend or holiday can make the wait longer.
I Want Lots of Medical Information. Where Can I Get It?
You can get information on STDs, care, treatment, counseling, and more from your doctor, Houston Health Department or state public health department, or the CDC, among other places. Legacy Community Health is one such resource for Houston residents.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Last reviewed 19 November 2018). HIV/AIDS: Basic Statistics. Retrieved 2 April 2019, from https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/statistics.html
 CDC. (Last reviewed 27 November 2018). HIV/AIDS: HIV in the United States by Region. Retrieved 2 April 2019, from https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/overview/geographicdistribution.html
 AIDSvu. (n.d.). Local Data: Houston. Retrieved 2 April 2019, from https://aidsvu.org/state/texas/houston/
 CDC. (2017). 2017 STD Surveillance Report. Retrieved 1 April 2019, from https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats17/SRtables.pdf
This site is not to act as professional medical advice or diagnose any condition. Specific comments, questions, or concerns should be directed toward a licensed health-care professional.