Comal County, TX had an HIV prevalence rate of 135 per 100,000 people in 2018. However, during that same year, the overall STD prevalence rate was 350 cases for every 100,000 people. In 2010, eight years prior, the most widespread STD was chlamydia and there were 203 reported cases with a prevalence rate of 220 per 100,000 people
In 2016, Comal County, TX had a chlamydia prevalence rate of 344.1 per 100,000 people.
Canyon Lake, TX residents have STD testing options in the local area as well as Comal County. The Comal County Public Health center on Church Hill is a low-cost clinic that provides STD testing to area residents. This clinic requires area residents to schedule appointments in advance.
In addition, the Community Action Incorporated of Central Texas on West Martin Luther King also offers STD testing to area residents. This is a low-cost clinic that offers sliding scale fees to area residents. Walk-in services are also available to area residents.
The Hays County Health Department is a Live Oak Health Partners Community Clinic that also offers STD testing to area residents. It is a part of the Public Health Department/Social Services Department and area residents are required to schedule appointments in advance. This low-cost clinic accepts both Medicaid and Medicare and also offers a fee-based sliding scale payment system to area residents.
Local area residents may qualify for free STD testing at various locations in the area. However, many of these locations may offer a limited number of tests and the results may not be comprehensive.
It’s also possible that many locations may have restricted or untimely hours of operation. Plus, some locations may not offer walk-in services and others may not allow area residents to schedule appointments in ahead of time.
It should also be noted that medical advice and prescriptions for medication may not be available at some of these locations. Also, upfront fees may be required for some tests.