What are the STI test options in Mission,TX?
Texas is facing rising STD rates throughout the state, and residents of Mission are at particularly high risk. Hidalgo County reported 3,600 cases of chlamydia alone in 2016.
This region ranks 228 out of 232 Texas counties for general factors that affect health, and STDs are a major factor in determining rankings. Hidalgo County also has the most number of diagnosed cases of HIV in the region, at 880. While this is only 0.15% of the population, it is still high compared to other local areas like Zapata or Jim Wells Counties.
The Texas Health and Human Services Department treats all cases of HIV seriously and requires medical professionals to submit confidential reports on all cases. Acute infections must be reported within one day. Early STD testing is a critical component in long-term treatment.
Mission residents have access to rapid STD testing at both public and private labs. Public government offices like the local Health and Human Services department may offer free STD testing for chlamydia, HIV, gonorrhea, hepatitis C, herpes, and syphilis.
Public testing sites are available on Schuerbach Road, East Hackberry, or Texano Street. Many of these sites may offer sliding scale fees that adjust based on your income.
Public labs may even offer free STD testing for some illnesses, provided you meet income eligibility requirements. However, long wait times and limited hours may apply.
Bryan Road and the neighboring area of McAllen offer several options for rapid and comprehensive STD testing. Some of these locations offer results within two or three days, and on-call doctors are available to discuss results and treatments.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.