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What are the STI test options in Waco,TX?

Waco, Texas ranks as the 78th most sexually diseased state nationwide with a disease prevalence rate of 911.3 cases per 100,000 residents. This means that last year there were approximately 2,179 new STDs diagnosed in the city of Waco alone.

However, even amid the extremely high STD rates in Waco, by staying informed and practicing safe sex with regular STD testing, you and your partner can enjoy a happy and healthy sex life.

Only through outreach and prevention efforts will these rates decline. Across the state services are being deployed to help end the STD epidemic: greater funding, reduction of stigma, rapid testing, counseling services, partner notification services,  free STD testing and the implementation of PrEP clinics. Texas law requires minors to obtain parental consent for STD testing.

Waco has locations within the city and in surrounding areas, so whether you want to stay close to home or pair STD testing with other plans it’s easy to do so. You can find a Family Health Center on Washington Avenue or Providence Drive, and there’s a Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas on Ross Avenue.

 

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What STD tests do I need?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 (CDC) recommends screening for the most common STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, herpes 1, herpes 2, and HIV for both men and women. In addition, the CDC suggests women get screened for trichomoniasis.

SaferSTD recommends searching for locations that offer a 10-test panel which tests for the most common bacteria and viral STDs in the U.S. with additional premium add-ons like early HIV detection, if needed.

When should I get tested?

The CDC2 provides detailed STD testing information as to when you should get tested. In summary, you should get tested today if you are sexually active, never been tested before, have had unprotected sex in the past, or if you exhibit symptoms. 

According to the World Health Organization3, the majority of STI cases reported every day, more than one million, are asymptomatic; another reason to get tested today.

You should get tested again in 90 days to rule out STDs that have specific exposure waiting times, including HIV.

How are STD tests done?

STD testing can be a quick and simple process, depending on the type of test you choose and where you get tested. Some may require an oral or genital swab, a urine test or blood sample, or a physical exam to check your genital area for signs of an STD.

SaferSTD has identified preferred providers that require only a urine test, a blood sample, or both without a physical exam.

How fast do I get my results?

The speed at which you receive your STD testing results depends on where you get tested. Before you choose your location, find out how long testing results will take. 

At-home STD testing results are usually 3-5 business days, depending on the manufacturer of your test. You also need to take into account the amount of time it takes to receive the test or pick one up, perform the test, and ship it back, before the lab can analyze your results and report back to you. 

If you test at a public facility such as a neighborhood clinic, you may have to wait a week, if not more for the results, which could delay treatment. If you test through a private facility, they have the fastest turnaround within 1-3 business days. 

SaferSTD has researched and identified the most accredited and most reputable testing locations. Click here to find a preferred location near you.

What same-day testing locations are available in Waco, TX?

Some STD testing clinics offer same-day walk-in options without an appointment. Below are nearby preferred locations that offer this option.

How much will STD testing cost in Waco, TX?

The cost of STD testing depends on whether you select private, public, or at-home testing, as well as the type of test(s) you need.

Several at-home STD options and public testing locations can cost up to $250, with most on the higher end, depending on the brand and type of testing. Public testing fees also vary based on income and welfare eligibility. 

With private testing, you may save money on a low-cost comprehensive 10-test panel that tests for the most common bacterial and viral STDs in the United States. 

SaferSTD has researched and identified reputable locations that offer upfront pricing without hidden fees. Click here to find a preferred location near you.

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Where else can I get tested in Waco, TX?

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Quest Diagnostics

7125 Sanger Avenue Waco, TX 76712 Parkdale Viking Hills
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Saturday Closed
    • Sunday Closed
  • Available Tests:
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HIV Early Detection
  • Trichomoniasis Test
  • HIV Test

Accredited and Certified

These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

Description: Order online and receive a doctor's order to visit this lab to get tested in as little as 15 mins. Get your results privately within 1-2 business days and speak with a doctor over the phone if your test results come back positive. Doctors may prescribe treatment or refer you to a specialist if needed.

  • Result: 1-2 business days
  • 15 min test
  • Book Online
  • Doctor Prescription (if needed)
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Labcorp

1323 E Franklin St Ste105 Hillsboro, TX 76645
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Saturday Closed
    • Sunday Closed
  • Available Tests:
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HIV Early Detection
  • Trichomoniasis Test
  • HIV Test

Accredited and Certified

These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

Description: Getting an STD test at a clinic near you has never been easier. When you choose this location, you can get a doctor's requisition to get tested in as little as 15 minutes. Following your test, you receive your results privately within 2 business days, and can speak to a doctor over the phone with confidence, should results come back as positive.

  • Result: 1-2 business days
  • 15 min test
  • Book Online
  • Doctor Prescription (if needed)
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35.25 mile

Quest Diagnostics

2668 South 31St St. Temple, TX 76502
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Thursday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Saturday Closed
    • Sunday Closed
  • Available Tests:
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HIV Early Detection
  • Trichomoniasis Test
  • HIV Test

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These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

Description: Why go to a public clinic? Get convenient and fast STD testing that is 100% confidential. Individual tests under $50. Order online and visit this lab the same day for a quick 15 min test. Get your results online within 1-2 business days, and view them privately. Doctor consultation available over the phone, should results come back as positive.

  • Result: 1-2 business days
  • 15 min test
  • Book Online
  • Doctor Prescription (if needed)
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Clinical Pathology Labs

1905 SW H. K. Dodgen Loop Temple, TX 76549
1-800-666-1250
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Thursday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Saturday Closed
    • Sunday Closed
  • Available Tests:
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis A Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • HIV Early Detection
  • Trichomoniasis Test
  • HIV Test

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These location types are best for: Privacy and convenience

Description: Get Fast, Easy and Affordable testing at this location. Results come back within 2 business days and be in and out of the lab in less then 20 minutes.

  • Result: 1-2 business days
  • 15 min test
  • Book Online
  • Doctor Prescription (if needed)
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Waco Family Medicine (Meyer Center Community Clinic)

1226 Washington Ave Waco, TX 76701 Downtown
254-313-630-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
0.78 mile

Waco Family Medicine (Main Site)

1600 Providence Dr Waco, TX 76707 Brook Oaks
254-313-420-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Saturday: 8:30am-12:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Extended hours weeknights from 5pm-8pm

0.95 mile

Waco Family Medicine (Bells Hill Community Clinic)

911 S 20th Waco, TX 76706 University
254-313-570-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
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1.22 mile

Waco-McLennan County Public Health District

225 W Waco Dr Waco, TX 76707 Brook Oaks
254-750-545-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Rapid HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted,
  • Free HIV Testing

Description: Public Health Department/Social Services Department. HIV/ STD Clinic: Mon.-Thurs., 8:30am-11:30am and 1pm-3pm

1.81 mile

Waco Family Medicine (Elm Avenue Community Clinic)

609 Elm Ave Waco, TX 76704 North East Riverside
254-313-690-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Closed from 12noon-1pm daily

1.95 mile

Waco Family Medicine (Martin Luther King Jr Community Clinic)

1911 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Waco, TX 76704 Carver
254-313-500-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Closed daily from 12noon-1pm

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4.00 mile

Waco Family Medicine (West Waco Community Clinic)

600 W State Hwy 6 Waco, TX 76712 Parkdale Viking Hills
254-313-670-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
4.09 mile

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas (Mary Ruth Duncan Health Center)

700 W Hwy 6 Ste B Waco, TX 76712 Parkdale Viking Hills
254-759-575-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 10:00am-7:00pm
    • Tuesday: 9:00am-4:30pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-4:30pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Herpes Test,
  • Rapid HIV Test,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Social Service Organization.

4.69 mile

Waco Family Medicine (Bellmead Clinic)

556 N Loop 340 Bellmead, TX 76705
254-313-540-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted
7.82 mile

Integrity Urgent Care (China Spring Waco TX)

10207 China Spring Rd Ste 170 Waco, TX 76708
254-788-150-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-8:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-8:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-8:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-8:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-8:00pm
    • Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm
    • Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Open Daily

17.92 mile

Waco Family Medicine (McGregor Community Clinic)

500 S Johnson Dr McGregor, TX 76657
254-313-520-0
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Medicare Accepted,
  • Fee Based,
  • Insurance Accepted

Description: Closed daily from 12noon-1pm

22.35 mile

Texas Department of State Health Services (Marlin Clinic and Field Office)

217 Williams St Marlin, TX 76661
254-883-920-6
  • Hours
    Office hours:
    • Please check with the clinic for the latest hours and availability.
  • Tests available:
  • Chlamydia Test,
  • Conventional HIV Test,
  • Gonorrhea Test,
  • HPV Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine,
  • Hepatitis B Test,
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine,
  • Syphilis Test
  • Fee Information:
  • Low Cost,
  • Medicaid Accepted,
  • Sliding Scale,
  • Fee Based,
  • Free STD Testing,
  • Free HIV Testing,
  • Free Hepatitis B Testing

Description: Public Health Department/Social Services Department. Free condoms available upon request.

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Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas (Mary Ruth Duncan Health Center)

STD Testing at 700 W Hwy 6 Ste B, Waco, TX 76712, USA

Qualifications

If you call ahead you might be able to get in that day. You can also go online and look through their availability calendar and find a time that is best for you.

Anyone over 14 can get an appointment. without bringing their parents. Calling ahead can also get you enrolled in a plan that will help cover testing expenses.

Treatment Options

Treatment is limited to infections not viruses that are often transmitted sexually. This means that you can get antibiotics for some STDs and they will go away. Some however, will need to be managed over a lifetime.

These viruses cannot be treated at Planned Parenthood. They send your records to a specialist of your choosing. They will also help you find one.

Summary

You can get everything from Pep and PrEP at Planned Parenthood. Free condoms are also available for men and women. After all these years, the organization is still at the forefront when it comes to protecting your sexual health.

ADDRESS

700 W Hwy 6 Ste B, Waco, TX 76712, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas (Mary Ruth Duncan Health Center)

HOURS

  • Monday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  • chlamydia
  • genital warts
  • gonorrhea
  • herpes
  • syphilis
  • trichomoniasis

City of Waco Texas Public Health District

STD Testing at 225 W Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76707, USA

Qualifications

Testing isn't free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don't have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

Treatment Options

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

Summary

Macomb County Health Department (Southwest Health Center) might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won't have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

225 W Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76707, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at City of Waco Texas Public Health District

HOURS

  • Monday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis

Family Health Center (Meyer Center Community Clinic)

STD Testing at 1226 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701, USA

Qualifications

Testing isn't free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don't have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

Treatment Options

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

Summary

Macomb County Health Department (Southwest Health Center) might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won't have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

1226 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Family Health Center (Meyer Center Community Clinic)

HOURS

  • Monday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • chlamydia
  • gonorrhea
  • syphilis

Family Health Center

STD Testing at 1600 Providence Dr, Waco, TX 76707, USA

Qualifications

Testing isn't free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don't have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

Treatment Options

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

Summary

Macomb County Health Department (Southwest Health Center) might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won't have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

1600 Providence Dr, Waco, TX 76707, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Family Health Center

HOURS

  • Monday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis

Family Health Center (Elm Avenue Community Clinic)

STD Testing at 609 Elm Ave, Waco, TX 76704, USA

Qualifications

Testing isn't free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don't have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

Treatment Options

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

Summary

Macomb County Health Department (Southwest Health Center) might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won't have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

609 Elm Ave, Waco, TX 76704, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Family Health Center (Elm Avenue Community Clinic)

HOURS

  • Monday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis

Family Health Center (Martin Luther King Jr Community Clinic)

STD Testing at 1911 N M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Waco, TX 76704, USA

Qualifications

Testing isn't free, but they do accept insurance and Medicaid. During your phone call the staff can help you apply for financial assistance if you need it and don't have any yet.

Anyone over 14 can come in. The fees are often on a sliding scale. If you need help paying, ask before you go in.

Treatment Options

Some diagnosis can be made during your initial exam. If this happens, medication may be prescribed to you.

A physician will explain your results, in terms that are easily understandable. They can also aid you in finding additional care, if your diagnosis requires that.

Summary

Macomb County Health Department (Southwest Health Center) might be an urgent care clinic but they also handle STDs. They have a close partnership with an accredited lab so you won't have to wait long for results from your test.

Check the wait time online and go in at your convenience. They also have ample free parking, if you choose to drive.

ADDRESS

1911 N M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Waco, TX 76704, USA

CONTACT

WEBSITE

STD Testing at Family Health Center (Martin Luther King Jr Community Clinic)

HOURS

  • Monday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

TESTS OFFERRED

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
Sexual Health Education

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Waco, TX

 STD Testing Waco-TX

The independent school district in Waco does not have a comprehensive sexual education program, but instead relies on abstinence based curriculums to help protect students and young adults from the risk of unplanned pregnancies and STDs. Unfortunately this program does not cover the dangers of unprotected sex or that some STDs can be spread without having intercourse. While there are a few community outreach programs in the lower income neighborhoods, the consistently rising number of new STD infections every year show that a different approach is needed to protect the city’s teens and young adults.

While some parents and educators are comfortable with the abstinence based sex education curriculum, it is not enough to prevent the spread of some STDs. Not all sexually transmitted diseases display noticeable symptoms, and some can be spread without having intercourse. HIV testing in Waco is critical in detecting the disease early enough to begin treatment. Herpes testing in Waco is also important and can not only detect the disease, it can also help control the embarrassing cold sores.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Waco, TX

The demographical makeup does influence its rate of STDs, and this does include the majority of Hispanic and African American families who are living below poverty in the city limits. The city is struggling with a vast divide among income and residents, and some neighborhoods in the downtown area are experiencing higher STD rates than other places. The main cause of the increase is the lack of education concerning the dangers associated with unprotected sex. Some of the area’s local health centers are implementing outreach programs in the lower income neighborhoods, but lack of trust and language barriers are making it difficult for officials to explain the importance of caring for your sexual health.

Better Sexual Health in Waco, TX

 STD Testing Waco, TX

Waco is surrounded by the Texas plains, and has the advantage of being centrally located between Austin and Dallas. With the Brazos River in the city’s backyard and the Ranger’s baseball Hall of Fame there is plenty to keep residents occupied. Unfortunately the city is also experiencing a high rate of STDs.

While there are still health clinics in the city, many residents prefer to avoid the long lines and schedule a private STD test. This let you spend only a few minutes at the local clinic. In just a few minutes you’re finished, and still have time to enjoy the Brazos River Walk.

Reference:

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/

 

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