What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in Watauga,TX?
Watauga, TX, a suburb of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, is experiencing an STD crisis that’s been increasing steadily over the past few years.
There were 8,330 chlamydia cases in 2014, and in 2017, the county reported 8,387 new infections. In 2017, it had the fifth-highest number of diagnoses in Texas.
The county also had the fifth-highest number of gonorrhea and total syphilis cases in the state. It went from 2,604 gonorrhea infections in 2014 to 2,760 new diagnoses in 2017.
Additionally, the area reported 401 total cases of syphilis in 2014 and 676 new infections in 2017.
Public health officials are concerned about the growing STD epidemic in the Fort Worth area and are asking residents to get tested frequently to help slow the spread of these preventable diseases.
Watauga and the surrounding areas have several health centers that offer STD testing and related services such as treatment and aftercare.
One option is the AIDS Healthcare Foundation at the AHF Healthcare Center Fort Worth on the corner of N Beach St and Kings Oaks Ln. This location has an on-site pharmacy and is accessible by public transportation.
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas offers STI screenings for men and women at the Bedford Health Center on the corner of Harwood Rd and Central Dr.
There might be clinics that provide free STD testing. These locations may not offer free treatment or follow-up care. Additionally, the sites could ask for proof of income, and a doctor is might not be available on-site.
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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.