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Free and confidential STD testing in Tarrant County 

Did you know that half of adults get a sexually transmitted disease (STD) by the time they’re 25 years old? And considering that less than 12 percent of people get tested, many end up spreading STDs to their partners without even knowing it.

If left untreated, sexually transmitted diseases can cause infertility, blindness, and cancer – they can even be fatal. To learn all about different kinds of STDs and how they can be treated, visit this STD Information page.

Tarrant County Public Health's (TCPH) Outreach Prevention Team offers free or low-cost STD testing for anyone who wants it. This testing is confidential and is offered on a walk-in basis at locations other than the department's primary clinics.


April 2024 testing dates, locations and times:

  8:15 a.m. - Noon* and 1 - 4 p.m.*

Tarrant County Public Health - Fort Worth - Main Campus
1101 S. Main St., Ste. 1500-A, Fort Worth, TX 76104
*Last client will be seen 30 minutes before closing

9 a.m. -  Noon

LVT Rise
8201 Calmont Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76116

 9 - 11:30 a.m.* and 1 - 3:30 p.m.*

Tarrant County Public Health - Arlington - Arkansas Lane**
2596 E. Arkansas Lane, Arlington, TX 76014
*Last client will be seen 30 minutes before closing

Wednesday, April 3
  9:30 a.m. -  2 p.m.

Tarrant County College - Northeast Campus
828 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst, TX 76054

Wednesday, April 10
  9:30 a.m. -  2 p.m.

Tarrant County College - South Campus
5301 Campus Dr., SACC 1331A, Fort Worth, TX 76119

Wednesday, April 17
  9:30 a.m. - 2 p..m.

Tarrant County Subcourthouse Southeast
700 E. Abram St., Arlington, TX 76010

Wednesday, April 24
  8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

True Worth Place
1513 E. Presidio St., Fort Worth, TX 76102

Test results will be available via phone call or pick up, seven business days after testing. For a return test results call, please allow up to 24 hours for a return callback. On Fridays, weekends, or holidays please allow up to 48 hours for return calls. If you have not received a phone call after seven business days, please call 817-248-6299.

** This is a non-clinical site. If you are experiencing symptoms or need immediate medical treatment, see your healthcare provider or visit Tarrant County Public Health's main campus.

The testing dates and times listed are subject to change without notice, in the event of weather conditions, personnel needs or program requirements. In some circumstances, testing events may end early or be canceled at any time. Notice of cancelations will be given to the facility or organizational contact person(s) in a timely manner.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who needs STD testing?

If you’re sexually active, especially if you have a new partner or you have multiple partners, you should go in for routine STD testing at least once a year. STD testing is not a regular part of a routine visit to a primary care physician or gynecologist.

You should make an appointment for STD testing right away if you have any of the following:

  • Current symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease
  • A recent diagnosis of syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, or HIV at another clinic, but not able to get treatment yet
  • A sexual partner who recently tested positive for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia

Women who are pregnant should also be tested for syphilis and HIV starting early in pregnancy. Testing needs to be repeated as recommended by a health provider to protect the health of mothers and their infants.

How often should you get tested?

The CDC recommends STD testing for the following age groups and demographics:

  • All adults and adolescents ages 13 to 64 should be tested for HIV at least once.
  • Women younger than 25 years who are sexually active should get tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia every year.
  • Women 25 years and older with risk factors (new or multiple sex partners or a sex partner who has an STD) should also get tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia every year.
  • Gay and bisexual men, who are sexually active, should get tested at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Those who have multiple or anonymous partners should be tested more frequently for STDs (i.e., at  three- to six-month intervals).
  • Gay and bisexual men, who are sexually active, may also benefit from more frequent HIV testing (e.g., every three to six months).
  • Anyone who has unprotected sex or shares injection drug equipment (needles, syringes, cookers) should get tested for HIV at least once a year.
Why should I get tested for STDs? You can have an STD and not have any symptoms. Getting tested is the only way to know your STD status. STD testing and treatment can protect you from long-term medical problems and prevent you from spreading an infection to others.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?

At your clinic appointment, please bring:

  • Photo identification (ID)
  • Proof of income
  • Payment (cash, check, credit or debit card)

A completed consent form (English, Spanish)* Available at the clinic or testing location

What can I be tested for? Clients can get FREE testing for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV.
What should I do if I test positive for an STD?
  • Take all medicine as directed.
  • Refer your sex partner(s) to the STD/HIV (Adult Health Services) clinic for testing and treatment.
  • If symptoms re-occur, contact the clinic immediately.
  • To reduce the risk of re-infection, use a condom every time you have sex.
  • Return to the clinic for follow-up examinations as directed.
How much does STD testing cost? The Outreach Prevention Team offers syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV testing for free.
How is the test performed?

There is no single test that can screen for all STDs. However, many STD tests often include:

  • Urine samples
  • Blood sample (used to test for HIV and syphilis)

All testing services are provided by professionals who are specially trained in STD sample collection. He or she will walk you through the process before it begins, answering any questions and addressing any concerns you may have.

How long does testing take? Testing usually takes about 30 minutes. However, wait times may vary and you should plan for some extra time.
Will I have to answer a lot of embarrassing personal questions? We only gather the minimum information necessary and required to comply with regulations and to help determine the right kind of test to perform..
How long does it take to get the results from an STD test? 

You will receive your lab results as soon as they are available, usually within three to seven business days.

You will be given a phone number to get your test results by telephone. We can only give results to clients. Test results are not given over the phone to friends or family members.


Outreach staff and clinicians are bound by law to confidentiality regarding any diagnosis and treatment. Our staff will not discuss your health with anyone but you.

All services/information will not be released without the client's written consent. Anonymous testing is offered for HIV only. Although all testing is confidential, with anonymous testing you will be assigned a fictitious name.

For more information:  
Call 817-248-6299 or e-mail the DSOP Outreach team.