PILLAR offers testing for sexually transmitted diseases at the central office located at 1403 N. Seymour and in the mobile medical unit.
- Services offered include testing, some same-day results on most exams and treatment. The fee is $40.
- The STD clinic offers confidential testing for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and HIV.
- Diagnosis is based on client symptoms, medical history, STD exposure and lab results.
- Medication is offered on-site to treat clients for their infections.
Our clinics see patients on a first come, first served basis. No appointment is necessary. Anyone who is 12 or older can visit a clinic, regardless of immigration status. No parental consent is necessary.
The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Call 956.723.7457 for additional information.
We can go to you
PILLAR’s mobile medical unit travels to any location within Webb County. The mobile clinic offers testing for HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia. This service is only available when 5 or more people request testing. If you are interested in getting tested at your location, please call 956.723.7457.
Quick & Discreet
Testing takes only a few minutes. Provide a urine or blood sample and you are done.
Know Your Status. Get Tested.
Giving you control over your sexual health is one of the most important things we can do. That is why we’ve eliminated the embarrassment and hassle of conventional STD testing. We give you access to the same FDA- approved testing used by doctors and hospitals. Once you place your order, you can visit any of our nationwide testing centers without an appointment, even the same day of your purchase. Your results are delivered to you and no one else – nothing is reported to your insurance or placed on your medical records. More importantly, we provide guidance and support every step of the way, no matter what your results are.
What is an STD?
An STD is a sexually transmitted disease. It’s estimated that there are 20 million new cases of STDs in the U.S. each year. You can be infected without showing any symptoms so it’s important to get tested. STDs are usually passed through sexual activity and not toilet seats, hot tubs or other objects.
How do I know if I have an STD?
Often, STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea have no signs or symptoms. You might not see a bump, a rash, or have an itch. That’s one of the reasons why STDs are so common and problematic. You are probably reading this because you are worried that you may been infected with an STD. The only way to know if you have an STD is to get a simple STD test. It’s very easy. We help thousands of people each month get answers and get relief fast. Plus, we will connect you with a doctor if you test positive for any STD. That’s healthcare on your time.
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STD in the United States. Most people that have Chlamydia have no symptoms, but if symptoms occur, it is usually 1-3 weeks after exposure.
Signs and symptoms of Chlamydia in women may be abnormal vaginal discharge and/or burning with urination. If left untreated, it can spread into the woman’s uterus or fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and other complications. In men, signs and symptoms may include discharge, burning, or itching around the opening of the penis or burning with urination.
Chlamydia is diagnosed with a simple urine test and can be treated and cured with antibiotics.
Gonorrhea is a very common bacterial STD. Any sexually active person can become infected with Gonorrhea. Some men and women with gonorrhea have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur in men, they may include burning with urination, discharge from the opening of the penis, and sometimes painful or swollen testicles. Women may have burning or painful urination, increased vaginal discharge, or bleeding between periods.
If Gonorrhea is left untreated, it can cause serious and permanent health problems in both women and men. Gonorrhea is diagnosed with a simple urine test and can be treated and cured with antibiotics.
Syphilis is an STD caused by a bacterium. Syphilis is transmitted from sexual contact with syphilis sores. Syphilis has 4 stages and it is important to be tested and treated early to avoid long-term complications such as paralysis, blindness, dementia, damage of multiple organs, and death. If a woman with syphilis is pregnant, the baby can be born with syphilis and many health problems or born dead.
Syphilis can be diagnosed with a blood test and can be cured with appropriate antibiotics.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus that can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). There are two types, HIV-1 and HIV-2. Usually, HIV in the United States is HIV-1. HIV is spread through blood and bodily fluids, (i.e. sexual contact, sharing needles/syringes, or being born to an infected mother). HIV is an STD that can damage a person’s body by destroying the body’s ability to help fight diseases. Symptoms may range from none early on, to flu-like symptoms, to overwhelming infections, cancers, and death.
The CDC recommends that everyone know their HIV status between the ages of 13-64 and be tested at least once. If at risk for HIV, testing should be once a year. It is important to know your HIV status because you can get medical care and treatment that help you to live a longer quality life and reduce your ability to spread HIV to others. HIV testing is done by a simple blood test.