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Program Functions

  • Provide clinical services for the diagnosis and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  • Reduce prevalence of STIs in El Paso
  • Raise awareness by providing resources and education on STD/HIV

 

Services Offered

Testing includes Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HIV

All services are strictly confidential and available for populations 16 years of age or older. 

 

Fees

Patients must bring their photo ID. The cost for services is $40.00.  A credit card fee is applied.

 

Information on Sexually Transmitted Infections

 

Frequently Asked Questions


What is a sexually transmitted infection?

A sexually transmitted infection is an infection that is passed during vaginal, anal, and oral sex.

 

How do I know if I have a sexually transmitted infection?

Get tested. Symptoms may appear until several weeks after you have sex with an infected partner, or may not appear at all.

 

What activities can put me at risk for both STIs and HIV?

  • Having anal, vaginal, or oral sex without a condom;
  • Having multiple sex partners;
  • Having anonymous sex partners.

 

What to expect at a visit to the Preventive Medicine Clinic.

The Preventive Medicine Clinic offers confidential testing. Please eat before your clinic visit. It is not necessary to fast before your clinic visit. Depending on the time of day, some waits may be longer or shorter than average.

 

Forms

You will be asked to sign-in and fill out form(s) with information about yourself, including your drug and alcohol use patterns and your reasons for coming to the clinic. It is important that you are honest in answering all questions regarding your health. You will be given a number and a HIPAA notice. You will be called by that number assigned to you throughout your clinic visit to ensure your confidentiality. 

 

Confidentiality

Your medical record(s) are confidential, meaning no one has access to them except authorized Health Department personnel.

 

Registration  

The forms are reviewed to provide you with appropriate services. There is a fee for our services. Please note, no patient is denied care because of his/her inability to pay.

 

Exam

A sexual health and medical history is collected. During the medical exam, a clinician will take specimens, which will be tested at our city lab. The lab will report the results to the clinic within 7-10 days.

 

Provider Links

 Video Links

 

Program Location
5115 El Paso Drive, Suite B, Clinic A
El Paso, Texas 79905
Telephone : 915-212-6537

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: Closed
Clinic closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Patients wanting to test should arrive by 11:00 am before lunch and 4:30 pm at the end of the day to allow time for full testing and services. (Subject to change due to client volume).

Mission

Improve public health by decreasing preventable diseases, through detection, response, prevention, education, and control strategies