Sexual Health & Testing

CBWF's outreach and prevention mission is to create a healthier community by promoting self efficacy to reduce ones risk of STIs/HIV/Hepatitis through education, testing, and community support.

Walk-in Testing Hours

 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 AM-12 PM & 1:30 PM-4 PM

Tuesday 11 AM-3 PM, 4:30 PM-7 PM

2nd and 4th Saturday of the month 11 AM - 2 PM

 

You can also schedule your appointment online .

Contact

 

Individuals interested in getting an HIV test at CBWF should contact an Outreach Team member at 361-814-2001 or www.cbwellness.org to discuss eligibility.

 

Hep C, Syphilis, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea testing are available for eligible clients.

Outreach Services

 

Our Outreach & Prevention Team travels throughout the Coastal Bend area in order to reach individuals at the highest risk of HIV infection. Our methods range from going to different neighborhoods, partnering with community leaders, and using innovative marketing campaigns with fliers and online promotion. We work to modify all our outreach efforts as needed help to best reach current and emerging risk populations. Often, the people we try help are individuals who have little to no access to health, wellness, or medical care.

 

Clients must meet screening and eligibility criteria based on our funding and grant requirements to receive FREE testing. HIV/STD testing can also be provided to clients of our primary care clinic with fees based on insurance or our sliding scale fee.

What to expect?

 

When you first arrive, you’ll get to talk to a Risk Reduction Counselor, learning more about how to protect yourself, assessing your own personal risk, and creating a risk reduction goal. The Counselor can also provide information on Hepatitis and other sexually transmitted infections as well as ways to reduce infection risk, proper condom use, how to notify your partners of your status, community resources, and disease management.

 

HIV testing is done by collecting a blood droplet sample through a finger stick.  Results will be available the same day, usually within 30 minutes, and anonymous HIV testing is available. Anyone receiving a preliminary positive result will be provided with additional confirmatory testing as well as linkage to support groups, medical care, and other resources. Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins will be seen on a first-come first-served basis and will be screened for eligibility.

 

Mobile Testing

 

CBWF is excited to bring you off-site mobile testing opportunities through the collaboration of our mobile clinic.  Mobile off-site testing allows us to come to you and it has two confidential and comfortable testing areas! Keep checking this page to learn more about where you can find CBWF Outreach & Prevention around town.

Condom Distribution

 

CBWF makes condoms available, accessible, and at no cost to our community. Condom distribution sites ensure that the condoms are available, for free, to anyone who requests them. All of the sites on this map are teen-friendly. Locate condoms near you!

Check out where you can find access and availability of free condoms in your neighborhood. Have a suggestion on a new site? Please let us know!

Condom Distribution Request Form

Resources

 

For more information about HIV, STIs, or HCV, check out these helpful websites. If you have any questions, you can also chat with staff 8:30am-12:00pm through our live chat feature found on our website.

Mobile Testing Calendar

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