Free HIV/STI Testing

Valley AIDS Council (VAC) has testing sites located in Brownsville, Harlingen, and McAllen providing free confidential HIV testing. VAC uses the INSTI™ HIV-1 Antibody Test which is conducted by using a few drops of blood obtained from a finger stick and provides results in as little as 60 seconds.
It’s a similar process to someone checking themselves for diabetes, except you receive counseling and trained staff will draw the blood for you.
VAC also provides free testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI) such as Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Hepatitis C and results are available within 2 weeks. If we determine that you have been infected with any of these illnesses, we can link you immediately to low-cost medical care for STIs and help find a way to cover the costs for HIV medical care if you aren’t insured. NEVER let lack of insurance or money keep you from getting tested.
Remember, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) are contracted the same way, if you can contract one you might be at risk for the other and people with an STI are more at risk for becoming HIV positive.
HIV/STI testing is available at the following VAC locations:

Brownsville at VAC
857 E. Washington Street, Suite G
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 541-2600
(Map and Directions)
FREE Parking available across the street in the parking spaces with a “reserved for VAC” sign.
Hours testing is offered:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 12pm and 2pm – 5:15pm Walk – In only (no appointment necessary).

Although we test on a Walk – In basis the wait is rarely more than 30 minutes long.

**Counseling and Testing sessions can range from 20 to 45 minutes

Harlingen at Westbrook Clinic
2306 Camelot Plaza Circle

Harlingen, TX 78550

Phone: (956) 428-2653
(Map and Directions)
Hours testing is offered: 
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:15pm By Appointment Only.
Wednesday 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm By Appointment Only.
Call and make your Appointment
**Testing sessions can range from 20 to 45 minutes

 
 
McAllen at VAC/Westbrook Clinic
300 S. 2nd Street, Suite 101

McAllen, TX 78501

Phone: (956) 668-1155


(Map and Directions)
 
Hours testing is offered:
 
Monday: 2:00pm – 5:15 pm
By Appointment Only.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:15pm By Appointment Only.
Wednesday: 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:15 pm By Appointment Only.
Every Second & Fourth Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm By Appointment Only.
Call and make your Appointment
**Testing sessions can range from 20 to 45 minutes

Mobile testing is also offered at various rotating locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. For more information on how to schedule a mobile site visit or to inquire about HIV & STI testing please call any of our toll-free numbers:
1-888-311-AIDS (2437) or 1-800-333-SIDA (7432)