Taking a Chlamydia test – it’s quick and easy
All young people aged between 15 and 24 should have a Chlamydia test at least once a year. Getting tested is quick and easy – just a simple urine sample. And having the test now will stop a Chlamydia infection turning into something more serious.
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection amongst young people and because it has no symptoms, most people who have it won’t know they’ve got it. If left untreated, Chlamydia can lead to nasty complications and could prevent you having children in the future.
The good news is that getting tested is really easy, quick and discreet – you just pee into a pot or use a self taken vaginal swab and send the sample back securely in our freepost envelope. There is no embarrassing examination and no need to go to your doctor if you don’t want to. You’ll receive your result back with a discreet text message within a fortnight. If the test shows you have Chlamydia, don’t worry, as it can be treated easily with one dose of an antibiotic.. You will have a choice of treatment sites and can attend your GP, local community pharmacy or family planning/CaSH clinic once you have spoken to one of the teams’ health advisors.
You will have a choice of treatment sites and can attend your GP, local pharmacist or family planning / Contraception and Sexual Health (CaSH) clinic once you have spoken to one of the teams’ health advisors.If you’re aged between 15 and 24 you can request a free home testing kit (in discreet packaging) by texting the word TEST, followed by your AGE and POSTCODE to 60777 or visiting the freetest.me website.Or if you prefer, you can have a
Chlamydia test done the next time you visit your GP, practice nurse, community pharmacy or family planning clinic. Just ask to take a test during your consultation.
If you are over 25 you can take a Chlamydia test by going along to your local sexual health clinic or by making an appointment at your GP surgery.