If you’re under 25, and live in the North East of England, you can request your free chlamydia testing kit by filling out the form below and hitting the send button.
Your test will arrive by post in an unmarked envelope with full instructions. Don’t forget to return the test as soon as possible. Go straight to the form.
Why are we dual testing?
The screening programme is primarily for chlamydia, but because we have seen a marked increase in gonorrhoea in young people in the area, we are recommending that samples are tested for gonorrhoea as well.
What does the test involve?
The test for gonorrhoea can be done on the same sample, so no need for an additional test. The best type of test, for women, is the self-taken swab – we would prefer if women could use that, but we can do the test on a urine sample (pee in the pot) if you prefer. For men, the urine sample is fine – there is no need for any other tests to be done.
How do I get my results?
You will receive your test results from the Chlamydia Screening Office within one week of taking your test. This will either be by phone, text or in writing depending on which you have told us is the best way to contact you. If you have a positive test for gonorrhoea, you will be referred to one of the sexual health clinics for a full assessment and treatment.