Pick up a test kit
If you are aged 16-24, you can pick up a chlamydia test kit from the Zone or any of these enhanced service pharmacies. Your own GP might be an enhanced service GP and also offer these kits.

This allows you to take your own sample (urine for men, self-taken vaginal swab for women) and post it back to us for testing, free of charge.

We aim to get your results back to you by text (SMS) within 10 working days.

Alternatively you can order an online STI test kit, which we send to you at home and you post back to us for testing, also free of charge.

What is chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK, affecting 1 in 10 young people under the age of 25. The Chlamydia bacteria infects semen, vaginal fluids and saliva and is easily passed from one person to another through unprotected sex, including oral sex.

What are the symptoms of chlamydia?

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK, affecting 1 in 10 young people under the age of 25. The Chlamydia bacteria infects semen, vaginal fluids and saliva and is easily passed from one person to another through unprotected sex, including oral sex.

What is chlamydia so serious?

If treated early, chlamydia does not often cause long-term problems. If treated late, or if treatment is not completed, it can lead to serious problems such as infertility, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), prostate and testicular infections. In pregnancy, it can cause miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and premature labour.