You can be screened for Chlamydia with a basic urine test or swab (girls). You can do one of these at your local GP or GUM clinic. Otherwise you can now request a free postal Chlamydia screening test online (under 24's). In Lambeth and Southwark, this test also screens for gonorrhoea.
To get a kit visit:
Specific pharmacies in Southwark and Lambeth are also giving out the kits.
Frequently Asked Questions-postal kits
What does it look like?
The kit comes in the post in a handwritten A5 sized envelope which fits through the letterbox. If you are in halls and you share a post box don’t worry because no one should suspect what is inside.
Most kits should arrive within a week or so.
What does the test involve?
There are instructions inside on how to complete the test. It is very simple and involves a urine sample for boys and a vaginal swab for girls. Once you’ve completed the test it comes with an envelope to return it. The postage on this is already paid.
When do I get the results?
You will get a text if you are negative (you do not have the STI) and a call if you are positive (you do have the STI). If it goes to voicemail, they will not leave a
Message, and if someone else picks up your phone they will not disclose your results.
If you don’t pick up they will text you. It should only take a maximum of 2 weeks.
What do I do if it comes back positive?
If your test comes back positive they will advise you over the phone and arrange a pharmacy where you can pick up antibiotics to treat the infection.
You will need to inform previous sexual partners. If you don’t want to do this, your local GUM clinic can do this anonymously on your behalf.
What if I mess it up?
You can request another one.
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