Over 18 and living in Oxfordshire?
You can order a free home chlamydia test.
The kits are discreetly wrapped and fit through a standard letter box.
It’s so easy – FREEPOST your sample and get your confidential result by text message.
Why get tested?
Most people don’t know they are infected as there are no symptoms in the majority of cases.
Untreated Chlamydia can cause permanent damage to the reproductive system and lead to health problems in later life, including chronic pain and infertility.
When should I test?
Chlamydia may not show up in tests immediately. To get an accurate result, we usually say to take the test 2 weeks after sex.
What does the test involve?
- The test is a self-taken sample. This is a urine sample for men and a self-taken vaginal swab for women.
- All results are handled by the Chlamydia Screening team who inform each person individually of their results.
- All tests and results are strictly confidential and no other person is informed without permission.
- If your result is positive, treatment is simple and effective – usually just a single dose of antibiotics, available free through the programme.
Is the kit suitable for everyone?
Some people, e.g. men who have sex with men, may need additional tests on samples taken from their throat and/or anus and should come into one of our clinics for full testing (see Which clinic is right for me?). Call 01865 231231 for advice if you are uncertain as to whether a home testing kit is suitable for you.
Watch this space – screening kits suitable for everyone will be available to order online soon!
I am under 18 / I don’t live in Oxfordshire
You can still be tested for Chlamydia. Visit your local GUM or Sexual Health Clinic.
If you live locally, see Sexual Health clinics for details of Oxfordshire clinic locations and times.
You can also see your school/college nurse for testing too