Most people who have chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms so don’t know they have it. Symptoms could be unusual vaginal discharge, pain when peeing, pelvic pain or painful testicles, bleeding after sex or between periods.

Getting tested

Testing for chlamydia is very simple – a vaginal swab for women and a urine test for men.

Anyone can get a free and confidential chlamydia test at their local sexual health clinic.


Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics.

It’s very important that your current sexual partner and any other recent partners are also tested and treated if necessary.


Before having sex with a new partner you should both be tested and always use a condom.

Pick up your self test kit

Free self test kits are available from some local pharmacies.

If you are over 16 you can Order a self test kit online.

Under 16?

If you are under 16 please you can request a kit by email

Please provide your name, gender, date of birth, mobile number, full postal address including post code and school. Prior to sending out the kit, a member of our outreach team will touch base with you.

The information that you provide will only be used to send the self test kit and will not be retained for longer than necessary, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.  Please note that if this email is sent from a shared mail account or via a computer network, there is the risk of someone else reading the email. Also the email will not be encrypted in transit. Please choose another means to request the kit if you have any concerns about this.

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