Chlamydia Testing

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Depending on if you are currently experiencing symptoms or not, will depend if you appointment is with a nurse or a doctor.

Service Appointment with: Price
Asymptomatic Consultation - You do not have symptoms A nurse £25*
Symptomatic Consultation - You currently have symptoms A GP £85*
* Sexual health tests & treatment are an additional cost
Sexual Health Tests Available: Price
Chlamydia Testing From £65
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Syphilis Testing From £65
Kindly note testing will be advised by your nurse or GP

Chlamydia Testing

Chlamydia is the most common STI in the UK. While chlamydia is fairly harmless in its early stages, if left untreated, it can cause more serious health problems such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, chronic pain and arthritis.

Detection can be tricky as many infected people don’t display any symptoms. Which is why it is important to get regular general sexual health check ups, even if you don’t have symptoms.

Testing is quick and easy and all our sexual health services are discrete and completely confidential. If you require treatment, we are able to dispense medications from our on-site pharmacy meaning you can start treatment straight away, reducing your risk of more serious long-term complications of chlamydia.

One of our friendly and experienced professionals can discuss any concerns you may have and provide you with information and advice surrounding chlamydia testing and treatment.

If you are symptomatic, you’ll be seen by one of our doctors so they can access your symptoms. For those who are asymptomatic, a nurse will conduct a general sexual health check up. Both will advise on relevant tests for you.

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How is my sample taken?

A self swab or a urine sample will be required.

If you are symptomatic, the doctor may take a swab of the infected area, if required. If we’re able to deliver an immediate diagnosis then medication will be provided during the same appointment.

When can I do my test after possibly being exposed to Chlamydia?

If you are displaying symptoms, you should book in to see a doctor immediately.

You can book in for a general sexual health check up at any and if you think you have been exposed. If you are asymptomatic, the results may not be 100% accurate if you book in early than 1 week after exposure as the incubation period for chlamydia is up to 21 days. If you do a test within that time, our nurse may advise you to come back for retesting at a later date for peace of mind.

How will I receive my result?

All our sexual health results are shared with strictest confidence.

During your initial appointment, we will ask you your preferred method of communication of your results. We can provide them by email, text or a phone call. Whichever method you choose during your appointment will be the way we communicate your results.

We always have time to listen

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection (chlamydia trachomatis) which is usually caught from having sex with someone who is infected.

It is spread through infected genital fluids (semen and vaginal fluids) and can be transmitted by vaginal, anal and oral sex, touching genitals and through sharing sex toys. An infected mother can also transmit the infection to her baby during pregnancy.

What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?

Common symptoms of chlamydia include

Pain when urinating, unusual discharge from the penis, vagina or anus, women may feel pain in their tummy, bleeding after sex and bleeding between periods, men may experience painful or swollen testicals. However, around 70% of women and 50% of men experience no symptoms at all, which is why getting tested regularly is essential. 

How does Chlamydia affect the body?

In the long term, if left untreated chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease which can result in permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive system, which is not only very painful but also makes it difficult or even impossible to get pregnant.

Book your sexual health consultation online

Book Appointment

Our sexual health services are discreet and confidential.
Depending on if you are currently experiencing symptoms or not, will depend if you appointment is with a nurse or a doctor.

Service Appointment with: Price
Asymptomatic Consultation - You do not have symptoms A nurse £25*
Symptomatic Consultation - You currently have symptoms A GP £85*
* Sexual health tests & treatment are an additional cost
Sexual Health Tests Available: Price
Chlamydia Testing From £65
Gonorrhoea Testing From £65
HIV Testing From £65
Syphilis Testing From £65
Kindly note testing will be advised by your nurse or GP
FAQs

If you think you have been exposed to chlamydia you should book an appointment to have a chlamydia test. If you are asymptomatic, this will be with a nurse. If you are displaying symptoms this needs to be with a doctor who can access your symptoms and recommend treatment. It is also important that you abstain from sexual contact with anybody else until you have been tested and treated.

Yes. Chlamydia can be effectively treated with a course of antibiotics.

The only way to fully ensure you don’t catch chlamydia is by abstaining from sexual contact completely. However, we know that for most people this isn’t realistic. To best prevent contracting chlamydia, you should always use a condom every time you engage in sexual activity (vagina, anal and oral sex), get tested regularly for chlamydia, chose less risky sexual behaviours and limit your number of sexual partners.

Absolutely. Getting tested for chlamydia is recommended during pregnancy because it can be transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy. It is easily treated with antibiotics. If left untreated, chlamydia can cause eye and lung infections in newborn babies.

Yes. It’s completely fine and normal to get tested for chlamydia at any point during your menstrual cycle and will not affect the results in any way.

There are several overlaps in symptoms of UTIs and chlamydia which is why it is crucial to book an appointment with the GP who can carry out a chlamydia and UTI test in order to properly diagnose you and provide you with the appropriate treatment.

Yes. Even if you have previously tested positive and have been successfully treated, you can catch chlamydia again. It is, therefore, important to always use a condom during sexual activity to protect yourself from becoming infected, as well as getting regular tests.

You should wait at least 7 days after been fully completing your treatment before you have sex again. You can catch chlamydia again, so it is important that any infected partners also wait until 7 days after they have finished treatment.

If left untreated chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease which can result in permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive system, which is not only very painful but also makes it difficult or even impossible to get pregnant.