Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK. People who are under 25 are more likely to get Chlamydia but it can affect anyone of any age. It affects both males and females.
If you are sexually active, you should be tested for chlamydia annually or when you change your sexual partner. The test for chlamydia is simple – just one quick and painless test that you do yourself.
You can just call in to our clinic during opening hours, pick up a self-screening kit, provide a urine sample or self-taken vaginal swab in the patient toilet and then leave this with us. We’ll send your sample to the lab and contact you confidentially with your result.
We can provide a range of options for testing – all are free, confidential, simple, painless, and totally voluntary. You can do the test yourself – you do not need to be examined.
Men will be asked to give a urine sample and women will be asked to take a swab themselves from the lower vagina using a cotton wool bud to wipe the area. For women, the vaginal swab provides a much better and more accurate test sample than a urine sample.
We also use the samples given to test for possible gonorrhoea but not for other infections so it may be advisable to have a full sexual health screen at one of our sexual health clinics.
Where Can I Get a Chlamydia Test?
You can get a free, confidential test at one of our clinics.
Young people under the age of 20 can also get tested at our Youth Clinic, or at one of the locations across the city that are part of the Sheffield Chlamydia Testing programme.
If you are aged 16-24 years and you live in Sheffield you can get a FREE postal chlamydia testing kit sent direct to your home by texting CLEAR WS, your name, address & postcode and whether you are male or female to 80010
e.g. CLEAR WS, Josephine Bloggs, 33 Arcadia Close, S33 5XX, female
If you are over the age of 25, you can access free, confidential chlamydia and STI testing at our sexual health clinics.