Chlamydia screening for under 25s

Treatment in 3 easy steps

If you need a chlamydia test and you're under 25, it may be possible to get one from your pharmacist.

Choose an appointment

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Visit your local pharmacist to be tested.


If you test positive, return to the pharmacy and take your full course of antibiotics.

What to do if you need a chlamydia test

You shouldn’t delay having a chlamydia test if you’ve had unprotected sex although you might also be advised to test again two weeks after having sex. Testing is quick and painless, usually involving giving a urine sample or taking a swab of the vagina or entrance to the urethra in men. You may have a swab of your rectum or throat if you’ve had anal or oral sex.

If you test positive, you will be advised to test for other STIs in case they were also passed on during unprotected sex. Chlamydia is treated with a course of antibiotics, during which you should not have sex.

Get tested

Wait for results

Take your full course of antibiotics

See improvement of symptoms within a week

Use a barrier method during future sex to avoid getting another STI

Book a chlamydia screen today now

"The complications of chlamydia can be severe if left untreated, with particular risk for fertility. However, a quick test and short course of antibiotics can detect and treat chlamydia early. It is still important to use barrier methods like condoms and dental dams after testing to prevent a new infection."

Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE

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