Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection and can often have no symptoms.
It affects both males and females of all ages but is most common in the under 25 age group. It is passed on through unprotected sex including oral and anal sex and can lead to complications including infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease if it’s not treated.
Testing for the infection is simple. A urine test for males and a self-taken vaginal swab for females means that you can do the test at home and send it in to us. We will then contact you with your results and if necessary, arrange treatment. Treatment is a one-off dose of antibiotics so there are no scary treatments to worry about.
In addition, the test will also look for Gonorrhoea, another sexually transmitted infection which can sometimes have no symptoms. Again, we will contact you with the result and arrange treatment if necessary.
The test and the treatment are free of charge and confidential. If you are 16 or over and have ever had unprotected sex, it is worth testing even if you have no symptoms. If you are under 16 and want a test, come into any of the sexual health clinics where you can be tested free of charge.
For over 18’s only
Use of the Internet, Confidentiality and Data Protection Statement
Your information is transmitted to us electronically in a non-secure way. As with any non-secure electronic communication, there is a chance that your information may be intercepted and viewed by someone else.
Unfortunately we cannot accept any responsibility for any damage or loss whatsoever caused by the interception of your personal information, by a third party.
Once your condom order has been processed, we will register your details onto our secure database which is held within the CaSH service only and is not accessible by any other Trust department. This information will be used to monitor the use of the scheme and improve your access to the sexual health service should you wish to come into clinic for any reason. This information will be retained by St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
The information you provide on this form will be treated as highly confidential, and we will not pass it on to anyone else, unless we are legally obliged to do so.
Terms & Conditions
This service is free of charge to residents living within the St Helens or Halton (Runcorn and Widnes) Boroughs. All addresses used at registration will be the only delivery address and must be within the appropriate postcodes.
Packs can be ordered online and order frequency will be recorded for monitoring purposes.
All screening tests returned will be handled by the Sexual Health Service and you will be notified of your results by your preferred method indicated however we may need to contact you by telephone in order to speak to you.
Any tests not used before the expiry date shown on the testing kit will not be processed.
By registering with the service you are giving permission for your details to be stored within the sexual health service securely and not shared with any third party.
By registering with the service, you are confirming that you are over 18 years of age. Anyone registering under this age will not be permitted onto the scheme but will be directed to the local C-card scheme or sexual health clinic where free condoms are available. If you are under 18, you are able to request a screening kit only.