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Free Online Testing

Order your free Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Test

If you are aged 16-24 years, living in County Durham you can order a free testing kit below.

Unfortunately we are not able to provide this service if you live in Darlington. You can attend the Sexual Health Clinic (GUM) at Darlington Memorial Hospital by ringing 01325 743 203.

If you are under 16 or over 24 years, or not living in County Durham your request will not be processed.  Please contact your local sexual health clinic or GP.

 

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are two of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the North East.  Both of these infections may not give you any symptoms, but if not treated could lead to health complications, including infertility.  Gay, Straight, Bisexual, it doesn't matter; you can catch Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea.  If you have had any sexual contact you may have put yourself at risk, so it's a good idea to take a test.

Remember the best way to protect yourself from STI's is to use a condom. These are FREE with C-Card if you're 13-24 or from your local Sexual Health Clinic. Visit our Free Condoms section for advice, information and how to access.

 

How to Test

It's free and simple to do.

Complete the request form below and we will send you a testing kit in an unmarked envelope with full instructions. You can complete your testing kit in the privacy of your own home.  Simply provide us with a urine sample, complete the form and return them both free of charge in the post. 

Just complete your details at the bottom of the page to submit your request.

 

What if I don't want a testing kit posted home?

You can collect an easy to complete test from most pharmacies in County Durham or you can book an appointment at one of our Contraception and Sexual Health clinics (CaSH)  by ringing the Central Booking Line on: 0191 372 8700.

 

How do I get my results?

Results take 7-10 working days, you can choose if you want these by text, telephone or a letter.

If you have a positive result for either infection you will be contacted by a Health Advisor who will arrange or discuss with you the best place to get treatment.

 

Who will we tell?

We don't tell anyone that you've taken a test or what your results are.  It doesn't even go on your GP notes.

We take confidentiality VERY seriously. Your details will not be shared unless we think somebody is at serious risk of harm, sexual abuse or you need treatment and we can't contact you.  It's important you choose the best method of contact for you. 

   

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