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
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.
'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been
excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very
thankful and relieved patient'.
Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital
of North Durham