Chlamydia and gonorrhoea

Chlamydia is a very common bacterial infection which is picked up by having unprotected sex. Around one in seven young people are thought to have chlamydia (which usually clears up on its own), but can sometimes hang around in your tubes and cause damage. It can even make you infertile. Chlamydia infection often doesn’t give you any symptoms, so it’s important to make sure that you don’t have it by taking a test, even if you feel ok. Remember it only takes ONE infected partner to pass the bacterial infection on, so if you have ever had unprotected sex (sex without using a condom), then make sure you get a test. Order one online at SH:24 or come to any of our clinics to get a test.

If you are under 25 you can get a free test at some local pharmacies too.

Gonorrhoea

It is very easy to test for Gonorrhoea and current tests are highly sensitive. Gonorrhoea can be present in the urethra, vagina, rectum and throat and we can test from all these sites. Gonorrhoea is very infectious and can be transmitted without having full penetrative sex even if condoms are used. It can take up to 2 weeks after sexual contact for a test to pick up these infections therefore it may be neccessary to repeat the tests to cover any window periods. We advise to screen regularly, particularly after any partner changes.

If you are under 25 you can get a free test at some local pharmacies too.

Testing

Don’t worry guys, we won’t stick anything inside you, the test for chlamydia for you is just a pee in a pot. For women, it’s just a painless swab.

Home testing

In order to get tested you don’t need to come into a clinic. You can order free home testing kits from either of the below services  

Find your local clinic

Nearest First

Delmergate Pharmacy Gillingham

01634 851427 105 Richmond Road, Sunlight Centre, Gillingham, ME7 1LX
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)

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Well Chatham

01634 842129 22 Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, ME4 5JY
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)

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Boots Pentagon Chatham

01634 405471 Pentagon Shopping Centre, 30-34 Military Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4BB
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Boots

01634 851475 125-127 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1BS
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Advice
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Free condoms

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Hoo Pharmacy

01634 253780 5 Main Road, Hoo, Rochester ME3 9DT
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Asda in store pharmacy

01634 663010 387 Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9SE
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Advice

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Boots

01634 388175 5 Hempstead Valley Shopping, 61 Hempstead Valley Dr, Hempstead, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3PB
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Boots

01634 817317 The Thorndike Centre Longley Rd, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2TH
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Boots

01634 717367 83 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4AH
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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J Spensley

01634 231809 1 Twydall Green, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6JX
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Osbon Pharmacy

01634 574114 17 Duncan Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4LA
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Osbon Pharmacy

01634 575327 1 Railway Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1XF
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Paydens Chatham

01634 404142 139 New Road, Chatham, ME4 4PT
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Advice

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Delmergate Pharmacy

01634 841967 163 Wayfield Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 0HD
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Delmergate Pharmacy

01634 402108 23 Street End Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 0AA
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Karsons Pharmacy

01634 843177 33 Pattens Lane, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6JR
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Karsons Ltd

01634 405700 69-71 City Way, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2BA
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Fenns Chemist

01634 863819 9-10 Walderslade Centre, Walderslade, Kent, ME5 9LR
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Ryders Chemist

01634 842838 130 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1JT
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Paydens Ltd

01634 581815 Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4PN
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Twydall Clinic

0300 123 1678 Twydall Green, Gillingham, ME8 6JY
  • All contraception (except coil)
  • Asymptomatic testing for all STIs
  • HIV testing
  • Young persons clinic
  • Clinic

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St Werburgh Medical Centre

0300 123 1678 98 Bells Lane, Hoo, ME3 9HU
  • All contraception (except coil)
  • Asymptomatic testing for all STIs
  • HIV testing
  • Clinic

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Keystone Centre

0300 123 1678 Gun Lane, Strood, ME2 4UL
  • All contraception (except coil)
  • Asymptomatic testing for all STIs
  • HIV testing
  • Psychosexual health
  • Clinic

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Balmoral Gardens Healthy Living Centre

0300 123 1678 Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham, ME7 4PN
  • All contraception (except coil)
  • Asymptomatic testing for all STIs
  • HIV testing
  • Young persons clinic
  • Clinic

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Clover Street

0300 123 1678 4 Clover Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4DT
  • All contraception
  • Treating and testing for all STIs
  • HIV testing and treatment
  • PEP
  • Psychosexual health
  • Services for men who have sex with men
  • Young persons clinic
  • Clinic
  • Symptomatic testing

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