is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK, but
most people won't know they have it unless they get tested,
because there are often no signs or symptoms.
Chlamydia can cause long-term damage to
your health if it is untreated, such as infertility (being
unable to get pregnant). It is also linked to ectopic pregnancy
(a serious problem when a pregnancy develops outside of the
womb), miscarriage and long-term pelvic pain in women.
For more information on Chlamydia please
The test is very simple and you will not
need to be examined. You can either pee in a pot or women can
use a self taken vaginal swab. All tests are free!
If you are under 25 and live in
North Yorkshire, you can be tested through the Chlamydia
screening programme called ‘Yorscreen’.
If you are over 25 you will need
to go to a
sexual health clinic or talk to your GP.
Yorscreen test sites - for under 25
There are many places in North Yorkshire
where you can collect a testing kit. Call Yorscreen on 01904
725440 to find out where your local test sites are, or ask your
doctor, nurse or youth worker for help.
Yorscreen postal tests - for under 25
If you would like to do a test at home,
please text 'TEST' to 80010, followed by your name, address and
age to request a postal pack. If
you are under 16, you can still get tested, but it's
important to speak with a nurse, doctor or youth worker first.
To request a kit go to
Request a testing kit
Your postal test kit will be sent to you
within 7 days, in a plain white package. If you require an
urgent test or advice, please contact the Yorscreen team on
01904 725440 for details of your nearest testing venue.
Please see the Sexual Health – Chlamydia Screening factsheet for