The chlamydia screening programme is based within the New Croft Centre in Newcastle.
Where can the tests be done?
Testing is offered in a variety of locations, including:
- GP practices
- youth centres
- our outreach events
About chlamydia and gonorrhoea
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection. If left untreated, chlamydia, which often has no symptoms, can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and can leave both men and women infertile.
Gonorrhoea is a treatable sexually transmitted infection. Like chlamydia, if left untreated it can cause serious long-term complications for men and women, which can result in infertility. However, both infections can easily be treated with a free short course of antibiotics.
You can request free home test kits from our ‘Check your bits’ website:Check your bits
Simply follow the step-by-step instructions and return your test and form in the plastic freepost envelope. We will let you know about your results by your preferred method within 7-10 days.
For more information about chlamydia and gonorrhoea, visit our ‘Check your bits’ website:Check your bits
Our central office is based at the New Croft Centre.
Telephone: 0191 229 2958
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm
We also offer evening treatment options to patients in each area, and deliver screening events throughout the week and at weekends inside and outside our core hours.