Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection that normally causes no symptoms. However it is safer to get it treated, as occasionally there can be complications for either you or your partner(s).
If you are contacted with a positive chlamydia result you will need antibiotics to treat this infection. This is easy to take and involves taking 4 tablets.
You may be offered antibiotic treatment with text message voucher to take to a local pharmacy or you can choose to see your GP or your local sexual health clinic.
Using Text Message Vouchers
If you choose the text message option you will be sent a personal code to your mobile. It looks like this:
You can take this to a pharmacy on this list
They will provide you with your prescription free of charge
Once the pharmacist has seen the text, she/he will ask you to delete it. You will be contacted by the sexual health clinic if you misuse the voucher.
A list of pharmacies which have extended opening hours can be downloaded here.
If you think you might need other tests, you can discuss this with your GP or your local sexual health clinic.
You may not be eligible for a text voucher if you are:
- You must avoid sex for 7 days after treatment.
- under 16 years of age
- if you have pain in your lower abdomen, or pain passing urine or bleeding in between your periods
- if you are male and have male partners
- if you are pregnant
- if you work in the sex industry
- if you have had chlamydia in the past.
If any of the above apply to you then we may advise that you attend your local sexual health clinic as you may need a full assessment and possibly different antibiotic treatment.