About the test
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK, and is most common in men and women under 25. Click here for more information on Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.
If you are sexually active and under 25, you should be tested for Chlamydia annually or when you change your sexual partner. Chlamydia testing is routinely offered to all under 25s, as part of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme, and you can also ask for a test yourself.
The test for Chlamydia is simple – just one quick and painless test that you do yourself (a vaginal swab for people with a vagina and a urine sample for people with a penis), and as a 2-4-1 test it will also be tested for Gonorrhoea at the same time! You will then be texted your results within 2-3 weeks.
How to get tested
Campus based drop-ins
The CaSH Action Team provide free Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing at our campus based drop-ins.
Postal kits on campus
You can pick up a free postal test kit, which you complete at home and post back for testing, at any Brighton-based Students’ Union reception (Falmer, Grand Parade, Cockcroft, Hastings)
Request a postal kit
If you cannot attend a drop-in you can order a free postal test kit to be posted to you, which you complete at home and post back for testing.
If you live in the Brighton area then email your name and address to SC-TR.BrightonCASH@nhs.net
If you live in East Sussex then click here to request a postal kit or text “PACK” with your name, age, address and sex to 80010
GUM (sexual health) clinic
You will also be tested for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea as part of a full sexual health check-up. See our local services information to find your nearest GUM (sexual health) clinic.
Rates of Chlamydia infection are lower in people who are aged 25 or over, however you can still be at risk and can still be tested. If you are over 25 and are concerned about Chlamydia, see your GP, ask to speak to the practice nurse or visit a GUM or Sexual Health Clinic. See our local services page for more information.
Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea should also be included in your regular sexual health check-up
If you have had a Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea test with the CaSH Action Team, and aren’t contacted within 3 weeks of doing the test with your results, please call the screening programme on 01273 690985 if you tested in Brighton and 01323 416100 if you did the test in Eastbourne or Hastings.