Getting tested, It's easy!

Getting tested for Chlamydia is easy, and can be done by your GP, at Family Planning Clinics and at Sexual Health Centres. The most common test for Chlamydia involves collecting a urine sample (peeing in a cup). Sometimes, a swab may be used. Getting your results usually takes a few days or a week; treatment for Chlamydia is two anti-biotic tablets taken at the same time.

In Canberra, you can get a Chlamydia test at

Canberra Sexual Health Centre

Building 5, Canberra Hospital, Garran (Entrance off Gilmore Crescent)
Find CSHC in Garran (Woden Valley) — SEE MAP HERE!

Canberra Sexual Health Centre opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 2pm
Wednesday 1.30pm - 3.30pm
No appointment necessary

Phone 02 6244 2184

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT)

Level One, 28 University Avenue, Canberra City, ACT
Find SHFPACT in Canberra City — SEE MAP HERE!

SHFPACT opening hours
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Appointments or more information call 02 6257 5710.

or with your local GP.

What a Chlamydia Test Involves

Testing for Chlamydia infection has become very simple. In fact there is no need to undress or be examined by a doctor or nurse since the test can now be done on a urine sample. There are two main ways to test for Chlamydia infection:

1. pass a small amount of urine into a sterile urine container
2. have a swab taken from the cervix (in women) or the urethra (in men) and/ or from the rectum (back passage) if you have had unprotected anal sex

Most of us would probably choose the urine test anyday! But sometimes it’s just as simple to have a swab taken. For example, if you are a woman having your routine Pap smear, a swab of the cervix can be taken at the same time. If you are a man and are having an examination of your genital area as part of a check up or because you have symptoms you’re worried about, it can be very straightforward to have a swab of the urethra taken at the same time.

Of course, when you visit your GP or another health service for a Chlamydia test, it’s likely that they won’t just send you off for a test and nothing else. Ideally, they will spend a bit of time talking to you about your health and sexual health generally, and explain what the test involves and what will happen if it is positive.

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