Chlamydia Screening and Treatment


A local Enhanced Service for opportunistic Chlamydia screening and treatment of individuals aged 15 to 24.

The aims of the service are:

  • To increase access to the national chlamydia screening programme by providing additional locations where people can access screening
  • To increase access to treatment of chlamydia infection if deemed appropriate
  • To increase access for young people, to sexual health advice and referral on to specialist services where required
  • To increase clients' knowledge of the risks associated with sexually transmitted infections.

Who to Refer

Young people between the ages of 15 to 24 inclusive who are sexually active.

Please note: when seeking/receiving advice in regard to patient care and making referrals, NHS Connecting for Health Information Governance standards and policies must be adhered to.

Who not to Refer

  • Patients under the age of 15 and those over 24 (as they are excluded from the pharmacy scheme- should be seen by doctor instead)
  • Those not sexually active
  • National Chlamydia screening programme targeted at young people under the age of 25 who are sexually active.

Last updated: 26/04/2012

Update due: 26/04/2013