Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is common in young people.
Most people do not have any symptoms.
Things you need to know about Online Chlamydia Testing:
- The test is free
- This service is only available through Western Australia's pathology provider PathWest
- This test will also detect gonorrhoea. Consult your doctor or sexual health clinic to test for other sexually transmitted infections such as herpes and genital warts or blood-borne viruses such as HIV
- If you are experiencing any symptoms now, do not rely on this test to determine a cause, rather please seek medical advice immediately.
To use this service you must:
- be 16 years of age or older
- be able to print the PathWest test request form
- be able to visit a PathWest Centre
- have a mobile phone number.
(If you are under 16 years of age and worried about having a sexually transmitted infection, phone the Sexual Health Helpline on 1 800 198 205 for country callers or 9227 6178 for Perth metropolitan callers, or go to 'Find a Service' to find a youth friendly doctor).
To get started, follow these 4 easy steps:
Step 1: Complete the risk self-assessment at the bottom of this page.
Step 2: Complete the test request form, filling in all the mandatory fields which are marked with an asterisk (*).
Step 3: Download and print the PathWest test request form.(If you have trouble downloading or printing the test request form, you can phone the nurse at the Sexual Health Clinic, Fremantle Hospital for help on 1800 628 909).
Step 4: Visit a PathWest Centre to provide your sample. Locations are listed on the bottom of the test request form.
- When you arrive, give the form to the PathWest receptionist
- You will be provided with testing equipment which is free
- Give the sample back to the PathWest receptionist
What to expect after visiting the PathWest Centre?
- Your test result will be followed up by the Sexual Health Clinic at Fremantle Hospital
- Your test result should be available in 3 working days within the Perth metropolitan area and 5 working days in country areas
- The specimen will only be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhoea, which are both sexually transmitted infections that can be identified by this testing method
- A nurse from the Sexual Health Clinic at Fremantle Hospital will phone you only if your result is positive. Of course, if you would like to know the test result or have any questions or concerns please call the nurse at the Sexual Health Clinic, Fremantle Hospital on 1800 628 909
- If your test result is positive you will need to visit a doctor to be treated with antibiotics. The Sexual Health Nurse will discuss this with you when she informs you of your test result
Step 1: Self Risk Assessment form