Chlamydia- Screening in Mid Essex
17th February 2009
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What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a bacteria. Chlamydia can affect both men and women. 25% of women and 50% of men develop symptoms.

1 in 10 people under 25 who have been tested are infected with chlamydia, but many won't have any obvious signs or symptoms or only get mild symptoms, which they won't notice; so most people won't know they have the infection.

If there are symptoms, they usually show up 1-3 weeks after coming into contact with Chlamydia. If left untreated, in some people chlamydia can cause longer term health problems including infertility and pain, especially in the lower abdomen.

Women and men under 25, who have been sexually active and currently show no signs or symptom can get screening for free.

Where can I get a test from? In Mid-Essex help is available from the ruClear? Mid Essex Chlamydia Screening Office.

Contact the Mid Essex ruClear? team on 01245 318640 or mobile 07900 248 718 to find out where you can access chlamydia testing locally or contact:


Martha Jones - Chlamydia Coordinator

Viv Kemp - Chlamydia Screening Nurse
ruClear? Mid Essex
Central Clinic - C & E Centre
New London Road

Testing Venues include:

Braintree Family Planning Clinic
Day Hospital
St Michael's Hospital
Tel: 01376 308541
Wednesday 3.45pm-8.30pm
Appointments: 01376 556860 between 9am-4pm Monday-Friday

Burnham Family Planning Clinic
33 Crouch Road
Wednesday 6.00pm-8.00pm
Tel: 01621 727600

Central Family Planning Clinic, Chelmsford
New London Road
Monday and Thursday 6.30pm-9.00pm
Tel: 01245 318640

Maldon Family Planning Clinic
St. Peter's Hospital
Tuesday 6.30pm-9.00pm
Tel: 01621 727328
Appointments: 01621 727200 between 9am-4.30pm Monday-Friday

South Woodham Ferrers Family Planning Clinic
Merchant Street
Thursday 6.30pm-9pm
Tel: 01245 318300

Witham Family Planning Clinic
4 Mayland Road
Monday 6.30pm-9pm
Tel: 01376 302740

Body 'n' Soul (Youth Advisory Service)
Central Clinic
C&E Centre
New London Road
Saturday 12 midday-4pm
Tel: 01245 318640
For young people up to the age of 21 years

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