Simple Online Chlamydia Test Referrals

If you’re looking for ‘chlamydia testing near me’, look no further than Instant Consult

Can I Get a Chlamydia Test Online?

You can’t take a chlamydia test online in the way you might think. Chlamydia testing requires physical samples, like urine or a swab from the genital area, rectum, or throat. Home test kits might be available. However, collecting samples at home can be prone to errors. So, for a definitive diagnosis, your doctor will usually require you to get tested at a pathology lab or a sexual health clinic.

While you can’t test for chlamydia purely online, you can organise a chlamydia test online. Instant Consult offers telehealth consultations that make it easier to secure a chlamydia test referral without seeing a doctor in person.

With just a few clicks, you can talk to an AHPRA-accredited doctor, discuss chlamydia symptoms, and secure a blood test referral, all from home. You can then use that referral to get tested, diagnosed, and treated before the worst happens. No more waiting rooms or unnecessary travel. It’s discreet, straightforward, and accessible no matter where you are in Australia.

Book your online consultation today and take control of your sexual health with confidence and convenience.

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What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It’s a major health concern in Australia, with thousands of new cases reported each year. In fact, HealthDirect referred to it as the most reported STI in the country, with nearly 97,000 men and women diagnosed each year.

This infection spreads through sexual contact. That includes vaginal, anal, and oral sex. It can also be passed from a pregnant woman to her baby during childbirth. If left untreated, chlamydia can lead to serious health problems, including infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease.

Since chlamydia can be asymptomatic, many people don’t realise they’re infected. This makes regular STI testing crucial for sexually active individuals, particularly those with new or multiple sexual partners.

Symptoms of Chlamydia

While chlamydia is a common STI, it often doesn’t show symptoms. That’s why many cases of chlamydia infection go unnoticed. When symptoms do appear, they can vary between individuals. Here’s what to look out for:

For anyone:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Itching or burning in the genital area
  • Pain and swelling in one or both testicles (less common)

For women specifically:

  • Pain during sex
  • Bleeding between periods or after sex
  • Abdominal pain with fever
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding or longer periods
  • Unusual vaginal discharge

For men specifically:

  • Discharge from the penis
  • Burning or itching around the opening of the penis
  • Pain and swelling in the testicles

If you think you might have chlamydia, seeing a health professional for testing and treatment is the best course of action.

How Chlamydia Testing Works

STD tests in Australia are pretty straightforward and accessible. Many sexual health clinics provide free testing for common STIs like syphilis, herpes, gonorrhoea, and chlamydia. Here’s how it works:

Testing Options

There are two types of testing options for chlamydia:

  • Urine Test: This is the most common method, especially for men. You’ll provide a urine sample at a testing facility. You don’t need to prepare anything special for a urine test but try not to urinate for at least an hour before.
  • Swab Test: This method is often used for women and can also be used for men. A swab is taken from the genital, throat, or rectal area. A healthcare provider usually collects the sample from the affected area. It’s typically quick and causes minimal discomfort.

Arranging a Test

  • Referral: In Australia, you will need a pathology request form from a clinician or a qualified health professional to get an STI test. So, before heading to the testing facility, make sure to have your referral sorted.
  • Booking: Once you have a referral, you can book an appointment at a pathology provider or a sexual health clinic. Many places accept walk-ins.

Getting Your Result

Chlamydia test results usually come back within a few days to a week. However, it will not be sent directly to you. Rather, the lab will send it to your GP or the healthcare professional who issued the referral. They will then inform you of your test results and explain their implications. If you get positive results, your doctor will discuss treatment options, typically a course of antibiotics.

Testing Cost

As mentioned, most sexual health clinics across Australia offer free STI and STD testing. But if there are no nearby sexual health clinics, some health service providers offer bulk-billed STI testing if you have a valid Medicare card.

How to Get a Chlamydia Test Online Referral in Minutes

Need a referral but have no time to visit a GP clinic or don’t want to discuss your sexual health problems in person? At Instant Consult, you can get your test referral in minutes without leaving your home. Here’s how:

  1. Sign up or Log in: Start by downloading the Instant Consult app or visiting our homepage. Then create an account or sign in if you already have one.
  2. Request a Consultation: Once you’re in, click on the “Request a Consult” button on your dashboard. Follow the prompts, and the first available doctor will connect with you in 15 minutes or less.
  3. Chat With Your Doctor: Once connected with a doctor, discuss your symptoms and mention that you’re seeking a chlamydia test. The doctor will assess your situation and provide advice.
  4. Receive Your Referral: If a chlamydia test is necessary, the doctor will issue a pathology request form which will be sent to our device right after the consultation. You can print it or send it directly to the testing facility right from the app.
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You can choose to have your results sent to your regular GP, otherwise it will be sent directly to us. Once your test results have been received, we will promptly notify you via text and email. You will then have to schedule a follow-up consultation so our doctors can discuss your results and explain the best course of action.

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Other Ways Instant Consult Can Help

More than test referrals, our team of Australian registered doctors can provide a wide range of health services to help you manage chlamydia and other STIs. These include:

  • General Medical Advice: Get professional advice on symptoms, prevention, and treatment of STIs, including chlamydia, from the comfort of your home.
  • Online Prescriptions: If you test positive for chlamydia or another STI, Instant Consult doctors can prescribe the necessary antibiotics or medication online. You can then pick up your prescription from your local pharmacy.
  • Referrals to Specialists: For more complex cases or if further examination is needed, you can receive referrals to see specialists in sexual health or related fields.
  • Pathology Referrals: Besides chlamydia testing, get referrals for a wide range of other tests to screen for different STIs like herpes, genital warts, or gonorrhoea.
  • X-ray Referrals: If complications arise from an STI, such as pelvic inflammatory disease from untreated chlamydia, you might need an X-ray. Our doctors can also provide referrals for these imaging services.
  • Medical Certificates: If your STI or its treatment requires you to take time off work or school, Instant Consult doctors can issue medical certificates online.

At Instant Consult, we’re committed to eliminating the hassle of traditional healthcare to ensure you get the medical support you need whenever you need it. Book your consultation today!

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If you need a blood cell count or to check for STDs/STIs like Chlamydia or Gonorrhea or need any other kind of bloodwork you can easily get a pathology request sent to your inbox by any of our fully licensed online GPs. You can then take the request to the clinic of your choice.



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