"Check your Bits"

The North East's Screening Team is here to answer any of your questions about chlamydia. All calls are handled by professional health advisors with confidentiality and respect. Find out more on the Check your Bits website.


National Chlamydia Screening Programme

On the National Chlamydia Screening Programme website, you will learn more about chlamydia, the National Chlamydia Screening Programme, and access local services for chlamydia screening.


NHS Choices

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK. Often called the ‘silent’ disease because many people with it do not have any noticeable symptoms. Find out more at NHS Choices.


Sexual health service

Chlamydia Screening

The Chlamydia Screening Programme is based within the New Croft Centre in Newcastle.

It offers quick and easy chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing to young people between 15 and 24 years old living in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

Where can the tests be done?

Testing is offered in a variety of locations, including:

  • GP practices
  • schools
  • colleges
  • universities
  • youth centres
  • our outreach events

About chlamydia and gonorrhoea


Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection. If left untreated, chlamydia, which often has no symptoms, can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and can leave both men and women infertile.


Gonorrhoea is a treatable sexually transmitted infection. Like chlamydia, if left untreated it can cause serious long-term complications for men and women, which can result in infertility. However, both infections can easily be treated with a free short course of antibiotics.

You can request free home test kits from our website at www.checkyourbits.org

Simply follow the step-by-step instructions and return your test and form in the plastic freepost envelope. We will let you know about your results by your preferred method within 7-10 days.

More information

For more information about chlamydia and gonorrhoea, visit our website at www.checkyourbits.org


The central office is based at the New Croft Centre.

Central office telephone number: 0191 229 2958

Our core hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. We also offer evening treatment options to patients in each area, and deliver screening events throughout the week and at weekends inside and outside core hours.

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