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Orpington

Homefield Rise, Orpington, Kent. BR6 0FE
  • Great availability
  • Good public transport
  • Evening & weekend appointments

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR PRIVATE GUM CLINIC IN ORPINGTON?

Your Sexual Health has a private STD clinic in Orpington offering a wide range of sexual health tests, including Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and HIV. Benefit from a fast turnaround time and accurate laboratory results that you can trust. Our service is straightforward and simple, just choose the test that you require and pick an appointment time that suits you. Once your appointment is confirmed, simply visit the clinic and we’ll collect your sample before sending it to the laboratory.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I DEPOSIT MY SAMPLE?

From here, your sample will be analysed and you will be contacted with your results via your preferred method. In the unfortunate event that your results come back positive, these can be discussed and actioned by your own GP. We can also recommend an independent private GP service if you prefer who can discuss your circumstances and manage further as required. This service will be free of charge to you. We’re the only online private STD testing provider to offer this level of service.

WHERE IS THE ORPINGTON STI CLINIC?

Our private Orpington STI clinic is located in the town centre, just a short walk from Orpington train station. The clinic offers excellent access to testing for anyone living in and around the town, whilst still easily accessible from across the South London and Kent region. It’s just a short drive from the M25 motorway with roadside parking available around the clinic. For those travelling by public transport, the 51 and 61 buses stop nearby on the main high street.

ALL TESTS AVAILABLE AT ORPINGTON

We offer a wide range of discreet and confidential STD tests that you can take at one of our private clinics or in the comfort of your own home. Filter the tests using the categories listed below and click on the test cards to find out more about the procedures.

No, some STDs don’t show symptoms and can go undetected, which can cause issues later on. Some STDs with no symptoms are Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. Find out more about what STDs don’t show symptoms in our recent blog.

It’s best to wait after the incubation period to pass before you visit a Sexual Health clinic to be tested and treated. The HIV incubation period is 2 to 4 weeks after infection, syphilis has an incubation period of up to three weeks, and chlamydia has a 7 to 21-day incubation period.  You can read more about this in our dedicated blog.

Most STDs aren’t detectable straight away. You should wait at least 14 days before testing for chlamydia or gonorrhoea. You should wait at least 28 days before testing for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.  To learn more about testing times for specific STDs, read our dedicated blog.

With the correct treatment, yes chlamydia does go away. If you suspect that you or a person you have had sexual contact with has chlamydia, then you should get tested and follow the advice of a medical professional.

Commonly prescribed antibiotics for chlamydia are:

  • Doxycycline
  • Azithromycin

For some people, the symptoms of chlamydia can appear in the first or second week of infection. Others can take months to show symptoms, whilst some never exhibit symptoms at all.

If you believe that you have chlamydia or you have come into sexual contact with someone who has, you should seek sexual health screening immediately.

Failure to properly diagnose chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and lead to issues with fertility.