Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection and because it is often without symptoms, the infection can go untreated, which can lead to infertility and chronic pain. Thankfully, testing and treatment is easy.
Planned Parenthood offers no-cost Chlamydia screenings to eligible women and their partners in all of our Greater Minnesota health centers. See below for details.
Which Planned Parenthood health centers are offering no-cost chlamydia screenings?
Planned Parenthood offers no-cost Chlamydia screenings to those that are eligible at our Alexandria, Bemidji, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester, St. Cloud, Willmar, and Virginia locations.
Who is eligible for the no-cost Chlamydia screening?
Uninsured women under the age of 26 and their partners are eligible for the no-cost Chlamydia screenings. If you do not meet these requirements, we encourage you to still get tested. Planned Parenthood has payment options to meet everyone's needs and does not discriminate on ability to pay.
Questions? Call 1.800.230.PLAN or learn more about our payment options.
Does one need an appointment?
No appointment is necessary. We welcome walk-ins for Chlamydia screenings during standard clinic hours.
However, you can also request an appointment online or call 1.800.230.PLAN to schedule an appointment ahead of time.
What does a Chlamydia screening entail?
Chlamydia is diagnosed through a simple urine test and can be easily treated using antibiotics.
Under Minnesota State law, partners of those testing positive for Chlamydia can receive treatment as well. Learn more about Chlamydia screenings from one of our Nurse Practitioners.
Who should be screened for Chlamydia?
The CDC and the Minnesota Health Department recommend all women who are sexually active and under the age of 26 years old be screened for chlamydia.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHLAMYDIA:
What is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is an infection caused by a kind of bacteria that is passed during sexual contact. It is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the United States and if left untreated can lead to chronic pain and infertility. >Read more
What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?
Usually, Chlamydia has no symptoms. Most people are not aware that they have the infection — especially women.
- Three out of four women with Chlamydia have no Chlamydia symptoms.
- Half of men with Chlamydia have no Chlamydia symptoms.
What happens if Chlamydia is left untreated?
If Chlamydia goes untreated, it can lead to infertility and chronic pain in both men and women. >Read more