For most people between the ages of 20 and 24, an STI-test for gonorrhea and chlamydia is enough. The test can simply be done by yourself in the bathroom. Males provide a urine sample while females take a vaginal swab. After that, you hand over the testing material to us for examination.
Am I eligible for a self-screening test?
Yes, but only if:
- You live in the region Haaglanden (Den Haag, Zoetermeer, Westland, Delft, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Pijnacker-Nootdorp, Rijswijk, Wassenaar, Midden-Delfland);
- You, your parents and your partner(s) were born in the Netherlands, Western Europe, the USA, Canada or Australia;
- You don't have any symptoms that could indicate an STI;
- You have not been warned of an STI;
- As a male, you don't have sex with other men;
- You are not paid for sex.
Does all of the above points apply to you? If so, you have two options:
- You make an appointment and have a chat with the nurse. The nurse can answer all of your questions about STI’s and sexuality. Afterwards, you collect the test material yourself in the bathroom.
- However, you can also schedule an appointment to just collect a self-screening test at our front desk. Then, you collect the test material yourself in the bathroom.
An appointment can be made through our online form.
Attention! Please keep in mind that STI'S like gonorrhoea and chlamydia can only be tested 14 days after the sexual contact took place. So, if you want to take a test only for reassurance, we advise you to wait at least 14 days after the sexual contact before taking the test.
In both cases, the results of the test will be known within 10 days. Only you can see these results on a secure web page. If you have an STI, you return to the Centrum Seksuele Gezondheid for treatment.
What if I am not eligible?
Are you between 20 and 24, but the criteria above do not apply to you? Don’t worry, you are still eligible for an STI-test, but we offer you a consultation with a sexual health nurse. Make an appointment at the Centrum Seksuele Gezondheid through the online form.
Attention! A self-screening test does NOT imply a do-it-yourself test. With do-it-yourself tests (which you can buy in drugstores or from the internet), you read the result yourself. Do-it-yourself tests are NOT RELIABLE.