Chlamydia and gonorrhea are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that may not cause any symptoms (but if you do have symptoms like these, see your healthcare provider right away). Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea have been increasing in our area.
Now you can go get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea without making a clinic appointment. Just follow this three-step process.
Go get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea
1. Download and print the form below.
- Complete Part B of the requisition form.
- Make sure to provide your current confidential phone number so that we can reach you or leave a message if your result is positive. (We are discreet; please ensure the number you provide is a number at which we may confidentially contact you.)
2. Go to a participating LifeLabs with your completed form.
- Visit your closest participating LifeLabs location: Fergus, Guelph (Norfolk St. and Stone Rd. locations only), Orangeville or Shelburne (if you can’t get to one of these locations, see other options below). **Note: ONLY these five locations offer this testing.
- You do not need an appointment.
- You do need your health card.
3. Give them a small urine sample.
- Do not void (pee) for at least 1 hour before the test.
- Make sure to collect the first urine expelled.
Results will be available 10 business days after you take the test.
- If your test is negative, no chlamydia or gonorrhea was found in your urine: You will not be contacted.
- If your test is positive, chlamydia or gonorrhea was found in your urine. A public health nurse will contact you to discuss options for free treatment.
- If you haven’t been contacted, but you would like to know your results, call us at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4744 and let the nurse know you tested yourself.
If you can’t get to a participating location
If you’re a public high school student, you can get tested through the nurse at your high school.
If you’re from North Wellington and can’t make it to one of the five participating LifeLabs locations, drop-in times are available at our Palmerston and Mount Forest offices. Call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 7616 or text 226-820-6441 during business hours to find out available times. Please remember to bring your requisition (req) and health card.
Ready? Download the requisition form
I understand the purpose for disclosing personal health information to Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH). I understand that, if I test positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea, I will be contacted by a public health nurse, require treatment (provided for free at WDGPH) and be asked to provide information about my sexual partners. This information will be used to contact these partners to ensure that they are adequately tested and treated. My name or other identifying facts will not be released to these partners. The confidential information obtained by WDGPH during this process is compliant with privacy legislation.
The confidential information collected in this process is under the authority of the Health Protection and Promotion Act in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act. This information will be used for the delivery of public health programs and services; the administration of the agency; and the maintenance of healthcare databases, registries and related research, in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Any questions about the collection of this information should be addressed to the Chief Privacy Officer at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 2975.