What is Gonorrhea?
Learn about Gonorrhea here
What is Chlamydia?
Learn about Chlamydia here
Ready to get tested in Durham?
Call DCoDPH for an appointment or just walk in for test.
If you need to be treated for
Gonorrhea or Chlamydia
Call 919-560-8819 and leave a
message with your information.
Someone will return your call shortly to schedule an
The visit and the medicine
are free at Clinic 6 of the
Durham County Department
of Public Health.
Important information if you have gonorrhea or chlamydia
You can get treated for free at Clinic 6 of the Durham County Department of Public Health. Call us at 919-560-8819 to schedule an appointment.
Click here for a list of other places to get treated.
Why get treated?
If you delay or don’t get treated for Gonorrhea or Chlamydia, the infection can get worse and cause long-term problems. In women, an untreated STI can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can cause problems like damage to her reproductive system, ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that is outside of the womb), long term scarring and pain or even make you unable to have children in the future. In men, an untreated STI can cause long periods of pain in the groin or testicles or even potentially make him sterile. Having an untreated STI can also increase your chance of catching HIV.
Tell your partner(s) to get treated
You can tell your partner to call the clinic for a priority appointment at 919-560-8819. Your partner can also walk-in for treatment, but may have to wait a little longer to be seen. Your partner will be given a priority appointment if they give the code you were given with your test results. Check your partner code here.
Why tell my partner?
The infection will not go away without medicine. If your partner does not get treated you can get the infection again. Your partner may not know they have an STI, because many times there are no symptoms.
How do I tell my partner?
Follow this link for helpful tips on talking to your partner.
Retest in 3 months
You may get a new infection and not know. You can retest for free in clinic 6. You will receive a text message in three months to remind you to return to the clinic to get tested. Click here for a list of additional places to retest.