GGD West-Brabant

I want an STD test

Are you younger than 25 years? Then your STD screening is free of charge. Are you over the age of 25? We may refer you to your general practitioner. Would you rather order a home test? Scroll down for further information.
Make an appointment 0900 369 69 69
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How does the screening work?

  • The screening starts with some questions about why you are worried and if you have had any symptoms.
  • Women take a vaginal swab. Men bring their morning urine.
  • We always test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. If additional testing is required, we may need to take a blood sample.
  • Within 10 days after the screening, we will inform you of your results by text message.
Do you prefer a home test?

Home testing is possible for people living in the West-Brabant region. The home test kit is available in Breda, free of charge. After filling in a questionnaire you will receive the home test kit.

How does the home STD test work?

We test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Men use urine and women use a vaginal swab. You send the test material in the supplied return box to the laboratory. You can expect the results within 48 hours. If a treatment is needed, you will need to make an appointment with your general practitioner or the GGD.

When do you qualify for the home test?

  1. If you are 25 years old or younger
  2. If you have no symptoms
  3. If you received or didn't receive a warning for chlamydia or gonorrhea
  4. If your last sexual contact without a condom has been longer than two weeks ago
  5. If you as a man do not have sex with men
  6. If you were born in the Netherlands
  7. If you have not received money for sex

Do you qualify? Pick up your test package at the reception of the GGD West-Brabant in Breda. We are open on workdays between 9 am and 17 pm. Please bring your ID for an age check.

Important:

  • Are you a man: ask for test kit 1
  • Are you a woman: ask for test kit 2
  • Are you a woman who engages in anal intercourse: ask for test packages 2 and 3
Are you a sex worker?

Protect yourself and regularly check for STD's and HIV. You can also get a free vaccination against hepatitis B. Call us for an appointment at 0900 369 69 69.

Every Tuesday from 11 am to 12.30 pm you are welcome at our walk-in clinic 'Als seks je werk is'. You can enter without an appointment until 12.30 pm at the GGD in Breda, Doornboslaan 225-227.