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  • 850-595-6500, Option 1
  • Mailing Address

    Fairfield Service Center, 1295 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Florida 32501

What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is the most commonly spread bacterial STD among men and women in the U.S. that can be cured easily. Chlamydia can cause serious, permanent damage to a female’s reproductive system. If left untreated, chlamydia can make it difficult to become pregnant. Chlamydia can also cause a fatal ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy that occurs outside the womb). Sexually active females over the age of 25 should be tested for chlamydia and other STDs every year.

How is chlamydia spread?

Chlamydia is spread through anal, vaginal, and/or oral sex with someone who has chlamydia. Chlamydia can spread even if a male partner does not ejaculate. You can be re-infected with chlamydia even if you have had it before.

What are the symptoms of chlamydia?

Most people who have chlamydia do not have symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they may not appear for several weeks after initial exposure. Men and women may also be infected through the rectum (anal sex or spread form another site). This may result in rectal pain, discharge, and/or bleeding.

Women with symptoms may have:
• abnormal vaginal discharge
• burning sensation when urinating

Men with symptoms may have
• discharge from their penis
• burning sensation when urinating
• pain or swelling in one or both testicles

Additional Resources

CDC: Chlamydia

Location & Contact Information

Fairfield Service Center, 1295 West Fairfield Drive

The STD office is open Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Call 850-595-6500, Option 1 to schedule an appointment or for more information.