About the Test


The Alameda County I Know home test kit is a new way for you to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea in the privacy and comfort of your home or wherever you feel comfortable!

It’s totally FREE.

It’s painless and easy to use, private, and confidential.

Get your results online or by phone in just 1 week.

The test kit can be mailed to you in a discreet envelope anywhere in Alameda County. Your house, a friend's house, your work - you decide where!

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1) Order the FREE home test kit for chlamydia and gonorrhea on this website. The kit will be mailed to an address of your choice in 3 to 5 days in a plain white envelope. 

2) To use the kit, you swirl a cotton swab in your vagina for several seconds. Place the swab in the tube & mail it back in the envelope provided. The postage is already paid! 

3) Get your confidential results on this website or by phone one week after mailing back the kit. If you need treatment you can find clinics with free or low cost treatment on the "Care Near You" page of this website.

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The FREE home test kit that is currently offered includes a vaginal swab that tests for vaginal chlamydia and gonorrhea infections. The program is currently available to young women, girls, transmen, and any person with a vagina between the age of 12-24 in Alameda County who is sexually active or has had sex in the past. The kit is best for people who want to test at home instead of going to a clinic. If you are having symptoms of an STI or if you are pregnant DO NOT ORDER THE KIT, instead go to a doctor or clinic right away to get checked.

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Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, sexually active women age 24 years or younger should be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea every year.  CDC also recommends getting tested if:

  • you have symptoms
  • you change sex partners
  • you have more than one sex partner
  • your partner has more than one sex partner

You should also be re-tested 3 months after you finished treatment for either a chlamydia or gonorrhea infection.

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Anyone who has had unprotected sex or had a condom break during sex can get chlamydia or gonorrhea. Most people who have chlamydia or gonorrhea will not know it because they will not have any signs or symptoms. These STIs can be treated with the right medicine. However, it’s important to get regular testing and early treatment. If these STIs are not treated, they can cause permanent damage to your reproductive organs.  This can lead to lasting pain and may make it difficult to get pregnant. 

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See our FAQs, call the I Know Alameda Hotline at (510) 268-2110, or email us at [email protected].

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Welcome to the upgraded Don’t Think, Know website!

This new site provides more options for you. For example, you can now access the program with either an email or a phone number and upgraded notification options will keep you better informed of your order status. We have also made reordering easier with reminder options and the new site works better for people using a mobile device.

Even if you ordered from us in the past, you will need to create a new account on this upgraded platform. After that, your newly selected username and password will get you into your account to securely request free kits and access test results.

As always, your privacy is most important to us. We will not share your personal information. Please review our updated privacy policy here.

If you have any questions about Don’t Think, Know or your previous test results, contact us at (510) 268-2110 or [email protected].