UTI Service

If you have a simple urinary tract infection (UTI), you might be wondering what your options are for treatment. A UTI is an infection of the bladder, urethra, kidneys, or ureters, caused by bacteria that enter through the urinary tract. The most common symptoms of a UTI are:

  • A burning sensation when you pee
  • A frequent or intense urge to pee, even though little comes out.
  • Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strong-smelling urine
  • Pain or pressure in your lower abdomen or back
  • Fever, chills, nausea, or vomiting (if the infection reaches the kidneys)

A simple UTI is one that occurs in a healthy woman who is not pregnant and has no other risk factors, such as diabetes, kidney stones, or a weakened immune system. A simple UTI can usually be treated with a short course of antibiotics (usually 3 to 5 days), which can be prescribed by your GP or by a UTI health service.

A UTI health service is a convenient and affordable way to get treatment for a simple UTI without having to visit a GP. You can access a UTI health service online or at some pharmacies. You will need to answer some questions about your symptoms and medical history and provide a urine sample for testing. If you are eligible for the service, you will receive antibiotics (if needed) or a referral to a GP if your symptoms are not typical of a simple UTI.

To find out more about the UTI health service and how to book an appointment, click on the button below.