All partners of patients who test positive for Chlamydia or Gonorrhea should be treated as if they are infected. If a physician takes responsibility to ensure partner treatment, the provider should examine and treat all of the persons the patient had sex with in the 60 days prior to the date the patient was tested. Whenever possible, partners of persons with gonorrhea should be treated with ceftriaxone 250mg IM and azithromycin 1g orally once.
Providers should offer heterosexual patients medication to give to their sex partners if the provider cannot otherwise assure the partners' treatment. This is called Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) or Patient Delivered Partner Therapy (PDPT). Public Health - Seattle & King County provides free medications to providers for their patients to give to their sex partner(s).
You can call or fax the prescriptions directly to one of the pharmacies listed below. Only these pharmacies stock the free, partner delivered medication. Please indicate to the pharmacy that you wish to call in the free Public Health medication Pack 1 or Pack 2.
Pack 1- Azithromycin (Zithromax), 1 gram po once stat
Pack 2- Azithromycin (Zithromax), 1 gram and Cefixime (Suprax), 400mg 1 tablet once po stat