Status: Target met or exceeded

Target met or exceeded

Most Recent Data:
76.5 percent (2018)

76.5 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

54.4 percent of sexually active females aged 16 to 24 years enrolled in Medicaid and commercial health plans were screened for chlamydial infections, as reported in 2017

Increase the proportion of sexually active adolescent and young females enrolled in Medicaid and commercial health plans who are screened for chlamydial infections

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws


Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Untreated chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and chronic pelvic pain in women. Chlamydia usually doesn’t cause symptoms, so yearly screening in sexually active females under 25 years is the most effective way to diagnose chlamydia and prevent complications.