Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea by providing prescriptions or medications to the patient to take to his/her partner without the health care provider first examining the partner. 

As required by law, health care professionals must provide patients infected with chlamydia and/or gonorrhea counseling and written materials developed by the Maine CDC HIV, STD, & Viral Hepatitis Program for their partners who will receive EPT either as a prescription to be filled or medication to be taken.  The following materials are intended to assist health care professionals in counseling and providing EPT to their patients and their partners.

For additional information or questions, please contact the HIV, STD, and Viral Hepatitis Program at (207) 287-3747.