Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
Since 2010, state law (2009 Wisconsin Act 280) has explicitly allowed physicians, certified nurse prescribers, and physician assistants to prescribe or dispense antibiotics for chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis for the sex partners of patients with those infections, without the clinician first examining the partner. The CDC strongly encourages this “expedited partner therapy” as a means of controlling infections in partners who are unable or unwilling to come to clinic for examination or testing.
EPT is a treatment alternative to conventional methods that requires fewer resources and produces equal or better results leading to decreased rates of reinfection, thus reducing STI burden on a community.
Please visit the links below for more information. The printable brochures provide more details about EPT for pharmacists and providers.
Information about EPT can be found at:
Professional Organization Statements about EPT:
Patient Information Sheets: