Cash incentives for chlamydia screening in pharmacies

YOUNG pharmacy patients are being offered $10 to provide a urine sample as part of a new chlamydia screening program launched yesterday in the ACT.

The program, a collaboration between the University of Canberra, Australian National University and ACT Health, aims to test the efficacy of chlamydia screening carried out by community pharmacies.

People aged 16–30 who present to one of six community pharmacies taking part in the trial will be asked if they would consent to provide a urine sample for testing and offered an incentive payment of $10.