While drug testing is as common as a pre-employment condition, it is also required as a spot check for sports and educational activities, during collegiate and professional competitions, and immediately following an accident. Many employers, sports franchises, and insurance companies require you to be drug free and they will verify that on an irregular basis. There are logical reasons to require drug tests; most revolve around your safety and the safety of others. The tests help satisfy legal and liability requirements and may well be your safety net if there is an accident.
There is nothing painful or difficult about a drug test – except they are often inconvenient. So you need a testing partner that can provide the test on your schedule. That means Urgent Care Extra. We have extended and weekend hours and you can just walk right in and request a test or take a pre-approved test for your employer. A short time later, that is one chore you can check off your list.
What Is a Drug Test?
Drug tests check for the presence (or lack) of certain chemicals in the body. The specific test varies based on the needs of the requesting organization and may include a broad spectrum of substances or just specific drugs, based on their liability concerns and company policies.
Most often, people are required to take a pre-employment drug test to eliminate individuals who show recent or frequent drug use. This is not unreasonable, considering that many machines and vehicles are quite dangerous to operate and require someone who can concentrate on their job, which many drugs inhibit, even hours after use. Random and surprise drug tests are also requested to ensure that employees stay drug-free and to give the company some advantage with insurance claims.
Employment is just one reason for drug testing. Tests can be used to identify problems an individual is having with prescription drugs or interactions between drugs which may not be otherwise apparent. They are a valuable tool for healthcare professionals in identifying specific medical conditions.
Drug Tests for Occupational Medicine (OccMed)
Occupational Medicine is a special practice that helps employers maintain a healthy workforce, especially in industries that deal with hazardous materials (HazMat). They help the employee stay healthy by identifying contamination issues in the early stages before they become dangerous or difficult to treat.
Urgent Care Extra’s Occupational Health Program helps companies reduce healthcare costs and improves the wellbeing of your entire workforce. Talk to our specialist to see what works best for your company and employees.
Where Can I Get a Drug Test Done?
Urgent Care Extra offers walk-in drug testing at all of our clinics. Find a convenient location near you, we are easy to find and you can be in and out quickly during hours that work for you.
Urgent Care Extra maintains an in-house lab, so all of our tests are returned quickly, usually within 24 hours. That means you don’t have to wait a week or two before starting a new job or for your employees to be available for work.