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Government and Community Medical Testing

Mitigate the safety risks

Alcohol and drug use at work is often an unseen problem, but the danger is real. We provide industry-leading drug and alcohol testing to hospitals, municipalities, the sports and entertainment industry, native reserves, and non-profit organizations. Our programs mimic U.S. Department of Transportation regulations (the gold standard for testing in North America) where possible, while adhering to industry standards and employer-specific policies.

Services

Policy development

We’ll help you get through the complexities of balancing human rights and privacy law with the need to improve safety. By working with Barb Butler and Associates, Canada’s leading policy expert, we can help you develop a policy that protects your workers and your organization.

Supervisor training

Provided online or in-person, with a focus on:

  • Your Alcohol and Drug/Fitness for Duty Workplace Policy
  • Supervisor legal obligations
  • Responsibilities as outlined in your policy
  • Identifying performance problems and potential crisis situations
  • Intervention and referral to assistance services
  • Protecting confidentiality
  • Continued supervision
  • Overcoming enabling and other supervisor traps
  • Properly investigating unfit for work situations
  • Making referrals for alcohol and drug testing as required in a reasonable cause or post incident situation
Employee education

Provided online or in-person, with a focus on:

  • Your Alcohol and Drug / Fitness for Duty Workplace Policy
  • Responsibilities as outlined in the Policy
  • How to access employee assistance services
  • Alcohol and drug testing processes and procedures
  • The Medical Review Officer interview process
  • How to access Substance Abuse Professional services
Alcohol and drug testing
Drug panels

We provide urine, oral fluid, and hair testing for the following:

  • Standard 5-panel:
    1. Marijuana (THC)
    2. Cocaine
    3. Phencyclidine (PCP)
    4. Opiates (codeine, morphine, heroin)
    5. Amphetamines (amphetamine, methamphetamine, ecstasy – MDMA, MDA, MDEA)
  • Additional drugs can be tested for if so required, including Benzodiazepines, Oxycodone, Barbiturates, Methadone, and Propoxyphene, amongst others
Booking

You can book through live agents by phone during regular business hours. We’re also available 24/7 for after-hours and emergency testing. Or you can book online and we’ll call you back or e-mail an appointment time and location.

Collections

You have access to over 700 testing facilities nationwide and 8,800 in the U.S. Mobile testing is also available across Canada. Only certified and experienced technicians perform our collections and testing. They are extensively trained on how to secure a site, maintain confidentiality, and prevent sample tampering.

Laboratory analysis

All laboratories we use are certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Results delivery

You get 24/7 online access to test results and e-mail notification once results are verified and available for viewing. You can also view results by encrypted e-mail or confidential fax. Typical turnaround times are:

  • 1 hour for POCT tests, breath alcohol tests, or saliva alcohol screening, performed at DriverCheck-owned clinics
  • 1 hour from the time we receive the result for POCT tests, breath alcohol tests, or saliva alcohol screening performed at clinics that are not DriverCheck owned
  • 18-24 hour turnaround for negative lab-based drug tests
  • 48-72 hour turnaround for positive lab-based results
Medical Review Officer services

Our strong team of MRO support personnel help process results faster, and our MROs can provide expert witness testimony if you ever need them to defend the medical integrity of your program.

Substance abuse professional assessments

If you require assistance providing SAP services, we can coordinate assessments for you through one of Canada’s premier Substance Abuse Program providers – Integrated Workplace Solutions (a division of Family Services).