Drug and Health Screenings

Drug and Occupational Health Screenings

Scale hiring even in heavily-regulated industries with efficient drug and health checks.

Let’s start with the basics

What are pre-employment drug and health screenings?

Pre-employment drug and health screenings include occupational health tests and controlled substance checks to determine a candidate’s fitness and eligibility for a role.

Why is understanding a candidate’s health important?

Workplace Safety
Health and drug screens help determine a candidate’s ability to perform certain roles safely. Think transportation and healthcare.

Compliance Standards 
Following industry regulations to meet compliance standards is imperative even when hiring at scale in order to safeguard your business.

We’ve got you covered

Clinical and on-site drug screenings

Screen for the presence of alcohol and controlled substances with Checkr’s nationwide network of 600+ labs. Our panels can be customized for your hiring needs. Tests include:

  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Methadone/Methaqualone
  • Opiates
  • Phencyclidine
  • Propoxyphen

Better candidate conversion

Determine a candidate’s physical fitness for a job with a specialized medical evaluation. Checkr’s integrated suite facilitates candidate self-schedule and aggregates documents. Tests include:

  • Audio
  • Blood pressure
  • Mental Health/Stress
  • Musculoskeletal 
  • Respiratory 
  • Skin 
  • Urinalysis
  • Vision
  • Titers and Vaccines for MMR, Varicella, TB, and others

Checkr’s drug and health screenings

Checkr’s AI-powered platform manages drug and health screenings in one efficient portal, while our extensive network of labs delivers timely, reliable results. With Checkr, your team has access to comprehensive drug and alcohol testing for flexible and safe hiring at scale.

Multi-Panel Drug Screening

Test for the presence of alcohol and controlled substances to determine a candidate’s fit and eligibility for a role.

DOT Pre-Employment Screening

This package is a commercial-grade test regulated by the DOT and includes a seven-panel drug screen, physical, detailed employment verification, and commercial MVR check.

Lab-Based Drug Screening

Lab-based drug screens are the most accurate way to test for the presence of drugs, though they may take longer than on-site screenings.

On-Site Drug Screening

A faster and less expensive alternative to lab-based drug screenings, the accuracy of on-site drug screens is lower, but they are a viable option for certain industries/workplaces.

What to keep in mind when performing drug and health screenings

Checkr’s platform promotes fair and compliant practices with a state of tools and technology. We are also your partner in education. When it comes to drug and health checks, here are the primary laws and best-practices to consider.

Candidate Experience

With Checkr’s efficient portal your team is able to filter clinic types and candidates can self-schedule. If a dispute arises a medical review officer will be engaged automatically.

Industry-specific regulations

Some industries, like commercial transportation and healthcare, are overseen by regulatory bodies which have specific requirements regarding pre-employment screenings.

Your company’s drug policy

Beyond legal sanctions, your company will define the terms for a given role. Work with your in-house legal counsel to create your drug and health screening policy.

Federal, state, and local laws

Be aware of the laws governing health and drug tests in your jurisdiction, which in some cases require screenings to be later in the hiring process. Work with your in-house legal counsel to understand your legal obligations.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

To build a compliant hiring process, you must understand the FCRA and regional and local requirements around denying a candidate employment based on a drug or health screening.

Why combine health screenings into background checks?

Checkr’s integrated suite handles the logistics of scheduling candidates and interpreting results. So you can manage your data in a central system with tailored or turnkey solutions.

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Driver and MVR Screenings

Understand information about your candidates’ driving record such as accidents or DUIs, and confirm license status and endorsements.

Criminal Background Screenings

Compile national and local records of criminal history to know if there are reportable records associated with your candidate.


You’re in good company!

600+ labs nationwide and candidate self-schedule for fast compliant process.