Annual and Pre-Placement Testing
If you’re offered a job, the offer might be contingent on passing a medical evaluation and a pre-placement drug test. These evaluations can be job-specific, meaning they’re customized based on the duties you’ll need to perform. The purpose is to determine if you have any medical conditions that might pose a risk to you or your co-workers.
Your medical evaluation might include a combination of the following:
- Basic metabolic screening
- Chest X-ray
- Drug screnning
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Flu vaccination
- Functional capacity evaluation
- Hearing screening
- Lab testing and review
- Physical exam
- Pulmonary function test
- Health history review
- Vision screening
Pre-Placement Drug Testing
Occupational Health performs pre-placement drug screenings for employers throughout Missoula. If you are required to take a pre-employment drug screening, you will need to make an appointment to provide a urine sample that will be sent to a certified laboratory for analysis. Drug tests vary by employers and may test for "street drugs" or employers may require a more thorough test which may include prescription drugs that are legal to possess and use. Employers may also test for alcohol.
If you would like to start a drug testing program for your organization, please call us at (406) 329-5746. Occupational Health can be your partner for pre-placement drug and alcohol screenings, testing of independent contractors, post-accident tests and reasonable suspicion tests.
If you’ve been on leave from your job due to an illness, injury or surgery, your employer might require a medical evaluation before you return to work. Providers at Providence Occupational Health can perform this type of evaluation, as well. They’ll take into consideration your job duties, safety concerns and potential for re-injury before clearing you to return to work.
Preparing For Your Visit
If you require a blood draw, you’ll likely need to fast for 12 hours before your appointment.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to fill out paperwork. You may be asked to fill out a questionnaire before your exam.
If your exam is required by your employer, we’ll bill the employer directly.