Drug Screening Requirements
Students seeking enrollment in the Allied Health Programs requiring participation in clinical training in area hospitals and related clinics must provide evidence of having passed a 10-panel urine drug screen prior to official acceptance/enrollment in the Program. In addition, students currently enrolled in the program must undergo a drug screen prior to each clinical rotation. The student is responsible for any costs incurred for this screening. Approximate cost of the screen is $45-$65.
Students may acquire the drug screen through any reputable laboratory, if the lab adheres to the criteria outlined below:
- Urine drug screen
- 10-panel drug that includes these specific drugs: amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids, cocaine metabolites, opiates, methadone, methaqualone, phenocyclidine, and propoxyphene
- Must be a "zero tolerance" drug screen
The VSCC Clinical Affiliations Coordinator has received information from one area lab/clinic that provides the drug screening at a nominal cost. We are sharing this information with students with the understanding that the student may utilize the lab of his/her choice, as long as all criteria for testing are followed.
One area clinic, Fairvue Primary Care, has collection sites in Gallatin and in Portland. When presenting to Fairvue Primary Care, the student will be asked to fill out a form with demographic information and a lab order will be generated. The student will take the order to the lab at Hendersonville Hospital (Gallatin office) or Portland Diagnostic Center (Portland office) for the actual testing. The addresses and contact numbers for the Fairvue Clinics are listed below.
Fairvue Primary Clinic1483 Nashville Pk, Suite 302,
615-230-8601 103 Redbud Dr, Suite E,
Results of the screening should be sent to the student 3-10 days after collection of the sample. The student should fax or e-mail results to the Clinical Coordinator for review as soon as the report is available. Reports will show one of two designations; "negative" or "positive". If the report is negative, the student will be able to proceed in the program.
Students whose drug screening returns a "positive" result will no longer be eligible to for clinical participation and will be required to withdraw from the Program.