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Employment Physicals And Drug Screens Specialist

Main Street Medical

Urgent Care and Family Practice located in Hilton Head, SC

Starting a new job? Main Street Medical in Hilton Head, South Carolina, provides pre-employment physicals, Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, and drug tests that many employers require before you can start work. Trust the expertise of family physician Joel Johnson III, MD, and the team of expert health care providers for a quick evaluation to get you ready for your new job. Schedule your employment physical and drug screen by calling today or booking your visit online.

Employment Physicals and Drug Screens Q & A

Who needs employment physicals and drug screens?

Pre-employment screening is a fact of life these days. Many employers require physicals and drug tests as a condition of employment. The federal government also requires it for transportation jobs where it’s important to protect the safety of the general public. These jobs include:

  • Truck drivers
  • Bus and taxi drivers
  • Airplane pilots
  • Railroad workers

If you need a new-hire physical or drug screening, Main Street Medical offers these services, including physicals that follow standards set by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

How can I prepare for my employment physical?

Make sure to bring paperwork from your prospective employer with you when you visit Main Street Medical. Also be sure to gather information about your medical history, including vaccinations. 

Here are some of the documents and information your provider will likely request:

  • Paperwork provided by your employer, if applicable
  • A valid driver's license 
  • Current medications
  • Information about past surgeries
  • List of medical conditions
  • Known allergies

If your prospective employer is the DOT, bring any applicable paperwork the agency has given to you. Your provider at Main Street Medical will complete this paperwork.

What happens during an employment physical?

Your provider at Main Street Medical assesses your overall health. They look for signs of illness or a chronic condition that may keep you from performing on-the-job activities.

Your provider reviews your medical history and any work injuries from previous employers. You may need tests to look for communicable diseases and the presence of illicit and prescription drugs. Main Street Medical offers a variety of tests on-site, including:

  • Drug screening
  • Alcohol test
  • Strep test
  • Mononucleosis test
  • Urinalysis
  • Glucose test
  • TB test

Main Street Medical also provides chest X-rays, which may be needed to rule out tuberculosis before you can start your new job.

What happens during a pre-employment drug test?

Federal employers commonly ask for urine tests to look for signs of drug usage. Other employers may require this type of testing too. When you arrive at Main Street Medical, you’re given a container and precise instructions explaining how to provide a urine sample. 

Once you’re done, your provider takes your sample for testing. They contact your prospective employer with the results.

Whether you need a new hire physical, a drug test, or both, you can count on the team at Main Street Medical for quick, convenient employment physicals and drug screens. Call today, or book a consultation online.