Drug Screening in South Fallsburg, NY

Drug screening is simple and easy especially if you get it done at urgent care. We provide drug screening here at Chai Urgent Care, so if you need a screening for your work or another purpose, you can come see us for it. An appointment isn’t necessary, so you could get a screen done with us today! Drop by with your request form or book an appointment, if you like, for drug screening in South Fallsburg, NY.

Drug Screening Near Me in South Fallsburg, NY
Drug Screening Near Me in South Fallsburg, NY

What is the difference between a drug test and a drug screen?

The two procedures sound similar, but they’re actually a bit different. A drug test is usually more accurate than a drug screen, as the test is very selective. This means there’s a chance a screen can give a false positive for legal drugs like ibuprofen, but the chance is usually minimal, and a drug screen is so easy and cheap to do, so it’s commonly used. Also, a drug screen can test for prescription drugs, not just illegal drugs, when necessary. This is useful for doctors when they are worried a patient might be misusing or abusing a prescription drug. Testing for illegal drugs is especially helpful for employers when they need to make sure their new or current employees aren’t using illegal drugs.

What is a typical drug screen?

Typically, employers and doctors are fine with a drug screen, and it’s done with a urine test. The patient provides a simple urine sample which is then analyzed by a doctor or lab technician. The analysis will determine whether the patient has used drugs (prescription or illegal drugs) in the last few days/weeks. After the analysis, the patient is given the results to take to whomever requested the test.

What drugs do drug screens test for?

A urine test can screen for a number of different drugs even if the patient currently isn’t experiencing the effects of a drug. Some of the common drugs include:

  • Marijuana
  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opioids
  • PCP (Phencyclidine)
  • Nicotine
  • Alcohol

For alcohol, a urine test can detect the level of alcohol in the patient’s body. However, for alcohol testing exclusively, it’s more common for a patient to be referred for a blood test or breath test.

Does urgent care do drug screening?

Yes, they do, and an appointment isn’t necessary! Just be sure to bring in any referral paperwork you were given. You could go to your physician instead, but you’d probably have to wait for an appointment. Also, urgent care clinics have onsite labs where they can process drug screens quickly and provide results right away. Your physician might not have an onsite lab.

Are drug screens cheap?

The average urgent care clinic will charge around $50 for a drug screen, before insurance coverage is applied. Most employers won’t cover the cost of a drug screen, but your insurance might. We accept most major insurances here at Chai Urgent Care, so there’s a good chance your test with us will be covered, but you’re welcome to check with us to see whether we accept your particular insurance.

Where can I get drug screening in South Fallsburg, NY?

You can get your screening done right here with us at Chai Urgent Care! An appointment isn’t necessary, so you can just come on by for same-day testing. Please see our Locations page for our South Fallsburg location’s address and contact information. If you like, you can book an appointment with us, but you can just come see us in-person instead if you’d like on-the-spot screening.

We hope to see you soon here at Chai Urgent Care!