August 2019 Roundup: Healthcare Companies that Drug Test

*How common is drug testing among healthcare companies? Answer: very common*

by The True Negative

Not surprisingly, many of the companies that users report drug test are healthcare companies. This is not surprising given that healthcare is the largest employer in the U.S., accounting for 12% of total employment. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is projected to grow by 18% from 2016 to 2026.

Not only that, nearly all of the healthcare companies that users have submitted information for do drug test. This may be because healthcare companies may be more concerned about employee drug use than the average company given that employees are typically interacting with patients directly, handling patient data, or performing other tasks that the outcome of a patient’s health may depend on. Looking across a variety of healthcare company types, here is some information on when and how they drug test:

  1. Cerner
    Company Type: Information Technology
    Headquarters: North Kansas City, Missouri
    Test Type: Urine
    Test Timing: Pre-Employment

  2. Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Company Type: Hospital
    Headquarters: Minnetonka, MN
    Test Type: Urine
    Test Timing: On the job

  3. Greenway Health
    Company Type: Information Technology
    Headquarters: Tampa, FL
    Test Type: Urine
    Test Timing: Pre-Employment

  4. Pfizer
    Company Type: Pharmaceuticals
    Headquarters: New York, NY
    Test Type: Urine
    Test Timing: Pre-Employment

  5. UnitedHealth Group
    Company Type: Health Insurance and Pharmacy Benefit Management
    Headquarters: Minnetonka, MN
    Test Type: Urine
    Test Timing: Pre-Employment

Stay tuned for future blog posts as we uncover more insights.

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