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Occupational Health Services

Location:

243 Elm St
Claremont, NH 03743

Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM by appointment only, no walk-ins. Closed Holidays.

Contact:

Phone:

Fax

603-542-3409

Promoting Healthy Employees

Employee health is a major concern for companies of every size: healthy employees are more productive and happier. Our team is ready to partner with your business for tailored programming. Below is a list of work-related occupational healthcare services that we currently offer.

Work-Related Occupational Healthcare

  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Hearing Tests
  • Immunizations
  • Physicals
  • Pre-employment physicals
  • Respirator Clearance Exams/Respirator Fit Testing
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Testing
  • Vision Tests

Some of the services listed above are offered off-site at your company’s location. 

A Medical Review Officer (MRO), a licensed physician who is an expert in drug and alcohol testing and in the application of federal regulations to the testing process, will oversee all testing. All services are performed by certified providers who follow State requirements and regulations.

Occupational Health Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm by appointment only, no walk-ins. Closed Holidays.

Please call if you have questions or if you’d like to schedule an appointment (603) 542-1825.

Billing and Insurance

Occupational Health accepts workers’ compensation insurance. Billing arrangements can be made for companies. For pre-employment services, individuals may self-pay at the time of service.

Frequently Asked Drug Screening Questions

The test involves collecting and analyzing a sample provided through normal urination. We recommend that you have something to drink one to two before coming for your drug test but not too much as that will dilute the specimen and you may have to return for further testing.

The test is performed to detect the presence of illegal (and some prescription) substances in your urine, which indicates recent use. The purposes of most drug testing (pre-employment, post-accident, school, random) is to detect the presence of drug use which can negatively impact your job performance or candidacy.

No drugs were detected in the urine.

If the test result is positive, it is helpful to confirm it with gas-chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). In some cases, a first test will register a false positive. This can result from interfering factors such as some foods, prescription medications, and other drugs.

Some medications and substances can make a screening test turn positive; a confirmation test would then be performed by GC-MS (see above) which would then test specifically for the substance that had screened positive. This test will confirm whether the test is positive or negative.

A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a licensed physician who is an expert in drug and alcohol testing and in the application of federal regulations to the testing process.

No, second hand smoke does not cause levels that would trigger a positive test.

DOT currently requires “5 panel” testing: marijuana, amphetamines, PCP, opiates, cocaine, MDMA, MDA and MDEA. Alcohol testing for DOT is also required. Some employers may also test for barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone, methaqualone and/or propoxyphene.

Occupational Health Services Team

Valley Regional Hospital
Joined VRH: 2018
Areas of practice focus:Occupational Health

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