Obtain a Urine Drug Screening?
If you are scheduled for a clinical rotation/assignment at any of the sites noted below, you will need to complete a urine drug screening (UDS) test. Following your assignment to one of these sites, the site coordinators will remind you with your welcome/information email that you will be required to complete a UDS. While we expect that more sites will require this testing in the future, the UMMS affiliate sites that currently require UDS include:
- Baystate Medical Center
- Harrington Memorial Hospital
- St. Vincent Hospital
- Southern New Hampshire Health System
- Tara Vista
Additionally, please note that many hospitals that are selected for away rotations may require a UDS before you will be approved for the away rotation.
UDS testing at UMMMC Employee Health Services
If you are scheduled for a rotation at St. Vincent’s, Baystate Medical Center, Tara Vista, or Southern New Hampshire (or if you need to complete a UDS at the request of a hospital unaffiliated with UMMS, for an away rotation), you will complete the drug screening at Employee Health Services (291 Lincoln St, Worcester). Please download the UMMS consent form and take it to Employee Health Services for the UDS. You must make an appointment beforehand with Employee Health. To do so, please call their office at 508-793-6400. You must sign the consent form in the presence of the drug screening staff, so please do not sign the form beforehand. Please forward the signed consent to the Student Affairs office for our records. The cost of the screening is covered by UMMS. Please note that it can take up to 7 business days for results to become available. Results must be finalized before the first day of the rotation, so students should plan accordingly.
UDS testing at Harrington Memorial Hospital
If you are scheduled for a rotation at Harrington Memorial Hospital, you will complete the drug screening at the HMH employee health department (32 Oakes Ave, Southbridge). Appointments may be made by calling 508-765-3093. You will need to download the HMH consent form and take it to their office when you arrive for the drug screening. You must sign the consent form in the presence of the drug screening staff, so please do not sign the form beforehand. Please forward the signed consent to the Student Affairs office for our records. You will need to pay for the cost of this screening ($50). Please note that it can take up to 7 business days for results to become available. Results must be finalized before the first day of the rotation, so students should plan accordingly.
Employee Health will forward us your results. Our office will notify the site that you are in compliance with testing. Any positive tests will be reported to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
For more information about the policy and procedure, please go here.