Urine Drug Screenings

All urine drug screenings at Winchester Community Mental Health Center, Inc. are a two-step process. The first step provides the healthcare provider with immediate preliminary point of care results. The urine specimen is then sent to the mendical laboratory for definitive testing, resulting in a confirmation report. Further, urine drug screenings help increase the safety of prescribing medications by preventing dangerous medical complications and substance interactions, as they also monitor medication adherence, help prevent misdiagnosis, and assist the healthcare provider assess the efficacy of the treatment plan and current level of care.