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Background Checks FAQs

Learn about the types of background screenings, what our background checks consist of, and how you can customize them to suit your specific requirements. At Health Street, we offer comprehensive background checks that go beyond basic criminal history searches, providing a thorough assessment of candidates’ qualifications, credentials, and potential risks.

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What Background Checks Cover

What is the standard for background screening?

The standard for background screening varies depending on the industry and organization. Health Street offers comprehensive background checks that go beyond basic criminal history searches, providing a thorough assessment of candidates’ qualifications, credentials, and potential risks.

What does a background check consist of?

A background check from Health Street can be customized based on your organization’s needs. It typically includes criminal history, employment verification, education verification, and reference checks. However, you can choose from a wide range of background screening options to suit your specific requirements.

What shows up on a background check?

Believe it or not, there actually isn’t a one-size fits all solution when it comes to background checks. The information that can be found in a background check depends really on the type of screening being done and the database where the information is being accessed. For an employer looking to screen a potential candidate, our ultimate plan would be the best fit. This plan combines a court record investigation with a triple database search and a 10 panel drug test, ideal for pre-employment purposes.

Our background screening packages include identity and employment verification, credit checks, driver’s history, criminal records, and educational history.

Background Check Process

How are background checks done?

Health Street background check packages require a signed agreement and waiver for all participants being screened. All signatures are collected electronically and the results of the background screening can be reviewed on our secure online portal. You’ll be provided with an ID and Password once you register for testing.

Health Street offers several forms of background screenings for employers and individuals. Learn more about the different background check options.

What do state background check laws entail?

State background check laws can differ between states, and compliance is essential to avoid legal risks. Health Street stays up to date with the changing regulations in each state to ensure compliance and mitigate your risk. If your company operates across state borders or hires employees from different states, understanding and adhering to state-specific laws is crucial.

Customizing Background Checks

Does a background check include a drug test?

Drug panels can be combined with any background screening at the time of ordering. You can customize your package to include drug tests or additional background screening measures. Our ‘Ultimate background check’ package includes a 10-panel urine drug test. Additionally, a background screen can be added to any drug test at the time of purchase.

Many employers opt to pair their drug screenings with an additional background check option, when necessary. Both drug test and background check results can be reviewed via our secure online portal.

What are the best background screening services?

The best background screening services are those that allow customization to meet your business needs. Health Street offers customizable background checks, including criminal background checks, state background checks for employment, resume verifications, driver and DOT screening services, and healthcare background checks.

Can I combine background checks with other screening services?

Yes, Health Street offers the flexibility to combine background checks with other screening services. You can choose from various packages that include drug testing, occupational health screenings, and background checks, or design your own customized screening package to meet your specific needs.

Why Choose Health Street

Why should I choose Health Street for employment background check services?

Health Street’s employment background check services are comprehensive, reliable, and designed to meet the unique requirements of businesses of all sizes. With over a decade of experience, Health Street helps thousands of companies perform background checks securely and efficiently. They stay up to date with changing background check laws, provide personalized customer service, and offer a wide selection of screening options.

How can Health Street help small and medium-sized businesses?

Health Street specializes in providing small and medium-sized businesses with a range of employee background check services that can be ordered as needed. By partnering with Health Street, smaller organizations can conduct a thorough vetting of new hires without the need for in-house staff or costly infrastructure.