Drug Test – Altoona, IA

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Health Street provides drug and alcohol testing in Altoona, Iowa at our drug testing center. Whether you need drug and alcohol testing for your employees, yourself, or a family member, you can rest assured that Health Street drug testing services in Altoona, IA provides a safe and clean environment and accurate results. We’ll send a barcode authorization for the urine or hair drug test that you choose by text and email, along with a map to the clinic address.

Register for urine or hair drug tests in Altoona, IA quickly and easily online. Drug testing panels include Department of Transportation (DOT) and non-DOT urine drug tests, breath alcohol tests, EtG alcohol tests, and hair drug testing. Test results are fast, reviewed by our Medical Review Officer (an MRO), and reported safely and securely online. You can also call (515) 298-5480 with any questions about our employment screening services.

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Drug Testing in Altoona, Iowa

Altoona IA Drug Testing Locations

Types of Drug Testing in Altoona, Iowa labs:

In Altoona, Health Street offers the widest variety and selection of drug tests anywhere, which allows employers, courts, attorneys, and private individuals to choose from a wide variety of non-DOT or DOT drug and alcohol tests which can detect virtually any substance.

Available Testing Methods

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Urine Drug Testing (DOT or non-DOT)
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Alcohol Testing (breath alcohol or EtG tests)

StaffGlass™ eResults portal for Employers

Business users get access to the amazing StaffGlass™ eResults portal. Once logged in, business users can:

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Register for drug or alcohol tests and pick clinics nationwide; view results and status of all tests
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Set up State Background Checks and view results
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Register staff for Occupational Health Services
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Manage eSign documents related to the testing process
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Setup a DOT random pool, manage staff, update small business consortium enrollment

Why Health Street

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has provided drug testing in Altoona as well as thousands of other cities nationwide.  The first drug test that Health Street performed in Altoona, IA was in 2017.  From then until now, we have processed 57 drug tests in Altoona. 

Commitment to Excellence

Our goal is to provide the best possible drug testing Altoona employers and residents. 

Altoona, IA – Drug Testing

Substance Abuse Statistics for Altoona, IA

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The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services recorded a total of 398 drug overdose deaths across the state in 2021.
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Of the 398 drug overdoses recorded in Iowa in 2021, 60% of the cases were opioid-related and 44% were methamphetamine-related.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the opioid dispensing rate for Polk County, the region of Altoona, was 60.2 per 100 residents in 2020.

Local Initiatives to Help Curb Substance Abuse Concerns in Altoona, IA

The Polk County Health Department offers harm reduction services to Altoona residents suffering from substance abuse issues. Through the Polk County Health Department, local residents can obtain harm reduction kits to limit the common risk of infection from drug use. The locations of these harm reduction kits also serve as locations for syringe and needle disposal to help protect public health.

Beyond harm reduction kits, the Polk County Health Department also offers Naloxone resources to those at risk of opioid overdose. Naloxone is a life-saving emergency medication used during opioid overdose to reverse deadly side effects. In addition to participating local pharmacies that dispense Naloxone without a prescription, the state also provides residents with the ability to order Naloxone over the phone and have it delivered to their residence.

Laws and Regulations Relating to Substance Abuse in Altoona, IA

In May 2023, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new bill into law that increases the criminal penalties for selling fentanyl as well as the sale of any illegal drug that results in death or serious injury. The passing of HF 595 comes at a time when the state of Iowa has experienced a 45% increase in the number of opioid overdose deaths between 2019 and 2022 alone.

Under this new law, the sale and manufacturing of fewer than five grams of fentanyl is now considered a Class C felony, which holds a punishment of up to 10 years in prison and up to a $50,000 fine. Enhanced sentencing updates under this new law have now tripled for individuals found delivering or manufacturing fentanyl that resulted in the death of another person. The new bill went into effect on July 1, 2023.

Last updated 8/28/2023

Neighborhoods in Altoona Served by our Clinics

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Abbas Acres
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Brookfield Estates
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Clay Estates
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Country Cove
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Eagle Ridge
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Fairlane
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Heritage Homes
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Ivy Knolls
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Long View Place
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Meadow Vista Estates
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Pine View
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Read Farms
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Stone Prairie
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Timberwood
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Venbury Square
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Wyatt Woods

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

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Iowa Background Check for businesses hiring in Altoona, IA

Citations

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“Iowa Overdose Data to Action Grant.” Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, https://hhs.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/idphfiles/2021-unintentional%20-undetermined-overdose-deaths-SUDORS-Report-IowaHHS.pdf
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“U.S. County Opioid Dispensing Rates, 2020.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/rxrate-maps/county2020.html
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“Harm Reduction.” Polk County Health Department, https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/health-department/laboratory-services-health-screenings/harm-reduction/
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“Reynolds signs law increasing penalties for selling fentanyl.” Iowa Public Radio, https://www.iowapublicradio.org/state-government-news/2023-05-16/reynolds-signs-law-increasing-penalties-for-selling-fentanyl
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“Fiscal Note – HF595.” Iowa Legislative Servies, https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/FN/1374150.pdf
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“Altoona, IA Neighborhoods, Subdivisions, and Developments.” Remax Central, https://www.remax-central.com/desmoines/realestatehomesforsale/subdivisions-altoona-ia