Drug Testing in Boston, Massachusetts

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Health Street provides drug and alcohol testing in Boston, Massachusetts at 2 conveniently located drug testing centers. Call (617) 863-9118 or register online. Drug testing options include DOT and non-DOT urine drug tests, breath alcohol tests, EtG alcohol tests, and hair drug testing.

Whether you’re drug testing your employees, yourself, or a family member, just choose your test and pick a laboratory testing location. Rest assured, a registration barcode will be sent to you immediately (or to the person you specify). A map and GPS directions will be linked to the barcode. Test results are fast, accurate, and reported securely in our online portal.

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Taylor Reynolds
My customer service agent was Delenia Gamble.This was our first time using this service.Delenia was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the drug testing procedure.She helped get us the closest location in the Boston area for the test.Delenia spoke very clearly and made this process very easy.We would use this service again.
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Drug Testing in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston MA Drug Testing Locations

Types of Drug Testing in Boston, Massachusetts

Health Street offers drug testing services such as: 5 panel drug test up to 22 panels, Department of Transportation DOT drug test, rapid results or laboratory testing, with or without alcohol EtG test included, the option to exclude THC, and more. Get these tests done at our Boston drug testing location.

Our selection of chain of custody urine drug testing services and drug screenings allow you to test for nearly any drug consumed in the recent past. They are recommended for employee drug testing or court orders. The number of panels in a panel drug test refers to classes of drugs (i.e., marijuana, cocaine, etc.).

5 Panel Drug Test – $75

This is the traditional, basic urine drug test for street drugs, including:

Marijuana (THC, cannabinoids, weed)
Amphetamines (Adderall, Ritalin, methamphetamines)
Basic Opiates (heroin, morphine, codeine)
Phencyclidine (PCP – angel dust)

9 Panel Drug Test – $85

This is urine testing that includes all of the above plus the following prescription drugs:

Benzodiazepines (Valium, Klonopin, Xanax)

10 Panel Drug Test – $89

This is a great option for employment drug testing in Boston MA – it includes well known street drugs and prescription drugs, including all 9 of the ones listed above, plus methaqualone.

***Health Street Recommends 12 Panel***

12 Panel Drug Test – $149

This urine drug testing panel is an excellent choice and value, and more importantly, it tests for expanded opiates and Ecstasy. This test is a 10 panel plus:
MDMA/6AM (Ecstasy, Molly)
Hydromorphone (Vicodan, Percocet, Oxycontin)

16 Panel Opiate Drug Test – $250

As the opioid epidemic continues to rise and impact Boston, it is important to be aware that many of the dangerous, synthetic opiates are not picked up by lower panel tests. Our 16 panel picks up these 4 additional opiate classes in addition to the drugs included above:

Meperidine (Demerol)
Buprenorphine (Suboxone)

There are many more urine drug screening options offered at our Boston MA facility, which go all the way up to a 22 panel drug test, including specialized tests for synthetic marijuana, bath salts, nicotine, ketamine, rohypnol, and more. For results of chain of custody testing with MRO review, we are widely considered to be the fastest lab in Boston. Drug testing in Boston MA is easy with Health Street.

Alcohol Testing in Boston, Massachusetts

Alcohol testing is done through urine, hair, breath, or blood. Basic urine alcohol tests (12 hour look-back) or EtG urine alcohol testing (3 day look-back) can be added to any of our drug testing panels, or they can be done on a standalone basis. Choose the type of alcohol drug testing that looks back at the specific period of time that matters to you:

Breath Alcohol Tests are the most appropriate tests to use in the workplace if on-the-job alcohol use is suspected, or after any accidents. On-site breathalyzers in the Boston MA area are also available for emergencies.
PEth Blood Alcohol can tell if someone has been drinking over the past 3 weeks
Hair EtG Test is a hair follicle alcohol test that goes back 3 months

DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Services – Boston MA

DOT Drug and Alcohol Tests

Health Street’s Boston facilities offer DOT drug and breath alcohol tests that comply with 46 CFR Part 40. Urine specimens are processed at SAMHSA certified laboratories. Members of our Random Pool get discounts on DOT drug testing.

Random Pool – $99

Health Street administers DOT Random Pools for companies of all sizes based in and around Boston, across Massachusetts. Our local presence combined with our national clinic network and easy online pool management makes DOT compliance a breeze.

USCG Drug Testing – $150

Many Boston businesses and residents are involved, directly or indirectly, with maritime, and therefore, they are regulated by the United States Coast Guard and must comply with the strict USCG regulations. Our Boston clinics offer a specially designated USCG Merchant Marines Drug Test Package, which includes everything you need to meet the USCG DOT drug test requirements.

Hair Follicle Drug Testing Boston MA

Hair drug tests can detect drug or alcohol use for a far greater period of time – 90 days – than a standard urine drug test. Hair drug testing is performed at our Boston drug testing places. We cut a small amount of either head hair or body hair. The hair is analyzed by our testing laboratory. We offer several panel drug tests.

Hair Drug Test Options
5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test
9 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test
12 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test
Hair Alcohol Test

StaffGlass™… the Employer eResults Portal

Employers get free access to premium customer service by phone and our award winning online StaffGlass™ portal. Once securely logged into StaffGlass™, business users can set up their drug testing program, including:

Securely order pre-employment, random, post-accident, or reasonable suspicion drug testing
View fastest results
Order and view eSignature employee documents such as policies and procedures, job applications, and more
Setup a random drug testing pool or a drug-free workplace program, and add or remove staff to be included
Order State Background Checks and view reports
Register staff for occupational health exams

Why Health Street

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided drug tests since 2010. The first time we performed drug testing in Boston, MA was in 2013.  From then until now, we have completed 151 drug tests at our Boston labs. 

Committed to Excellence

Health Street proudly provides drug testing in Boston, Massachusetts to businesses and individuals in need.

Boston, Massachusetts – Drug Testing

Substance abuse statistics for Boston, MA

Overdose deaths are considered a national crisis, and it’s twice as bad in Massachusetts
The number of people who died due to opioid overdose rose by 9 percent in 2021
More than 90 percent of opioid-related deaths involved synthetics opioids such as fentanyl in 2018 in Massachusetts
In 2018, doctors in Massachusetts prescribed 35.3 opioid prescriptions for every 100 people

Drug abuse trends in Boston, Massachusetts

When it comes to drug overdose rates, Massachusetts is struggling. Although fatal overdoses are a national problem, data shows that opioid-related overdoses are double the national average in Massachusetts.

Fentanyl is another significant issue in Boston, Massachusetts. Due to its cheap production cost and high potency, it is the most common opioid involved in opioid-related overdoses. About 11.3 percent of people in Boston suffer from some form of substance abuse. People addicted to drugs often also share needles, leading to approximately 38,100 individuals suffering from hepatitis C in Massachusetts.

Local initiatives to curb substance abuse in Boston, MA

Individuals with drug abuse problems have several options for treatment. Massachusetts realizes the ongoing drug overdose epidemic and provides many treatment services, including prevention programs, youth intervention, recovery homes, detox treatment, therapy, and more. They also offer residential treatment programs under or over 30 days long, ambulatory services, and aftercare services. Services are even provided within the homeless shelter system.

Another major problem local initiators are looking into is education and treatment alternative sentencing programs for people convicted of first or second offenses of driving under the influence. Some of these programs include First Offender Driver Alcohol Education, Second Offender Driving Under the Influence Residential Programs, and Second Offender Aftercare.

Notable Historical Events Related to Drug Use in Boston, MA

In 2018, DEA agents and Boston police seized over 33 pounds of fentanyl in Boston. Along with the seizure, authorities arrested 37 suspects, including many people alleged to be associates of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel. The arrests and seizures were part of “one of the longest, most far-reaching, and most successful state wiretap investigations in Massachusetts history,” according to Suffolk DA Daniel F. Conley. Authorities stated that the amount of fentanyl that was seized was enough to kill every man, woman, and child in the state of Massachusetts.

Experts Say …

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh spoke with the Boston Globe about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted people in Boston with alcohol and/or drug addiction. “Alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease of isolation,” Walsh told the Globe. “For someone with longtime sobriety, their whole way of dealing with addiction is interacting with people. Not having access to the program and the meetings is really difficult on people.” Although the city has set up virtual recovery meetings, accessing them is difficult for people forced to live on the streets.

Last updated 6/30/2022

Neighborhoods in Boston Served by our Clinics

South Boston
North End
East Boston
South Boston Waterfront
Back Bay
Beacon Hill

Additional Services

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Local Reviews

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By Maggie Garvey on 5/12/2016
Louis was very informative and helpful. He answered my many questions thoroughly and was extremely patient. Appreciated all of his help! I would use this service again for employee drug testing as it was very easy and straight forward.


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