FAQs

FAQs

Let us answer your frequently asked questions!

Where are we located?

We are located inside of Snap Fitness at:
400 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR 97030

Located off NW Eastman Pkwy in between NE Divison St and NW 3rd St. We’re inside of Snap Fitness, next door to the PetSmart. Head inside and the front desk will tell you where to go.

Do we require appointments?

Yes, we require that you set up an appointment with us so we can make sure to accommodate you. Our office does offer mobile services for some of the employers that we work with directly. Additionally, we find that working on an appointment basis minimizes your wait time to expedite your appointment.

Will you be turned away if you walk in without an appointment?

No, we will not turn you away if it is during Spectrum’s operating hours, however staff may not be available. Individuals with appointments will be given priority, but you are welcome to wait in the lobby, or you can set up a time for later in the day or for another day.

Same-Day Appointments: 

We understand that some employers have very strict policies when it comes to testing, which in turn, can give you an extremely short notice to get your testing done. If a same day test is needed, it’s best to call or text the office to see what options are available. 

You can reach us at (360) 347-6322.

Why am you being asked for a Credit/Debit Card for my appointment since your test is being covered by your employer?

We do ask that a valid credit or debit card be provided to reserve your spot on our schedule. If you show up to your appointment at the scheduled time you will not incur any charges, unless otherwise discussed. If your employer is covering the cost of your testing (make sure you bring necessary documentation), then those services will be billed directly to them.

*Please remember to review our cancellation policy that is provided in the online booking process.*

Why should you choose Spectrum Health Screening for your testing needs? 

We provide a wide range of testing services, including preventive screenings, diagnostic tests, occupational health screenings, and wellness programs. Our certified medical examiner is highly trained and experienced, ensuring accurate and reliable results.

If you’re looking for affordable care near the Portland, OR area – you can trust Spectrum Health Screening!

What should you expect during a drug screening?

When you show up for your appointment, there may be a slight wait. Please have a seat in the lobby and we will be with you as soon as we are available. To start the drug screening process, 

  • Please have your photo identification and employer documentation ready. If you do not have any documents provided by your employer, it is very difficult to make sure your test is processed exactly how they want it. Usually an E-Passport, Q-Passport, or a paper chain of custody form is provided to the employee. 
  • Please come ready to provide a urine sample at your appointment. It’s recommended that drug screen clients (also known as Donors) do not drink too much water as this may dilute the specimen. In some cases, a dilute specimen won’t be accepted by the lab and will require you to come in for another test.
  • It’s recommended to sip on water before your appointment to help promote the need to urinate.

What should you expect during a DOT Physical Exam?

Be prepared to provide a full and complete health history. Usually this can be filled out ahead of time which saves us time in the office. If you are taking any medication this is where we will document the name of the prescription, the dosage amount, how long you have been taking that prescription at the
current dosage and the intended purpose of the medication. 

  • Expect to provide any documentation for any on-going/chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, etc. 
  • Medical releases for any injuries, surgeries, etc. may be requested. 
  • You will need to provide a urine sample that will be tested for Blood, Glucose, Protein and Specific Gravity. This is not a drug test. 
  • Basic vital readings such as height, weight, heart rate, blood pressure will be checked during your physical. This exam will cover many different body systems that the Department of Transportation requires medical examiners to check.

How should you prepare for a DOT Physical?

Wear comfortable clothing & bring all applicable documentation which includes: 

  • photo identification
  • medical clearances letters and recent testing documents (such as stress tests results, sleep test results, CPAP compliance, HbA1C readings etc.) 
  • A list of medications, corrective lenses, & hearing aids, etc.

What are the best practices for managing your blood pressure?

  • Get adequate restful sleep
  • Make sure you are hydrated starting the day before your appointment
  • Avoid caffeine, nicotine, sugar, and salt consumption the day of your appointment
  • Take your medication as directed by your prescribing physician.
  • Make sure you double check your appointment time.
  • Reach out to the office if you have any questions.

What will your hazmat physical involve?

A hazmat physical typically includes a comprehensive medical history review, physical examination, vision and hearing tests, lung function tests, and laboratory tests to assess specific health markers. The examination may also include assessments of cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and strength, depending on the nature of the hazmat work.

Call us to build your own company’s hazmat physical package today!

Yes, it is possible to perform certain types of DNA tests while pregnant.

However, the options available may depend on the specific type of test and the stage of pregnancy. Here are two common scenarios:

  1. Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Testing (NIPP):

    • Description: Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Testing is a method that can determine paternity during pregnancy without invasive procedures.
    • Process: This test analyzes cell-free fetal DNA present in the mother’s blood. It requires a blood sample from the pregnant woman and the alleged father. The test can typically be performed as early as the 8th week of pregnancy.
  2. Amniocentesis or Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) for Other DNA Tests:

    • Description: Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling are invasive procedures that can be performed during pregnancy to obtain fetal DNA for various genetic tests.
    • Process: Amniocentesis involves collecting a small amount of amniotic fluid, while CVS involves sampling cells from the placenta. These procedures carry a small risk of complications and are usually performed between the 10th and 20th weeks of pregnancy.

It’s important to note that while NIPP is non-invasive and poses minimal risk, invasive procedures like amniocentesis and CVS have associated risks, including a small chance of miscarriage. The decision to undergo prenatal DNA testing should be made in consultation with a healthcare provider who can assess the risks and benefits based on individual circumstances. Please feel free to call our office regarding your specific questions at 360-347-6322.

At Spectrum Health & Wellness, our DNA testing pricing is as following: 1st Collection $250, Additional Collections $100. Our DNA tests can be used for legal and personal purposes with results in 3-5 business days.