Drug Screening Requirements

Students seeking enrollment in the Health Sciences Programs requiring participation in clinical training in area hospitals and related clinics must provide evidence of having passed a 10-panel urine drug screen prior to participating in clinical or practicum experiences. More than one drug screen may be required. The student is responsible for any costs incurred for this screening.

Students may acquire the drug screen through any reputable laboratory, if the lab adheres to the criteria outlined below:

  • Urine drug screen
  • 10-panel drug screen
  • Must be a "zero tolerance" drug screen

The VSCC Clinical Affiliations Coordinator has received information from one area lab/clinic that provides the drug screening at a nominal cost. We are sharing this information with students with the understanding that the student may utilize the lab of his/her choice if all criteria for testing is followed.

Collection Sites

Tri-Star Medical Group has collections sites in Gallatin, Portland and Goodlettsville. They offer all VSCC Health Sciences students discount for this service.

Fairvue Primary Clinic
1483 Nashville Pk, Suite 302,
Gallatin, TN

Portland Primary Care
103 Redbud Dr, Suite E,
Portland, TN

TriStar Medical Group
304 Northcreek Blvd, Suite 200
Goodlettsville, TN 37072


The drug screen report must be sent by the agency to the College. Agencies conducting the check should be directed to forward the report electronically to AHD.StudentChecks@volstate.edu.

If the results are negative, the student will be able to proceed in the program. If the results are positive, the requirements of the College’s clinical or practicum site partners will not be met. Positive results may inhibit successful completion of the clinical or practicum component and prevent completion of the program.