Health Works


We are a NIOSA approved site. HealthWorks offers a number of services to industries and businesses

HealthWorks, Edgecombe County Health Department’s Occupational Health Service, provides the business community with high quality, cost effective, confidential drug and alcohol testing services in a timely manner.

Setting up an Account
 Setting up an account for your business is very simple. You will need to call and give us information on your company and designate a contact person. We bill once a month for services.

Procedure for Screening
 Employees are required to have a picture ID when they arrive for their testing at NO EXCEPTION! If we get a non-negative result when drug testing, we are required to send it out to a lab (LabCorp) for verification. Our Medical Review Officer is Dr. Neal Dash, MD, Chief MRO & Dr. L. Katz, MD, MRO, who sign off on all drug tests sent to the Gas Chromatography/Mass Pectrometry lab for verification.

HealthWorks uses the LabCorp Quick Test, which has a 99% accuracy rate. This test will detect THC or Marijuana, Opiates, Heroin, Morphine, Amphetamines, Cocaine, PCP, Oxycodone, and Methamphetamine.

Free Service
 HealthWorks will provide random selection of your employees monthly, and send you a letter stating which employees have been selected to come in for screening. We would need a list of each employee either by name or social security number, and the number of employees you would like tested each month.

Screenings Available

  • Rapid Drug Screens
  • Pre-employment, Post Accident, Random, Reasonable Suspicion
  • Non-Negative Rapid Drug Screen
  • DOT Drug Screens
  • Collections
  • Rapid Alcohol
  • Breath Alcohol
  • FIT Testing 

Educational Services

  • Blood Borne Pathogen Training

For more information on the HealthWorks program, please call 252-641-4702.

Below you will find some facts that may help you in deciding to become a drug-free business.

The vast majority of Adult Drug Users are employed!
According to the government's annual Household Survey on Drug Abuse in America, more than three-quarters (76.4%) of all illicit drug users 18 and older are employed full or part-time that's approximately 16% of the working population (full and part-time workers combined).

Drug users are not the best employees
The federal government reported that drug-abusing employees, when compared to non-using workers are:

  • More likely to change jobs frequently (turnover)
  • More likely to be late or absent from work
  • More likely to be less productive employees
  • More likely to be involved in a workplace accident
  • More likely to file a compensation claim

Drug users are unsafe workers
A study by the U.S. Postal Service found that substance abusers, when compared to their non-substance abusing co-workers are involved in 55% more accidents, and sustain 85% more on-the-job injuries.
Further, the National Safety Council reports that 80% of those injured in serious, drug-related accidents at work are not the drug abusing employees, but the non-using co-workers and others.

Try This Two-Step Formula to Calculate Your Return on Investment (ROI) in Drug Testing, and see how Much You Can Save!

STEP 1: Multiply the number of employees at your company by the percentage you think have substance abuse problem; then multiply that number by the average cost per year for each drug abuser on your payroll to determine the cost of substance abuse at your company.

_______________% of your workforce that uses drugs (national average is 17%) multiplied by the total
number of employees at your company


_______________Average cost per year for each drug abuser (national average is $6,600)


$______________Cost of substance abuse at your company

STEP 2: Subtract the total amount that you pay for drug testing each year from the answer above calculating the cost of substance abuse at your company.

_______________Cost of substance abuse at your company

_______________Cost of drug testing at your company

_______________This figure represents your return on investment in drug testing.

For public comments or questions, please call 252-641-7511.