How to Select a Pre-Placement Contractor
Information on Pre-Placement clinic locations, hours of operation, quality, and costs for can be found in the Table of Pre-Placement Contractors. Please use this information to select the contractor that best meets the needs of your department and the applicant.
The following information will assist you in using the Table of Pre-Placement Contractors.
Processing Delays: When choosing a contractor, we encourage you to consider how often applicant processing is delayed due to contractor error. The most recent data on the percent of General and Safety applicants who are delayed is presented in the Table.
Item Number Missing: If the applicant's item number and job title are not listed in the Table, this means that we have not yet developed a medical testing protocol for this classification. If you currently need (or will need in the near future) an exam for an item number missing from the Table, please e-mail Nina Arbet-Brandt (email@example.com).
Off-line Status: In unusual situations, a clinic may have to go "off-line" due to temporary staffing or equipment problems. Clinics are required to meet very stringent minimum staffing and equipment requirements at all times. If this should occur, the notation "off-line" will appear in place of an Average Cost estimate for the exam.
Average Cost: The examining physician is authorized to perform an individualized assessment of the applicant. This means that the physician may order additional tests based on the applicant's medical history, clinical test results, or physical examination findings. Since the tests performed for a given applicant can vary, the charge-back costs to the hiring Department will also vary for a given Item Code. The Average Cost information presented in the Table of Pre-Placement Contractors represents our best estimate of the average cost for the examination for each job title. The amount that your Department will be charged may be more or less than the average price shown.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All of the information in the Table of Pre-Placement Contractors is subject to frequent revision. Therefore, the Table should not be downloaded, but rather reviewed on-line whenever needed.
Revised November 29, 2012