Medical Monitoring

Westminster House can provide Medical Monitoring for clients who require it for their Clinical Assessment and Individualized Treatment Plan. Through a partnership with Heath Quest, we can provide random testing for 12 of the most commonly used drugs, Substance Abuse Medical Monitoring, as well as Workplace Drug and Alcohol Training.

Medial Monitoring is performed whenever a family member, health practitioner, employer, legal entity, or athletic organization needs to determine whether a person has illegal or banned substances in his or her body, or is compliant with prescribed medications. It may be ordered to help a family regain trust in their loved one, prior to the start of some new jobs and insurance policies, and at random to satisfy workplace, court-ordered, adherence monitoring, or athletic drug testing program requirements.

Drugs-of-abuse testing may also be ordered by a health practitioner to monitor a known or suspected substance abuse patient, or whenever a person has signs and symptoms that suggest drug use.  Here are some of the signs that someone may be under the influence:

  • Dilated or small pupils
  • Drowsiness
  • Slow or slurred speech
  • Agitation
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Delirium
  • Seizures
  • Changes in blood pressure or heart rhythm