Drug Screening Office

Drug Testing

Van Buren County uses random drug testing to ensure participants are complying with court orders and to help them with their road to recovery.   Our trained staff collects samples for many court programs including Van Buren County OCC, the 36th Circuit Court and 7th District Court Probation programs, Van Buren County Specialty Court programs, Van Buren County DHHS, and clients from out-of-county jurisdictions.  We also do drug testing for driver’s license restorations.

Van Buren County Screening Office follows best practices laid out by the Michigan State Court Administrative Office for sample collection.  Most of our samples collected are urine samples however we can collect oral and hair samples under special circumstances.  PBT testing is also available.  Van Buren County Screening Office utilizes forensic laboratory drug testing and follows the proper chain of custody protocol as the primary purpose for testing is to use results as evidence in legal proceedings.   Substances that we may test for include but are not limited to: Alcohol (EtG and EtS), Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Benzodiazepines, Opiates, Barbiturates, Cocaine, Marijuana, Buprenorphine, and Methadone.  We also test creatinine levels to help detect dilution or sample tampering.

Van Buren County Courts Screening Office is located at 212 E. Paw Paw Street.  The entrance is on the Northeast Corner of the Van Buren County Jail on Paw Paw Street.  Drug testing hours are from 6 a.m.-11 a.m. Monday-Friday.  The drug testing staff can be reached by phone at 269-657-8200 ext. 2482.  

Drug testing referrals can be made by completing the drug testing referral form (found below).


Drug Testing Referral

  1. One time only drug testing?
  2. Random Drug Testing?
  3. Type of Test:
  4. Billing option:
  5. Please Note:
    1. If client is paying payment must be made at the time of testing.
    2. All results and no-show reports will be mailed to referring party.
    3. One month of no shows will result in the client’s case being administratively closed, with no further reports.
    4. The providing of the specimen is observed by Van Buren County personnel.
    5. The Drug Testing Coordinator’s direct telephone number is (269) 657-8200 ext. 2478 – Hollywood Watkins.
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