Drug Testing

Drug testing availabiity in Peterborough

Family doctor can make a referral for drug test for lab analysis (covered by OHIP)

First Step Clinic (Methadone Clinic)

191 Simcoe St. (across from bus terminal)

Phone: 876-1000
Contact: Paula Langdon Patterson

Hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Drug testing for the most common substance (cocaine, crack, opiates, benzodiazepines, etc)
  • Don’t need a doctor’s referral
  • Process: 4 panel test, results within 1 hour.
  • Only do urinalysis; can collect blood but can’t analyze so send to lab
  • Cost: $60 or invoice referring organization ( i.e. Children’s Aid Society, employer, lawyer, etc
  • Common clients include: CAS clients, probation/parole persons, methadone clinic patients, general employment (physical on site; blood work sent to CAN AM lab in North Bay).

Peterborough Clinic – Day Clinic – for patients who don’t have a family doctor

26 Hospital Dr.

Phone: 740- 6880

  • Only take same day appointments; space fills up quickly- call when lines open at 8:30 a.m.
  • Get doctor’s referral for drug test for lab analysis
  • Covered by OHIP

Driver Check – a for-profit entity that helps companies and individuals find the testing they need.


  • Closest clinics they work with are Oshawa or Belleville.
  • Fees must be paid up front.
  • Likely cost is high since this agency is a middle-person for the clinics.

(Gamma Dynacare Medical Laboratories, Peterborough)

Need a doctor’s referral; can go to the Peterborough Clinic

26 Hospital Dr. Phone: 876-7313