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Tobacco-Testing Process

New Tobacco Testing Process for Employees Receiving Johns Hopkins Health Care Benefits

A component of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s five-year Strategic Plan is to actively support a healthy workforce, as outlined in the people priority. Starting in fall 2016, participating entities of the Johns Hopkins Health System, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins HealthCare, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Suburban Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, will implement a voluntary tobacco testing program for employees who elect benefits through the various Johns Hopkins participating entities — EHP, CareFirst and Kaiser. This policy is directed toward Johns Hopkins Health System employees, not Johns Hopkins University employees. For further clarification about Johns Hopkins University benefits, please visit http://www.benefits.jhu.edu/resources/benefitscontacts.cfm.

All benefits-eligible employees who passed the tobacco screening test will notice a partial credit on their Jan. 13 paycheck and a full credit on the Jan. 27 paycheck. The credit appears on the left side of the paycheck, under the "Earnings" section. This applies to employees of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Johns Hopkins HealthCare, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Tobacco Credit

LabCorp Vouchers

We have concluded our on-site tobacco testing for 2017 health benefits. New hires and those who missed on-site screening may go to LabCorp for voluntary urine screening to test for nicotine. The test is free to you and does not go through your insurance. You must go to the Interactive Health website (log-in/password below) to register, consent to testing and print out a LabCorp voucher.

Results will be sent to Interactive Health, and you will receive a letter in about two to three weeks with your results.  You can contact Interactive Health directly with any questions at 410-363-4948.

The sooner you go for testing; the sooner you will receive the $20-per-pay nontobacco credit ($10 for Johns Hopkins Hospital represented employees) for 2017 benefits. No retroactive credit will be provided. For Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, Johns Hopkins Bayview, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Johns Hopkins HealthCare, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital employees, use the following log-in and password to access the site:

  • Log-in: Hopkins
  • Password: Tobacco

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital employees should use the following log-in and password:

  • Log-in: Childrens
  • Password: Tobacco

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Additional Resources

Publication Articles

Tobacco Testing to Promote a Healthy Workforce, Inside Hopkins print, Aug. 18, 2016