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Tobacco-Testing Process

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. Last fall, 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, implemented 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.

As part of the enrollment process for health care benefits, a Johns Hopkins Health System employee may voluntarily consent that they do not use tobacco products and agree to be tested for tobacco use. Those who take the test and pass will receive a $20 pay credit ($11.03 for Johns Hopkins Hospital represented employees) toward their health insurance premiums for 2018. 

Log into the Interactive Health website to print out a voucher for your tobacco test. The log-in/passwords are below.

Tobacco cessation programs are available to those employees who are not able to test, but would like to quit tobacco use. Please see Reasonable Alternatives or contact Healthy at Hopkins 410-955-9538 for more information.  

LabCorp Vouchers

You may go to any 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.

For new hires or those employees with new medical benefits, credit is given the 1st of the month following testing. The sooner you go for testing; the sooner you will receive the credit. No retroactive credit will be provided.

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 about your results at 410-363-4948.

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

More Information by Entity

Additional Resources

Publication Articles

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