University Employee Occupational Health Services
The University provides comprehensive occupational health services to employees through its Employee Occupational Health Clinic located at 145 North Medical Drive. The Clinic is operated by the Department of Medicine through an agreement with the Environment, Health and Safety Office. The goal of the Clinic is to maintain and improve the Occupational Health of University employees.
Initial treatment of all non-life-threatening work-related injuries and illnesses, including communicable disease exposures. Treatment of work-related injuries does not require an appointment. The affected employee’s supervisor should call the Clinic to advise that an injured employee is en route and to provide a brief description of the nature of the injury. Employees with life-threatening illnesses or very serious injuries should go directly to the nearest Emergency Department or call 911.
Workers’ Compensation Treatment and Case Management
Treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses. The clinic’s Nurse Practitioner will provide initial/on-going care and arrange for any necessary services including referrals to specialists and rehabilitation services. Lost work-time or work restrictions will be coordinated by the clinic. The Nurse Practitioner will provide case management services until the employee has returned to their previous level of functioning.
Blood/Body Fluid Exposure Care
Following established protocols, the clinic staff provides immediate management for employees who have experienced blood/body fluid exposure. It is the responsibility of the exposed employee and/or his/her supervisor to contact the clinic immediately in the event of an exposure.
Other Communicable Disease Exposure Care
Management of employees with work-related exposure to tuberculosis or other communicable diseases.
Medical Surveillance of Employees Working With Biohazardous Agents, Animals, and/or Chemical Carcinogens
Maintain appropriate medical monitoring of employees with potential exposure to hazardous agents in coordination with EHS. If you are exposed to research animals at work, please print, complete and send a Research Animal Handler Questionnaire to the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic, CB #1649.
Appropriate Immunization Screening and Medical Surveillance for Employees Working in Health Care Environments
Services include health history, latex allergy screening, immunization review, annual tuberculosis skin testing, annual respirator surveillance testing, and immunizations such as Hepatitis B, Mumps, Measels, or Rubella vaccine as indicated.
Screening and Medical Surveillance for Non-Health Care Employees as Required by Regulatory or Accrediting Bodies
Services are dependent upon the occupation of the employee and may include physical examinations, pulmonary function test, tuberculosis skin test, or base line serum samples.
Travel Immunization Clinic
Travel Immunization review and appropriate protective immunization provided for employees planning work-related foreign travel.
Coordination with HealthLink for after-hours injuries/illnesses
HealthLink provides after hours access for needlestick/human blood or body fluid exposures.