Anyone with work-related health problems can be evaluated in the Occupational Medicine Clinic. The clinic evaluates medical problems arising from occupational and environmental exposures and provides diagnostic testing services, medical recommendations, occupational and environmental interventions, and expert care for patients with work-related health problems.
Staff members understand the relationship between work-related exposures and health problems. Clinic physicians are certified in occupational medicine, internal medicine, preventive medicine and pulmonary medicine. Social workers and industrial hygienists provide care and education through evaluating work environments and providing advice on prevention techniques.
The clinic services include:
- Clinical evaluation with a physical examination and laboratory tests that include an assessment of all work-related problems
- Formal impairment evaluations
- Evaluation of work and environment exposures by an industrial hygienist
- Ongoing medical care for work-related conditions
- Detailed clinical letter describing the findings from the evaluation
- Coping strategies for health problems
- Advice on how to limit further exposure to harmful elements
- Assistance with medical and legal aspects of a work-related diagnosis