Overview

Occupational Health Services & Testing

Occupational Health Services & Testing

University of Utah Health Occupational Medicine Clinics offer services that treat work related injuries as well as preventive work physicals. Our board-certified physicians treat patients beginning from the time of injury through follow-up therapy as necessary. 

We are committed to providing ready access and availability for urgent cases, as well as efficient turn-around for reporting and follow-up care. Because of our clinics’ unique ability to diagnose and correctly manage cases, you will most likely have outcomes that:

  • reduce your insurance and lost labor costs and
  • save your company money.

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Billing & Insurance

Workplace injuries are covered by the employers’ workers compensation insurance. University of Utah Occupational Medicine accepts all workers compensation insurances.

Billing for Employer Requested Testing

We coordinate occupational health services through the employer requesting these services for their employees. We also directly bill employers for exam services, including labs and other testing.

Individuals may request exams on a self-pay basis.

Health Promotion

Our clinics offer a range of services to enhance the health and wellness of workers. These services include both comprehensive physicals (sometimes called Executive Health Exams) and basic health screenings (e.g., blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure). We schedule exams and arrange ancillary testing so that most of the exam requirements can be accomplished in one visit at one location whenever possible. Our wellness services may be billed directly to a requesting employer, or to individuals. Results of these exams are confidential and are not discussed with employers.

Advanced Consultations in Occupational Health

The Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health  (RMCOEH) within the University of Utah School of Medicine offers extensive consultation services related to occupational and environmental health.

RMCOEH consultation services include:

  • Independent medical evaluations of complex occupational injury and illness cases
  • Impairment ratings after an injured worker reaches maximum medical improvement (MMI)
  • Complex fitness-for-duty assessments for both work-related and non-work-related conditions
  • Hazardous substances management
  • Noise management
  • Ergonomics and safety evaluations
  • Injury prevention consultations
  • Regulatory compliance assistance
  • Occupational health education programs

Case Management

Employee Health

Employee Health services protects workers from hazards that they may encounter at work. Our clinic provides employment-related immunizations, antibody titers, and tuberculosis testing.

Drug Testing

We perform employer requested urine, hair, or saliva chain-of-custody drug test collections on a scheduled or walk-in basis.  We perform drug test-only collections for employers who have their own Medical Review Officer to review test results, or we can facilitate medical review of the test results in conjunction with WorkforceQA (formally Intermountain MRO).

Employee Health and Drug Testing

Full-time case managers support injured workers through the workers’ compensation system. They track patient progress to minimize delays in care and reduce lost work time. Our case management team provides detailed information to help our customers minimize the overall cost of an injury.

Injury Care

Our medical providers author and apply state-of-the art occupational medical treatment guidelines for the care of injured workers. In nearly all cases, we facilitate return to work with minimal or no lost work time. Workers with new injuries can be seen on a scheduled or walk-in basis with appointments for follow-up care.

Examples of Work-related Injuries & Illnesses Treated by the Clinics

  • Blood or Body Fluid Exposures
  • Burns
  • Chemical Exposures
  • Crush Injuries
  • Eye Injuries
  • Head Injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries (including back, shoulder, knee, etc)
  • Rashes

Work Physicals

A work physical evaluates a worker’s fitness to perform job duties in accordance with regulatory requirements or at an employer’s request. We directly bill employers for exam services, including labs and other testing. Individuals may request exams on a self-pay basis. All testing for most exams is completed during the same visit within either the Redwood Health Center or the South Jordan Health Center.

Types of Work Physicals and Evaluations Available

  • OSHA Screening/Medical Surveillance Exams
  • Pre-Placement Exams
  • “DOT” Driver (truck/bus driver) Exams
  • "DOT" Paperwork/ Safelanehealth
  • Firefighter Exams
  • Law Enforcement Officer Exams
  • Animal Handler Immunizations and Exams
  • Hazardous Drug (Chemotherapy) Handler Exams
  • High Altitude Clearance Exams
  • Respirator Medical Clearance Exams
  • Physical Ability Testing
  • Heavy Metals (e.g., lead, cadmium, arsenic) Testing