As an occupational medicine resource, Southern Ohio Medical Center delivers prompt treatment to your injured worker and regular communication with employers, employees, managed care organizations, third party administrators and health plans. With a focus on safe and early return to work, our injury management administrators will deliver high quality, cost effective care.
As always, walk in service for acute, initial injury treatment is available at all SOMC Family Health Centers, conveniently located in Portsmouth, Wheelersburg, Waverly, West Union, and Ironton as well as at the SOMC Emergency Department.
WorkWell services include:
- Convenient, specialized treatment centers in Scioto County
- Physicians and staff dedicated to occupational medicine, work site injuries and illness care
- Detailed case management, injury tracking and follow-up care
- Specialty services through Southern Ohio Medical Center referral provider network
- Communication with you and your MCO, TPA or HPA about your worker’s health status
- Assistance with workers’ compensation paperwork as requested
- Assistance with worker placement and return-to-work planning
- Transitional work programs to ensure a safe and timely return to work
The Occupational Medicine staff conducts employee examinations with sensitivity and confidentiality. We understand the mandated examination requirements of regulatory agencies, and help you adhere to those standards.
Physical exams can be tailored to your company’s specific needs. With expedient examination results and attention to detail, the Occupational Medicine Department’s physical exams are an excellent value.
Independent commercial vehicle operators or companies who employ drivers needing Department of Transportation (DOT) certification can take advantage of our DOT examination services.
Examination services include:
- Customized pre-placement of post-offer examinations
- Customized executive physical examinations
- OSHA examinations (lead surveillance, respirator clearance, asbestos, chromium, etc.)
- Department of Transportation (DOT) examinations.
- On site services as arranged
SOMC recognizes the relationship between substance abuse and work-related injuries. That’s why we offer testing services as well as drug-free workplace programs and education for both employers and employees. The Occupational Medicine Department’s program honors confidentiality and delivers quick results, and confirms to the policies of the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation. Drug and alcohol services include:
- DOT (Department of Transportation), non-DOT and FAA drug screens
- Any other type of drug screen
- Breath alcohol testing
- Blood alcohol testing
- Random selection process
- Hair follicle testing
Types of drug screening available:
- Post-accident and post-incident
- Reasonable suspicion
- Return to work
The laboratory used by Occupational Medicine for collection and processing is certified by the National Laboratory Certification Program (SAMHSA/NIDA). The laboratory identifies and confirms the presence of a wide variety of drugs using the latest instrumentation and technology. Its testing expertise includes emergency toxicology, clinical analysis for prescribed medications, research analysis, biological monitoring and drugs-of-abuse testing.
Our certified Medical Review Officer examines each laboratory result with impartiality and accuracy. This specialized interpretation focuses on drug testing only, ensuring other details of the employee’s medical history remain confidential. With a Medical Review Officer interpretation, employers also receive legal backup.
Our breath alcohol testing uses an Evidential Breath Testing (EBT) device approved by the National Highway Safety Administration, or a saliva testing device approved by the FMCSA. Drug and alcohol testing is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Employees who test positive will be referred to the employer’s designated Employee Assistance Program or to a substance abuse professional for follow-up care.
Spirometry is the most common of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs), measuring lung function, specifically the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool used for generating pneumotachographs, which are helpful in assessing conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and COPD.
Any time a healthcare program can be brought to your workplace, you’re likely to save money. You also make a strong statement about your commitment to a safe and healthy work environment. The Occupational Medicine Department can deliver customized services at your worksite such as:
- Placement of nurses and allied health professionals
- Screening and testing services
- Prevention and wellness education activities
- Immunizations for flu, hepatitis, tetanus, tuberculosis and more