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Services and Programs

The University of Pennsylvania Health System offers comprehensive occupational medicine services for area businesses. In particular, our program addresses health conditions caused or worsened by the workplace environment. Our environmental assessment and occupational medicine programs include health promotion, hazard analysis and surveillance of workplace environment. We are prepared to respond to employers' needs, and we understand the sensitive nature of many workplace health issues.

We offer a range of services for managing and monitoring the health of employees, including:

Our Occupational Medicine services are located at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Occupational Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Penn Tower, 4th Floor
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Penn's Occupational Medicine program is backed by the resources of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. When necessary, advanced diagnostic testing and hospitalization are available at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital.

For more information:

Andrew Wang, MPH, CPH, Sr. Practice Manager
OccHealth@uphs.upenn.edu

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Penn Tower, 4th Floor
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104



Managed Workers' Compensation Program
Many employers have a pressing need to lower their workers' compensation costs. An effective managed workers' compensation program can reduce these costs by 40 percent or more. Penn's Managed Workers' Compensation Program delivers improved clinical and functional outcomes as quickly as possible by coordinating all aspects of care for an injured worker.

Services include:

  • Thorough injury assessment and diagnosis by physicians and nurse practitioners specially trained in occupational health.
  • Complete injury management for work-related injuries, illnesses and exposures.
  • Case management to follow each patient through his or her treatment plan, monitor improvement and provide timely feedback to employers regarding the employee's status.
  • Recommendations for an injured employee's capabilities for light duty.
  • See Body Fluid Exposures or Needle Stick Instructions.

Preventive Medicine
Prevention programs can help keep employees healthy and can monitor their medical needs. Health promotion and prevention programs include:

  • Annual influenza shots to reduce lost time and wages due to seasonal illness.
  • Hepatitis B immunizations to assist employers in meeting their blood-borne pathogen standard requirements.
  • Various wellness programs to promote employee health.
  • For immunization records, fill out this records request form and fax it to 215-349-5100 or bring it to Occupational Medicine.

Employee Health Assessment Programs
Employee health assessment programs are a way for companies to improve the health of their employees. These programs can lead to substantial health care benefits for employees, as well as savings for companies. Individual or group employee health assessments are available and can be conducted on site at corporations or at one of our convenient Penn Occupational Medicine locations. For individual assessments, we can create a preventive health plan that specifies existing medical problems and recommends preventive activities. For group health assessments, we can produce a comprehensive report detailing current health problems, potential health risks and prevalence of risk factors. We can then design educational programs targeted to address common issues, such as smoking, high blood pressure, nutrition and exercise, heart disease prevention and rehabilitation, and cancer screening and prevention.


Employment Examinations
Our on-site employment examinations can be tailored to specific work force needs. In assessing a new employee's physical capabilities, we can provide assurance to employers that new hires are healthy and physically capable of performing their job tasks. While assessing a new hire, we can also provide drug screening and alcohol testing to ensure employees comply with workplace policies as well as state and federal regulations for particular employment activities.


Surveillance for Occupational Health Concerns
We offer surveillance for tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, rabies and a variety of other infectious diseases. Our Occupational Medicine specialists have a sophisticated database to monitor changes in employees' health profiles in order to provide appropriate treatment and preventive care.


Environmental Consultative Services
Occupational Medicine can provide consultative services to reduce employment hazards and prevent workplace injuries. We are able to educate and consult with employers in such areas as safety, ergonomic work environments and good body mechanics for job duties. We also can provide employers with important information regarding trends in hazards for particular industries and the latest health care efforts to prepare for and manage these situations.


Drug Screening Test
Occupational Medicine is piloting drug screening test for new physicians. Please contact us directly at 215-662-2367

 


Need an appointment? Request one online or call 1-800-789-PENN (7366). You can also call HUP at 215-662-2354.

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