Occupational Medicine for the region's employers.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System offers comprehensive occupational medicine services for area businesses. 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. Our occupational medicine services are located at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
We offer a range of services for managing and monitoring the health of employees, including:
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.
Prevention programs can help keep employees healthy and can monitor their medical needs. Health promotion and prevention programs include:
For immunization records, fill out this records request form and fax it to 215-349-5100 or bring it to Occupational Medicine.
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.
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.
Occupational Medicine is piloting drug screening for new physicians. Please contact us directly at 215-662-2367.
For more information on any of these services, contact Tim McInnes, MHA, Practice Administrator at OccHealth@uphs.upenn.edu.