While each site is unique and the scope of services can differ, an employer health center team can treat work-related injuries. This immediate care eliminates the hassle and high costs associated with patients visiting a hospital or urgent care center for minor issues. Occupational health requirements for each employer vary greatly, with some needing just a few services like drug screens and others needing complex physicals and workers’ compensation care. At Marathon Health, for example, we offer several available levels of services, allowing employers to select the category best suited for their needs.
By engaging and building relationships with patients, employer health centers can incorporate occupational health services seamlessly into other healthcare services. The primary benefit of integrating occupational and non-occupational health is that the care for individuals is not fragmented. For individuals that come in for an occupational need, the provider can see the patient and identify any risks or issues that might currently or in the future affect an employee’s employment. Other healthcare providers at the employer-sponsored health center can also work directly with the patient to address any other healthcare concerns or needs, which can range from sick care to annual physicals, biometric screenings, or even behavioral healthcare.