Central Oregon Occupational Health Clinic

Does your organization need a reliable and professional Central Oregon Occupational Health Clinic?

We care for acute injuries, in our Bend Work Injury Clinic, and manage your employee’s return to work restrictions all while keeping your worker’s compensation insurance premiums as low as possible. Light Duty and using OTC medications, when appropriate, can significantly reduce the impact of WC claims on your bottom line.

We are Bend’s oldest and finest Occupational Health Clinic, Call Us Today at 541-388-7799 and discuss our employer solutions with an expert.

Occupational Health Clinic

Work Injury Care | Drug & Alcohol Testing | Pre-Employment Exams

Our Bend Occupational Health Care Department is a leader in providing on-site and off-site services to businesses, industries, and workers in Central Oregon. We offer an efficient, affordable way to keep costs low and employees healthy.

Start a drug & alcohol free work place today by calling Mountain Medical Occupational Health Services at (541) 388-7799.

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Contact our Department at: Occupational Health Coordinator

Ph:   (541) 388-7799 Ext. 6

Fax: (541) 317-0533

What determines the health of workers

Economically active people spend on an average about one third of their time at the workplace. Employment and working conditions have powerful effects on health equity. Good working conditions can provide social protection and status, personal development opportunities, and protection from physical and psychosocial hazards. They can also improve social relations and self esteem of employees and lead to positive health effects.

The health of workers is an essential prerequisite for household income, productivity and economic development. Therefore, restoring and maintaining working capacity is an important function of the health services.

Health risks at the workplace, such as heat, noise, dust, hazardous chemicals, unsafe machines and psychological stress, cause occupational diseases and can aggravate other health problems. Conditions of employment, occupation and the position in the workplace hierarchy also affect health. People working under stress or with precarious employment conditions are likely to smoke more, exercise less and have an unhealthy diet.

In addition to general health care, all workers – and particularly those in high-risk occupations – need health services to assess and reduce exposure to occupational risks, as well as medical surveillance for early detection of occupational and work-related diseases and injuries.

Chronic respiratory diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, noise-induced hearing loss and skin problems are the most common occupational diseases. Yet only one third of countries have programmes in place to address these issues.

Work-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) as well as cardiovascular diseases and depression caused by occupational stress result in increasing rates of long-term illness and absence from work. Occupational NCDs include occupational cancer, chronic bronchitis and asthma caused by air pollution in the workplace and radiation.

Despite these diseases, in the majority of countries physicians and nurses are not adequately trained to address work-related health problems and many countries do not offer postgraduate education in occupational health.

Central Oregon Occupational Health Clinic: Call 541-399-7799 Today

Health coverage of workers

Work-related health problems result in an economic loss of 4–6% of GDP for most countries. About 70% of workers do not have any insurance to compensate them in case of occupational diseases and injuries.

Universal health coverage combines access to services needed to achieve good health (health promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, including those that address health determinants) with the financial protection that prevents ill health leading to poverty.

There are effective interventions to prevent occupational diseases. For example encapsulation of pollution sources, ventilation, noise control, substitution of dangerous chemicals, improvement of furniture and the organization of work.

The task of specialized occupational health services is to assess these risks and develop recommendations for prevention of occupational and work-related diseases. Workers at risk need regular medical check-ups to detect any health problem at an early stage, when treatment and modification of the workplace can help avoid permanent damage.

Currently, specialized occupational health services are available only for 15% of workers across the world, primarily in big companies that offer health insurance and employment injury benefits. With the ongoing global job crisis, more and more people seek labour in the informal sector without any insurance cover and no occupational health services. Many such workers often also work in hazardous conditions and suffer work-related diseases, injuries and disabilities. In many communities, when the breadwinner falls sick the entire family suffers as there is no social protection.

Primary care centers can deliver some basic occupational services for workers in the informal sector and in small enterprises in the community. Most often they carry out workplace visits with recommendations for improvement, and conduct preliminary and periodic medical examinations, diagnosis and reporting of occupational and work-related diseases. Primary care centres could also train and work with health volunteers and workplace safety representatives to implement simple measures for the prevention of occupational diseases and provide advice on safer working methods. The costs of these services varies between US$ 18 and US$ 60 (purchasing power parity) per worker. Their benefits would include:

  • improvements in the workplace even after the first visit;
  • detecting and managing work-related health problems at an early stage; and
  • educating and involving working communities in the protection of their health.

Research has demonstrated that workplace health initiatives can help reduce sick leave absenteeism by 27% and health-care costs for companies by 26%. Source: WHO

Bend Occupational and Work Injury Care:

  • DOT Physical Examinations (FMCSA)
  • Pre-Employment Physical Examinations
  • Work Injury Evaluation & Treatment
  • Annual Health Screening
  • Vision Screening
  • Audio Testing (Hearing Test)
  • Various Vaccinations
  • Influenza Vaccination Clinics (offsite as well)
  • EKG
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO) Services
  • Drug Testing (offsite testing as well)
  • Hair Testing (offsite testing as well)
  • Saliva Testing (offsite testing as well)
  • COVID-19 Testing (offsite-testing as well)
  • Breath Alcohol Testing (offsite testing as well)
  • Back Evaluation
  • X-Ray Services
  • Manual Lift Test
  • Outlab
  • ImmunityTitres
  • Venipuncture
  • TB Testing (skin test & QFT TB Gold)
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (Spirometry)
  • Wellness blood draws (offsite as well)
  • Basic Med- Fit to Fly Pilot Examination

Occupational Health Company Authorization Form​

Mountain Medical Fax (541) 389-4096

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