Occupational healthcare refers to the branch of medicine that is dedicated to employee health, safety, and welfare issues in the workplace. The aim of occupational healthcare is employee education, injury prevention and to return injured employees to work. Services include pre-employment screenings, work-related injury care, physical therapy, drug testing, and more.
Occupational healthcare facilities reduce the high cost of obtaining work-related medical services compared to urgent care facilities by providing onsite or easy access to injury treatment. Nova Medical Centers specialize solely in occupational healthcare. As a result, Nova Centers are not open to the general public and only provide services to employers and their employees. This is a vital part of why Nova Medical Centers’ patients return to work faster, healthier and stronger with optimal results. With little to no wait times, patients are met with medical providers that receive specialized training and are dedicated to providing tailored medical solutions that are distinct to each injured employee’s working conditions.
With the importance of teamwork in mind, Nova Medical Centers offers real-time web-based communication through its proprietary electronic medical records system, Occuflex, which allows clients to remain up to date with injury treatment status and pre-employment testing results. Furthermore, through physician tele-triage, clients have access to licensed physicians 24/7 who can safely and effectively asses and recommend treatment direction for injured employees with a simple phone call. Patients recovering from work-related injuries are provided with free transportation to assist in returning them to optimal function in the shortest time possible. Last but not least, Nova Medical Centers’ physicians are experts in ADA, DOT, NIOSH, OSHA, and state regulations that govern the occupational healthcare industry and work personally with employers to guide them through the required workers’ compensation claim paperwork.