OCCUPATIONAL / INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE PROGRAM
Access Medical Center is pleased to introduce you to our Occupational/Industrial Medicine Program and our Family Practice/Emergent Care facility. The purpose of a comprehensive medical program is to provide a cost-effective superior level of medical care for your injured or sick employees and to assist your hiring of new employees by screening for potentially expensive future claims.
The total care of the injured or ill employee in a pleasant, personable, professional atmosphere is of the utmost importance at Access Medical Center. Our facility offers a wide range of medical services including lab, surgery, drug screens and physicals. We provide qualified medical staff and physicians experienced in emergency, occupational and family medicine.
Potential employees may come to a new job with a number of significant pre-existing medical problems. If left undiscovered, these could lead to a worsening medical condition (at the company’s expense), or could open the company to a number of potential 3rd party liability situations. In order to avoid these costly problems, our workman’s comp staff is available to coordinate the development of a cost-effective screening program to suit your specific needs. Services such as drug testing, pulmonary function studies, back evaluations, hearing, blood pressure, diabetes, and vision screenings are available. We are here to assist you when evaluating a new employee.
- No appointment is necessary for initial visits for injured workers, however we do recommend that you call ahead if possible. Employers may call ahead to notify the clinic to expect an injured employee and approve their visit. Follow-up visits are given an appointment.
- All work related injuries are verified by one of our staff by phone or by the employer completing our work comp authorization form for the company’s protection. It is helpful for us to know prior to any services being rendered, who to contact for authorization of Worker’s Compensation matters and for billing information.
- If verification is not possible at the time of the employee’s admission to the clinic, the employee will be held responsible for payment until such verification is obtained from the employer.
- Injuries, especially severe ones, are given priority over less serious situations and physicals.
- If more than (2) prospective employees are to be sent to the clinic for physicals at the same time, we ask that you notify the clinic prior to their arrival so that we can make appropriate arrangements to expedite service. Individual arrangements can be made for large numbers of examinations.
- Specialist referrals will be made when necessary. The company and Insurance carrier will be notified first. The company or carrier will let the clinic know who they want the clinic to use. If the company or carrier does not have a preference, we will use a specialist from our referral list. It is very important that we get referral appointments scheduled in a timely manner. Please help us in expediting this process.
- Special billing arrangements can be made for large accounts. Contact the billing department to answer any billing questions.
- Written reports on patient’s status are always available to the employer (see work status report). An employee’s time at our clinic is always accounted for on this report. A copy is kept at the clinic as part of the patient’s permanent record and another is sent to the insurance carrier to complete their files.
- Continuous care of an injured employee by the same physician is a major priority to attain continuity in their care. If an employee is seen initially by a part-time physician, appropriate arrangements are made with a full time physician for that patient to have continuous follow-up care.