The hospital-based Occupational Health Services (OHS) program at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham delivers advanced, comprehensive occupational health and wellness services for employers and their employees. The program provides injury management services for work-related conditions and surveillance services for employees of companies in Needham and the surrounding communities.
The goal of the injury management program is to facilitate a safe and rapid return to work. The OHS team works closely with Rehabilitation Services, utilizing physical therapy and hand therapy, to help recover function and retain conditioning post-injury.
The OHS team also collaborates with the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham Emergency Department which provides emergency and urgent care when OHS is closed. Injured workers treated in the ED are referred to OHS for follow-up.
OHS has MRI facilities available and can make referrals to specialists in Needham or at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with little or no waiting time. Once a referral has been made, there is continuous follow-up by OHS staff. Some of the services provided by the injury management program include:
Treatment of on-the-job injuries, focusing on the patient's return to work as soon as possible
- Comprehensive case management
- Long term injury management
- Allergies at work
- Ergonomic assessments
- Policy and risk assessment
- Medical director services
- Regulatory expertise
The surveillance program offers a variety of services to meet the needs of local business, including
- Pre-Placement Physicals
- DOT Physicals
- Return to Work/Fit for Duty Assessments
- Drug Screenings
- Audiometric Screenings
- Vaccines and Immunizations
Occupational Health Services strives to make access to services as easy and efficient as possible, for both employers and employees. Free parking is available to all patients, including those who drive service or delivery vehicles.