Please note: Occupational Health Services Relocating Back to Hospital Building 6/28/19

On Friday, June 28th, Occupational Health Services will be moving from their current location at 300 Chestnut Street back to the main Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham building at 148 Chestnut Street.OHS has seen their last patients at the 300 Chestnut Street location. Anyone needing urgent care on Friday, June 28, 2019 will be directed to the emergency room, as the clinic will be closed for the move. The department will reopen on Monday, July 1, in the new location on the first floor of the main hospital building in the former endoscopy and infusion center.

If you have any questions regarding this move, please contact OHS at (781) 453-8440 or by fax at (781) 453-8445. The OHS telephone and fax numbers will remain unchanged.

Work, Health, LifeThe 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
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • 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
  • 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.