Occupational Health Features & Benefits
High Quality Care
Hackensack Meridian Health Occupational Health specializes in providing high quality medical care and rehabilitation for work-related injuries and illnesses.
Injuries are triaged, and most cases are seen on the same day of injury. In addition to providing high quality care, we also recognize your need to maintain productivity, so we are sensitive to the amount of time your employees are away for medical appointments. We monitor and audit admission and discharge times, and we strive for treatment times of one hour or less for initial injuries and 30 minutes or less for follow-up visits.
Early Return to Work Modified Duty Plans
Occupational Health uses a combination of modified duty, appropriately scheduled follow-up exams, orthopedics referrals, and aggressive physical therapy (when needed), to assist in treatment and accelerate case closure.
Modified duty is vital in improving productivity and reducing lost time claims. Our physicians assess, document, and communicate the injured employee’s diagnosis, prognosis, and duty restrictions to the employer and other appropriate parties.
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
The goals of our physical therapy program are to prevent and treat industrial injuries. Working in conjunction with our physicians and clients, our physical therapists expedite the return-to-work process. Aggressive therapy focuses on alleviating patients’ symptoms and educating them on preventing injuries in the future. We also emphasize to employees that they are personally accountable for their own recovery, future safety, and medical improvement.
An individual employee treatment plan is provided at the end of every visit. These reports enable monitoring the return-to-work process, maximizing employer-physician communication and case-by-case accountability. Our secure website, Agility EMR portal, allows the employer to view pertinent information in real time.
Functional Capacity Evaluations
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) use state-of-the-art technology and experts in biomechanics to develop a detailed analysis of an employee’s ability to safely perform his or her job functions.
Urgent Care Medical Services for the Working Public
Our board certified physicians with focused expertise in occupational medicine treat minor emergencies and illnesses common to the workplace. Most injury care requests can be accommodated within the same day.
We offer drug testing and medical review of non-negative drug test results.
- Certified medical review officer services
- Six collection sites in Monmouth and Ocean counties