Occupational Health - Overview - Patient First

Occupational Health

Care Your Employees Can Trust

Patient First has been providing Occupational Health services for employers and employees since 1981. Our physicians and physician assistants are complemented by a fully trained staff of nurses and technologists.
 
Patient First is well-equipped for Occupational Health services, including Workers' Compensation care. Lab tests, X-rays, and prescription medications are available on-site, saving an employee’s time and reducing productivity losses.
 

Our Occupational Health Mission

At Patient First, our mission for Occupational Health is to provide employees efficient, careful attention as well as a safe return to work following an on-the-job injury.
 
Employees can visit any Patient First medical center, open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., every day of the year, and receive prompt medical care without an appointment.
 
With our proprietary software, all medical and administrative components are efficiently integrated to meet the patients’ and employers’ needs.
 
Patient First is a low-cost alternative to hospital emergency rooms. Direct medical costs are reduced by as much as two-thirds for the employer and the insurer. Our one-stop service approach also helps employers stay productive by returning injured employees to work as soon as possible, further reducing insurance costs.
 
Today, more than 4,800 employers use Patient First for Occupational Health, including Workers' Compensation. And the number keeps growing. For more information on how we can provide Occupational Health and Workers Compensation benefits to employers and their employees, please call us toll free at (866) 253-9139.
 

An Integrated System To Serve Your Needs

When an employer contacts Patient First, we create an online Employer Information File (EIF), to which all of our medical centers have access. The EIF is displayed on terminals in the exam room during the patient's visit so that Patient First staff members can have ready access to the employer's instructions. These instructions include the company's Return-to-Work policies, Light Duty programs, Physical Examination requirements, Drug Testing protocols, and Specialist Physician Networks.

The injured employee is then provided instructions regarding Return-to-Work/Light Duty status and treatment. After the visit, a nurse contacts the employer's representative with immediate feedback to help the employer determine appropriate case management and to discuss Light Duty and Return-to-Work options.
 
In addition, Patient First provides the employer with the complete documentation required for the First Report of Accident.
 

Benefits of Choosing Patient First

All Patient First Medical Centers are conveniently located.
  • Open 365 days a year, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • No appointment is necessary.
  • Registration is simple, based on a computer-driven registration process.
  • Injuries are treated promptly.
  • Friendly, efficient service is standard.
  • Vital signs and other medical information are entered immediately into a permanent computer record.
  • Lab tests, digital X-rays and appropriate prescription medications are available at each center.
  • Careful attention is paid to Return-to-Work policies, Light Duty programs, Physical Exam and Drug Testing requirements, Specialist Physician Network referral directions and Workers' Compensation insurance claims.
 
For better service, employers should establish an account before sending employees to Patient First. To establish an account, please contact our Occupational Health Department at Patient First's Administrative Offices.
 
Call toll free (866) 253-9139 to speak with an Occupational Health Representative.