CONTACT
(802) 524-1223
Fax # 524-8488

ADDRESS
133 Fairfield Street
Medical Office Building
St. Albans, VT 05478

Directions

Welcome to Occupational Health

A Comprehensive, Collaborative Approach

We are pleased to provide specialized Occupational Health services for employers and employees across our region through an integrated partnership of primary care, urgent care, audiology, and rehabilitation. Our comprehensive collaborative care model ensures quick and easy access to integrated specialty services to better meet patient needs. 

Much of our Occupation Health service is centered within Northwestern Primary Care. For your convenience, initial care of non-emergent injured workers is provided at Northwestern Urgent Care in St. Albans or Georgia.  Naturally, if the medical need is emergent, NMC’s Emergency Department stands ready, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We partner closely with Northwestern Rehabilitation for physical therapy, occupational therapy, functional capacity evaluation, and Work Hardening. For hearing related services, we partner with our expert colleagues at  Northwestern Ear, Nose, & Throat

To learn more about our Occupational Health services, please call us at (802) 524-1223. We strive to make our services convenient and easy to access for employers and employees.

Key services

 
  • Biometric screenings
  • Blood draws
  • Diabetes management and prevention
  • DOT (Department of Transportation) physical
  • Drug Testing
  • Employee physicals
  • Employer customized physicals for employees
  • Employer customized post-offer screens
  • Fitness for duty physical
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Hearing tests
  • Immunizations
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • OSHA physical/questionnaire
  • Physical therapy
  • Post-offer screenings/ physical demand assessments
  • Pre-employment drug testing
  • Prevention and health management
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Respirator physical and/or fit test
  • Return to duty physical
  • TB testing
  • Tobacco cessation help
  • Transitional work oversight
  • Vision screening
  • Work rehab program
  • Work station ergonomic assessment

One Patient’s Story

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Back to work for Tammy

Tammy Laframboise had loved delivering the mail on a rural route in Jericho for three decades. When she was hit by another car head-on, she feared the resulting injury would mean she’d have to give up her job, and maybe that she’d never drive without anxiety again. After work with an NMC Physical Therapist, Laframboise got back to work quicker than she thought possible, feeling stronger and more confident than she ever had. “It’s been my godsend,” Laframboise said of the work rehabilitation program she participated in with as part of Occupational Health at NMC.

Meeting Your Needs

Physical Exams – NMC is able to provides a wide range of Department of Transportation services for national carriers, owner-operators, and companies with transportation components to their business. Our providers are trained in the DOT clinical regulatory guidelines. They have access to the Federal Highway Administrations Consensus Conferences, which produce specific guidelines on cardiac, pulmonary, vision, diabetes, neurological and psychiatric disorders.
 
Functional Capacity Evaluations – Through Northwestern Rehabilitation, we have the expertise to  conduct Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) to provide a systematic process of measuring and assessing an individual’s work capacity. 
 
Injured Worker Care – For minor work-related injuries and illnesses, the team at Northwestern Urgent Care  in NMC’s Medical Office Building in St. Albans and on Route 7 in Georgia routinely treats acute work-related injuries on a walk-in basis such as minor lacerations (we do suturing), burns, foreign bodies in the eye, sprains and strains, and more. Emergent Medical Needs are treated within the NMC Emergency Department. 
 
Outpatient Physical Therapy – Northwestern Rehabilitation provides a complete industrial rehabilitation program located in the Cobblestone Building. Our therapists are trained in both acute and chronic care. Each patient program is individually designed to meet the needs of the patient.
 
Work Rehabilitation (Return to Work) Program – Following evidence-based guidelines, Northwestern Rehabilitation offers physician-directed, customized work rehabilitation programs for functional restoration. Individuals are transitioned back to work during the program whenever possible. Programs are tailored to the individual needs of each client for optimum outcomes. The primary goal of the program is to provide quality treatment that leads to maximum medical improvement (MMI) by the end of the program when indicated per the patient’s diagnosis.
 
Respirator Clearance + Fit Testing – Respirator Clearance is offered to those employees who are required to wear a respirator at work in order to meet the criteria of the OSHA regulations governing respiratory medical clearance (29 CFR 1910. 134 and Appendix C – Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire).
 
Drug & Alcohol Testing – Our program is designed to meet all major regulatory agency requirements. A secure drug screen collection process is available at Northwestern Urgent Care. Our specimen collectors are trained and qualified under 49 CFR Part 40 Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing, Urine Collection and Breath Testing procedures. Our secure bathroom facilities are specifically designed to help prevent specimen adulteration.
 
Wellness & Prevention – Northwestern Primary Care has the expertise to assist clients with concerns relating to blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, immunizations (flu shots, hepatitis B tetanus, etc), nutrition counseling, tobacco cessation services, and more. Additionally, Northwestern Rehab has expertise in many prevention strategies that an employer can implement in an effort to reduce workplace injuries as well as improve non-occupationally-related lost time. 
 

To learn more about our Occupational Health services,

please call us at (802) 524-1223.