Accidents and injuries may occur that prevent employees from immediately returning to work, requiring a physical examination and testing to ensure that they are healthy and safe to return to the workplace and resume their duties. Urgent Care of Mercer County offers a comprehensive occupational health program that includes return-to-work testing to clear injured or ill employees to resume their job without risking the health and safety of themselves and others.
When is return-to-work testing performed?
Return-to-work testing is typically required after a worker’s compensation injury has been treated and a claim has been filed. It is offered for any profession, especially jobs requiring physical labor and attentiveness such as contractors, warehouse employees, construction workers and landscapers. If your employees work in a position that requires heavy lifting, operating machinery or direct, face-to-face contact with customers and other employees, you should schedule testing before they return to work to make sure their injury or illness has completely healed and the employee will not be putting themselves or others at greater risk for infection or injury upon their return.
What is done during a return-to-work test?
Return-to-work evaluations include:
- Physical examination
- Routine blood work
- Blood pressure screening
- Vision and hearing check
- Drug screening
Urgent Care of Mercer County has a digital x-ray department and full-service laboratory on-site, allowing us to provide patients with more efficient results than other facilities. Digital x-rays only take a few minutes to perform, skipping the long wait times required to capture and develop film in a darkroom as well as letting it dry to avoid splotching or smudging the images captured. The images can be taken, processed and analyzed in under two minutes, allowing for a more thorough diagnosis. Digital x-rays also require lower levels of harmful radiation to capture the images. Because our x-rays are captured digitally, the technician and physician are able to zoom in and out of the image, diagnosing and treating the full injury. With our on-site laboratory, we can perform a full range of lab tests including drug screenings with results in only a few days as opposed to waiting weeks for samples to be shipped off and tested at external locations.
Return-to-Duty Testing in Hamilton, Trenton, Robbinsville & Bordentown, NJ
If you or an employee has sustained an injury at your workplace, visit Urgent Care of Mercer County for worker’s comp treatment and return-to-work testing. Our center is open to walk-in patients seven days a week with convenient hours so you don’t need to worry about missing valuable work hours and shifts. Most major insurance plans are accepted. For more information, please call 609-890-4100.