“Employees are the most valued resources of any company,” says Rebecca Sedor, director of UHS Business Direct. “In a nutshell, occupational medicine is about serving the needs of employers by doing what’s right for their employees.”
To better serve residents who live or work in the Chenango County area and their employers, UHS recently opened an Occupational Medicine Express Care location at 54 E. Main St. in Norwich. This office can quickly treat work-related illnesses and injuries, as well as provide employment healthcare services, such as:
- OSHA, DOT, fitness-for-duty, new hire and other physical exams
- Physical demands testing
- Drug and alcohol screening
- Post-blood-borne pathogen exposure evaluations
No appointments are needed. UHS Occupational Medicine staff are also available to facilitate work-site wellness programs, perform ergonomic evaluations, or provide services to groups at an employer’s location.
“The Norwich Express Care site is very easy to use,” says Ms. Sedor. “I’m hoping the local business community takes advantage of it.”
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Express Care is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–noon and 1–4:30 p.m. Employers wishing to refer employees can call 337-4777. Occupational medicine services are also available by appointment in Binghamton by calling 762-2333 and Walton by calling 865-2414.