Center for Employment Health & Wellness

Any County department or Board-Governed Special District employees. In addition, contracts may be established with other agencies or entities.

As the Occupational Medicine Clinic for the County, some of the services provided include:

  • Pre-placement medical examinations. New hires are required to have a pre-placement examination.
  • Medical care for employees that have a work related injury or illness. The Center provides acute medical care for employees that are injured on the job. Employees can come in on a walk-in basis on the day of sustaining an injury during clinics’ hours of operation, otherwise, an appointment should be scheduled by the employee’s department. Please bring in your completed Medical Service Order form which authorizes your medical care.
  • Special evaluations and services for employees that work in jobs that may expose them to chemicals or agents known to cause disease. These are called medical surveillance examinations and these may be completed annually or every two years. Examples are TB testing programs and commercial driver’s license examinations.
  • Evaluations for employees returning to work with job modifications/restrictions. Refer to your Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Exempt Compensation Plan.

Fitness-for-duty evaluations are performed when there is a question about the employee’s ability to work per your Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Exempt Compensation Plan.

No. All aspects of the pre-placement examination must be completed before medical clearance is given for employment.

Depending on all of the testing that is required, anywhere from 3 days to two weeks, on average, to receive the results of all testing.

Allow three hours for the examination process. Once the pre-placement examination is done, you will need to go to the laboratory for the urine drug test and to other testing facilities depending on what tests are required.

All pre-placement examinations involve completing a medical history questionnaire and having a physical exam performed. Other testing such as blood work, treadmill, hearing test, vision testing, or lung testing is done based on the job that the individual will be doing.

Yes. If the time period from the individual’s last day worked for the County to the new start date exceeds 90 days. Also, if the individual is going from one job classification to another and the new job classification requires a higher level physical activity requirement, they must have a pre-placement physical examination, even if the time period from last day worked to start date does not exceed the 90 days.

New employees hired into the County or Board-Governed Special Districts are required to complete a pre-placement medical examination. Some volunteers may also be required to have a pre-placement examination.

The department would schedule an appointment at the Center for the employee. The employee would need to bring their medical note to the appointment that indicates their work restrictions/limitations. The Center then advises the department of the employees’ work status and a determination would be made by the department if they could accommodate the employee’s restrictions/limitations. The department’s Human Resources Officer may assist in this process.