Student Health Center No longer Treating Purdue Workers’ On-the-Job Injuries

- 06/16/09

The Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH) no longer will serve as an approved provider of medical treatment for Purdue employees injured on the job beginning July 1. Instead, employees with Worker’s Compensation injuries that require medical attention should report to an approved occupational health clinic.
Employees should not obtain medical care from providers not approved by the University, such as personal physicians, because treatment costs may not be covered by Worker’s Compensation and payment responsibility could fall to the employee.

Two approved occupational health clinics are available in the West Lafayette campus area Clarian Arnett Occupational Health Center and Regional Occupational Care Center (ROCC). In certain situations, the urgent care centers aligned with Clarian Arnett and ROCC also would be appropriate for care, as well as the hospital emergency room if the injury is extremely serious.

An article containing details about treatment for job-related injuries at Purdue is available in the May 2009 issue of LeadingEdition, an online newsletter for Purdue University supervisors.

Staff can obtain more information about Worker’s Compensation claims and treatment through the Human Resource Services Web site, or by emailing Tammy Synesael, disability benefits coordinator for HRS, or calling her at 494-1691.