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Immediate Treatment Options

For work-related illnesses or injuries

Approved treatment facilities

When you need immediate treatment for a work-related illness or injury, go to an approved health care facility in your locale:

West Lafayette campus

Employees can choose between two major providers for initial medical treatment due to a work-related injury or illness: IU Health Arnett or Unity.
  • Indiana University Health Arnett
  • Unity
For serious injuries or when other facilities are closed:
  • Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Lafayette East and Lafayette Central Hospital Emergency Rooms:
    Use for serious injuries. Use for treatment when the occupational health centers and the extended hours facilities are closed. Hours: Always open
  • Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital Emergency Room:
    Use for serious injuries. Use for treatment when the occupational health centers and the extended hours facilities are closed. Hours: Always open

Calumet

  • Comprehensive Care
  • Working Well/Hammond Clinic
  • St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center
  • Community Hospital Emergency Room

Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW)

  • IPFW/Parkview Health and Wellness
  • Parkview Occupational Health
  • Redi Med
  • Parkview Hospital Emergency Room

North Central

  • IU Health/Workforce Health
  • Working Well
  • Health Access/Northern IN Occupational Medical Service (NIOM)

Outside of Purdue's campus areas

If you're outside Purdue's campus areas, contact your supervisor, or contact Christie at JWF at 800-359‐6659, for information about where to go for care.

Tell the health care provider to send the bill to JWF Specialty instead of to your medical insurance plan.

NOTE: Medical treatment beyond the initial visit requires approval by Purdue's worker's compensation insurance carrier, JWF Specialty. If you do not obtain pre-approval, your medical expenses may be denied, leaving you to pay the bill.

Transportation Information

When no ambulance is needed

  • If you can safely drive yourself, you may use your own vehicle to go to an approved medical provider.
  • Your supervisor or another designated person may drive you to an approved medical provider using his or her own vehicle or one owned by the University.
  • If someone drives his or her own vehicle, the driver assumes liability for any damage to the vehicle or to any other involved vehicles, if an accident occurs.

Examples of injuries that do not require an ambulance

When an ambulance is needed

  • If the situation is a medical emergency, call 911. If you are calling from a non-campus phone, let the operator know that you are on the Purdue campus. The operator either will transfer your call to the Purdue dispatcher or will call for the Purdue ambulance.
  • Whenever there is doubt about the severity of an injury, err on the side of caution and call an ambulance.

Examples of injuries or health problems that require an ambulance