PUSH no longer treating employees injured on the job as of July 1
Two approved occupational health clinics available in West Lafayette Campus area.
Supervisors need to be aware that effective July 1, 2009, the Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH) will no longer provide treatment for University employees who are injured on the job.
Occupational Health is the medical specialty that centers around the treatment of worker's compensation injuries, says Teresa Wesner, retirement/disability/life benefits manager in Staff Benefits. ï¿½We'll be directing our employees to providers of this type so that we can take advantage of their expertise in this field. At the same time, this will allow the health care professionals at PUSH to more fully focus on their primary mission of providing health care for Purdue students.
West Lafayette campus employees needing medical care for a work-related injury or illness may choose between two approved occupational health clinics in Lafayette. ï¿½Both of these facilities specialize in providing care for worker's comp cases,ï¿½ says Wesner.They're experienced with the specific paperwork and treatment guidelines that will benefit employees with increased efficiencies of follow-up care.
Staff Benefits suggests that you have your employees call the occupational health clinic to set an appointment and avoid waiting, but an appointment is not required. The two approved care facilities in the West Lafayette campus area are:
Hospital emergency rooms approved in limited situations
Local hospital emergency rooms are to be used only in the following situations:
When the situation calls for using the emergency room, the following hospitals are acceptable providers for work-related injuries and illnesses in the West Lafayette campus area:
Getting to the treatment facility
Help your employees avoid paying costs from their own pocket
In addition to being careful to use only the approved facilities listed above, alert your employees to the following important information to ensure that they do not have to pay for treatment from their own pockets.
If you or your employees have questions about worker's compensation claims or treatment, contact the Staff Benefits Disability Coordinator at 49-41691 or the Return-to-Work Coordinator at 49-40306.
Should a work-related injury or illness occur, please be sure to complete the First Report of Injury Form.
- Staff Benefits team
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