SSM WorkHealth - Occupational Medicine offers comprehensive treatment of employees who have sustained a work-related injury and illnesses. Our providers understand the impact of indemnity and medical costs plus other incentives impacting the workers’ compensation system. Early aggressive treatment, emphasis on return-to-work, and continued case management are all areas of focus. In addition, we are aware of the impact certain medical activities have on an employer’s OSHA records.

SSM WorkHealth is equipped to handle all non-life threatening or non-limb threatening injuries or illnesses, including but not limited to:

  • Crush injuries
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Sprains/strains
  • Eye injuries
  • Chemical exposures

Along with excellent medical treatment and management, communication and customer service is extremely important to SSM WorkHealth’s philosophy of work injury treatment and management. Our exceptional clinicians will become familiar with each employer’s unique circumstances, often visiting places of employment to learn about the unique features of each business. Communication is emphasized with all patients and client companies.

Services Include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of work-related injuries
  • Work Status Summaries provided to the employer after each patient visit
  • In-house x-ray services at our SSM WorkHealth Maplewood location/Coming to Hazelwood in 2016
  • In-house pharmacy
  • In-house rehabilitation at our SSM WorkHealth Hazelwood location
  • Courtesy transportation service available for your employee to and from the work-site
  • Drug and Alcohol testing

Drug and Alcohol Services

SSM WorkHealth offers a comprehensive Drug and Alcohol program with the capability of working with any employer, in any region. Our staff is experienced in designing testing programs, specimen collection, and providing assistance with daily questions and problems. We meet or exceed all drug testing requirements established by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Transportation (DOT). We employ our own Medical Review Officer and follow all regulations when reporting results.


Drug and Alcohol Policy Development
A written drug and alcohol policy explains an organization’s position on drug and alcohol testing and abuse, and highlights the consequences if the policy is violated. A policy and its enforcement are essential to the success of a drug and alcohol program. SSM WorkHealth can work with you to design a policy to match your organizations needs and wants. Implementation of your Drug and Alcohol Program can also be coordinated through our organization via educational programs for your employees.

Drug and Alcohol Education
SSM WorkHealth can tailor drug and alcohol educational programs for your organization. Whether it is to implement a drug and alcohol policy or to satisfy Federal DOT regulation on Reasonable Suspicion Training, SSM WorkHealth can help. Our training programs are comprehensive, cost-effective and easy to understand.

Random Selection
SSM WorkHealth can perform your random drug and alcohol selection and testing as required by the DOT or your company policy. Our client companies can be confident in the federal compliance of both our DOT and non-DOT programs. You can be assured of the integrity and effectiveness of our program. All results are handled confidentially with the Designated Employer Representative (DER).

Physical Examinations

SSM WorkHealth offers a variety of physical examinations. Department of Transportation (DOT), Post Offer, Respiratory Clearance, Return to Work and Fit for Duty Physical Examinations are offered at both SSM WorkHealth locations. Missouri School Bus Driver Physicals are also provided.

Transportation Services

SSM WorkHealth understands the impact of productivity and what an injury can do to that productivity. We can help alleviate your loss in productivity by transporting injured workers to and from SSM WorkHealth. To schedule an injury pick up please call Dale Ferguson at 314-304-2118.

On-site Program

SSM WorkHealth offers a wide variety of onsite services.. We offer Drug and Alcohol testing, Physicals and Wellness Program services including Biometric Screenings, Flu Shots and Educational information. For more information regarding our Onsite Program please call Cindy Ottens, SSM WorkHealth Program Director at 314-399-2967.

Department of Transportation

All SSM WorkHealth providers are Certified Medical Examiners on the National Registry through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).


SSM WorkHealth can offer a variety of immunizations to your employees. Some vaccinations such as Hepatitis B must be offered to certain employees as per OSHA regulations. Other vaccinations may be indicated due to your employees’ unique workplace exposures like Tetanus or Rabies. Many vaccinations are preventative in nature and can be offered for the wellness of your workforce. All of our SSM WorkHealth offices offer seasonal influenza vaccinations as well.

Wellness Programs

The impact of decreased productivity due to unhealthy lifestyles, as well as sky-rocketing healthcare costs have forced employers to take a preventative approach to the wellness of their employees. SSM WorkHealth offers a menu of services and screenings which can assist in evaluating the health of your workforce. SSM WorkHealth can partner with employers to develop a strategic program to get your employees on the road to wellness and higher productivity. For more information regarding our Wellness Program offerings please call Cindy Ottens, SSM WorkHealth Program Director at 314-399-2967.

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