Occupational Health

Occupational health programs offer our area businesses and industries an avenue of preventive care for employees. With these programs, employers work to ensure high standards of health and safety for employees in the work place. Activities can range from safety equipment and processes, to regular flu shots and workplace stretching.

Osceola Medical Center’s Occupational Health Department helps foster safe work environments by:

  • Analyzing job tasks and identifying the potential hazards in those tasks

  • Managing those hazards to avoid risks

  • Educating employees as to potential risks and how to avoid them

  • Monitoring overall employee health

  • Overseeing rehabilitation of injured employees

  • Returning employees back to the work community, even if in a limited capacity

  • Maintaining an awareness of safe and healthy work practices

Preventive occupational health measures can be every bit as beneficial to your business as maintenance of your other assets. For more information on our occupational health programs, call us at 715-294-4538.

Services We Provide

24/7 Drug and Alcohol Testing


We offer a full service drug and alcohol program that is compliant with DOT regulations, along with Non-DOT testing programs for employers. Collection services for both DOT and Non-DOT, Evidential Breath Test (EBT) for DOT alcohol testing, Certified Breath Alcohol Technicians (BAT).

  • Pre-employment
  • DOT-certified
  • Post-Accident
  • Reasonable suspicion/cause
  • Random
  • Return to duty/follow up
  • Rapid on-site testing (Negative Results in 3 Minutes)
  • Hair Drug Testing
  • Alcohol Testing
  • Saliva
  • Blood
  • Breathalyzer (DOT-certified)

Health and Wellness Programs

  • Exercise programs
  • Wild River Fitness Center
  • On-site flu shot clinic
  • Massage Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Health fairs
  • Education programs
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid
  • Blood pathogen
  • Tobacco Cessation Program

Immunization Services

  • Onsite flu shots
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus
  • Titer (MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis A & B)

Medical Examinations

Preplacement exams are conducted to assist employers in determining the appropriate job fit for employees. They consist of a health history review, vision screening, vital signs, height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, and physical exam. The employer will receive an examination report by mail or fax within 24 hours of the exam.

  • Pre-placement (POET certified)
  • DOT certified medical examiners
  • Follow up
  • Acute injury evaluation and management
  • Return to work evaluations

Medical Screenings

  • Audiograms, both baseline and annual
  • Respirator use evaluation
  • Respirator fit testing
  • Pulmonary function test (spirometry)
  • Laboratory testing
  • X-Rays
  • Tuberculosis skin testing
  • Cardiac Bruce stress test
  • Glucose screening
  • Cholesterol screening

Work Related Injury Care

  • 24-hour injury treatment
  • Return to work rehabilitation
  • Physical and occupational therapy

Contact Us at:

Contact OMC’s Occupational Health Department directly at 715-294-4538, or through the OMC general number 715-294-2111. You can also email our manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Occupational Health Team and Providers:

Melody Jacobs, Occupational Health Manager
Lucille Koehler, Occupational Department Assistant
Rebecca Ness, PA-C (DOT-certified)
Jennifer Belisle, MD (DOT-certified)
Erika Helgerson, DO (DOT-certified)

Related Articles, Forms and Links:

Appointment Auth Form
OCC Health Work Comp Procedure
Workman's Compensation Form