- Effective immediately, Raulerson Hospital's Company Care hours will be as follows:
Monday 8:00 am – Noon
Wednesday 8:00 am – Noon
Friday 8:00 am – Noon
Occupational medicine in Okeechobee, Florida
Raulerson Hospital is committed to providing workplace wellness services and occupational medicine to the companies and employees of Okeechobee, Florida.
Our Company Care occupational health services department exists to meet the work-related health needs of businesses in the area. Through efficient and cost-effective methods, Company Care is keeping our community's workforce healthy.
The Company Care office is located at 1930 Highway 441 North in Okeechobee, just north of Raulerson Hospital. Our hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
To learn more about Company Care's occupational health services, you can call (863) 763-2670.
Benefits of Company Care's occupational medicine
Company Care at Raulerson Hospital helps local businesses keep their most valuable resource—their employees—safe and healthy.
Some of the overall benefits of occupational medicine include:
- Higher productivity
- Fewer lost work days
- Improved employee retention and recruitment
- Fewer work-related injuries
- Lower workers' compensation costs
- Lower group health insurance costs
Okeechobee companies and employees value Company Care because of its:
- Service of both the public and private sectors
- Trained guidance through the complexities of workers' compensation services, including state and federal workforce regulations
- Adherence to Federal Department of Transportation requirements for annual physical exams
- Certified Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) technicians and drug-screening collectors to perform alcohol and drug tests
Occupational health services provided
Keeping workers healthy is convenient and uncomplicated with Company Care as a single source for access to important employee health and workplace safety services. These services include physicals, screenings, diagnostic testing, treatment of injuries or work-related conditions and occupational therapy.
Physicals and screenings
The Company Care team evaluates health, substance abuse and current sensory capabilities with physical examinations and screenings, including:
- Alcohol screening tests
- Medical surveillance
- Hearing exams certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- OSHA-certified spirometry
- Physical examinations
- Urine drug screenings
- Vision screenings
Benefits of pre-employment drug screening
Drug testing is an important safety issue in the workplace.
Our alcohol and drug screens, provided by certified technicians, can benefit your workplace by increasing productivity and morale while decreasing tardiness, absenteeism, theft, crime and violence.
Occupational health diagnostic services
Company Care has access to Raulerson Hospital's comprehensive lab testing along with its diagnostic equipment and services, including the hospital's nationally accredited digital imaging devices and laboratory.
Additionally, Company Care has diagnostic equipment specially designed for occupational health, including:
- Audiogram booth for hearing screenings
- Spirometry equipment to test lung functioning
- Evidential breath testing using intoximeter (EBT)
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Wellness and prevention services
A large part of building and maintaining a safe and healthy workforce is preventing injury and illness. At Company Care, we offer occupational wellness and prevention services, including flu shots and immunizations for hepatitis A and/or hepatitis B.
Procedures and treatments
Company Care is a comprehensive, integrated health and wellness delivery system. Through our affiliation with Raulerson Hospital, we are able provide a vast range of services to expertly treat your work-related illness or injury. Right here in Okeechobee. we are a single-source solution for medical treatment, as well as occupational therapy and rehabilitation services.
Our licensed occupational therapists offer guidance through various exercises and programs so completing tasks at work becomes easier or less painful after experiencing chronic pain, an illness or an injury. The specialists at Raulerson Hospital are able to help develop or adapt techniques to be successful on the job.
Workers' compensation services
For on-the-job injuries, the occupational health professionals at Company Care are trained to provide initial diagnosis and treatment at our clinic, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or at the Raulerson Hospital ER after hours.
Company Care provides comprehensive case management services to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the medical care of injured employees. Our staff members communicate to employers and/or workers' compensation insurers to confirm the medical plan of treatment is being adhered to for an "aggressive," "light duty" or "return-to-work" status.
A treatment plan will be tailored to the injured employee's specific care needs and will include:
- Medical follow-up and management of ongoing injury or illness
- Advanced diagnostic testing
- Intensive physical rehabilitation by certified physical and occupational therapists
- Return-to-work and fitness-for-duty evaluations
- Functional capacity evaluations
When to go to Company Care instead of the emergency room
Our occupational health team at Company Care is able to treat many of the injuries and conditions a worker may experience, but, in times of medical emergencies, she or he should go directly to the ER. When in doubt, go to the ER.
Although it isn't always easy to know where to go for care, having the answer could save someone's life when it’s a medical emergency. When treatment is needed right away, Raulerson Hospital's 24-hour emergency facility offers the highest-quality care.
Check your symptoms to determine if you are experiencing a medical emergency and need to visit the emergency room at Raulerson Hospital.
Company Care provides elite care and compassionate treatment of less urgent and non-urgent occupational-related medical conditions.
Less urgent medical conditions are conditions which would benefit from intervention within one to two hours. Some of these conditions include:
- Minor back pain
- Possible extremity fracture
- Swollen, hot joint
- Small area of reddened, warm skin
- Eye injuries without vision changes
- Small burns to one area of body
Non-urgent medical conditions are acute and/or chronic conditions for which intervention may be delayed without risk of deterioration. Some of these conditions include:
- Minor bites
- Puncture wounds
- Foreign body to the skin
- Minor rash
- Minor lacerations, abrasions or contusions
- Minor burns