Occupational Medicine

When you are looking for specialists in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of work-related injuries, MaineGeneral's Workplace Health is here for you. Workplace Health is a unique program that ensures area businesses are safe, healthy and productive. We take great pride in caring for you and the greater Kennebec Valley's employed community.

Services

  • AED program
  • DOT exams
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee wellness programs
  • Ergonomics assessment
  • FAA exams
  • Flu shots
  • Immunizations
  • Injury treatment and follow-up
  • Needlestick/sharps post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
  • On-site program
  • Preplacement screening
  • Silica medical evaluations

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Mission

As an employer, our occupational medicine physicians work with you to develop wellness programs to keep your employees healthy and on the job.

You'll be impressed with the experience and expertise of our medical team — of multiple board-certified physicians — that is unmatched in Maine. Our staff is attentive to providing exceptional customer service and responding to your needs and the needs of our patients.

Because we are part of a large, local health care system, you have easy access to a wide range of specialty and diagnostic services to manage even the most difficult cases.

Your feedback and recommendations are important to us, and we will continually look for ways to enhance our services.

Why Use Workplace Health?

  • Access to 24-hour care through MaineGeneral Medical Center's emergency departments in Augusta and Waterville
  • Comprehensive scope of services from "hire" to "retire"
  • Continuity of care
  • Electronic M-1 practititioner reporting and secure web-based access to client employee data
  • Expert knowledge in occupational medicine and wellness
  • Follow-up care management for injuries after hours
  • High-level, direct communication from treating physicians and staff
  • Hospital-based program with easy access to specialists and diagnostics
  • Local relationships with clients vs. national — we live and work in the communities we serve and are managed locally
  • Multiple physicians board certified in occupational and environmental health
  • Proven experience and outcomes
  • State-of-the-art software to help manage use and case management services and employer reporting

Financial Impact for Employers

  • Early identification of work-relatedness/cause of injury
  • Fewer lost work days
  • Focus on timely and efficient case closure — 75 percent of cases are closed within 30 days
  • In-house case management services at no additional cost
  • Injury prevention and wellness services are offered at the worksite
  • Long-term financial impact
  • Physical therapy ordered only when medically necessary
  • Quick access to specialists
  • Results-oriented health promotion and wellness programs offered to help control rising health care costs, minimize absenteeism and enhance productivity
  • Volume discounts offered

Most importantly, we take the time to care for your employees and don't rush them through services as larger for-profit occupational health clinics may do.

Workplace Health FAQs

How soon can Workplace Health see new injuries?

In most cases, Workplace Health will see your acute new injury on the same day it happens. Just call either of our locations so we can triage the injured employee and minimize wait time. Acute eye injuries and lacerations will be seen immediately.

True emergent injuries such as chest pain, severe open trauma or unconsciousness should be directed to MaineGeneral Medical Center's Emergency Departments in Augusta or Waterville.


What are your hours?

Workplace Health is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MaineGeneral's Emergency Departments will see work-related injuries after hours and on weekends.

Workplace Health will follow up with your employee on the next business day to assess and update work restrictions and medications.

What can I expect after a new injury visit at Workplace Health?

The medical provider who saw your employee will call you either during the appointment or after to discuss prognosis and recommended work restrictions. He or she will answer any questions you may have and the State of Maine's M-1 Practitioner's Report will be emailed to you directly.

Where will the bill for services be sent?

For workers' compensation injuries and illnesses, medical service bills will be sent to your company's workers' compensation insurance carrier.

For pre-placement, Department of Transportation or other medical surveillance physicals, drug screens and on-site services, the company will be billed directly with an itemized invoice.

The billing office staff work locally at Workplace Health and is separate from the hospital billing functions. We can easily and competently answer your questions regarding any bill you receive.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, obtain medical records or ask a clinical question, please call:

Workplace Health at the MaineGeneral Musculoskeletal Center
15 Enterprise Drive
Augusta, Maine
Phone: (207) 621-7550

Workplace Health at the Thayer Center for Health
149 North Street
Waterville, Maine
Phone: (207) 872-4260

For information about Workplace Health programs or services for employers, please contact:

Sharon Crowe
Workplace Health Customer Success Manager
Phone: (207) 872-4455
sharon.crowe@mainegeneral.org

Contact Us

Augusta
Phone: (207) 621-7550

Waterville
Phone: (207) 872-4260