Attention local businesses:

Do you have employees returning to the office or do they need a fit test?

Use our FREE return to work form – click here.

Then contact us at (724) 223-3528 to set up your employee(s) for an exam or fitting.

WHS Occupational Medicine has been offering superior occupational medicine services to the regional business community since 1984. We are a full service Occ Med Clinic with services tailored to meet the needs of our business clients. From acute injury care to non-injury related services, such as; employment physicals, DOT exams, drug screening, respirator/audio testing, we are your partner in maintaining a healthy and productive workforce.

We are your “One-Stop-Shop” for all things occupational medicine

Same day appointments and Walk-ins welcome

As part of a health system, our practice has the benefit to offer ancillary services (such as physical capabilities testing at our therapy center) that stand alone clinics might not be able to easily offer. Also, our membership in a multidisciplinary physician group allows for timely referral to and communication with other specialists.

Telemedicine

WHS Occupational Medicine now offers easy access to our services without leaving the jobsite.  Your employee can be seen by one of our medical providers by using a smartphone or a computer with a camera & microphone.

We strive to conduct the highest level of occupational medicine through maintenance of specialty knowledge, use of best practice guidelines, adherence to American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) Code of Ethics, and performance of clinic quality evaluations.

Staff

The same provider will see the injured employee throughout the course of their treatment.

  • Our medical director is residency trained and board certified in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. He is also a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO).
  • Certified Physician Assistant experienced in Occupational Medicine.
  • RN and Medical Assistant Staff with over 100 years of combined Occupational Medicine experience.
  • Federally certified collectors for urine drug screens and breathe alcohol testing.
  • Certified hearing conservationists for performing audiograms.

Services

For comprehensive information about our clinic, please click on the services listed below.

Occupational Medicine

We function as urgent care for injured workers.  We can appropriately treat acute traumas and have minor procedure capability (i.e., laceration repair, fracture care, eye care, etc.).

Occupational Medicine

Extended service hours (24/7) are provided by the WHS Emergency Room. They have access to our medical director for consultation when needed.

Washington Health System Emergency Department is open 24 hours / day, 7 days / week.

Patients treated at the Emergency Department will be referred to our office for follow-up care.  All treatment information provided to the patient is accessible to us to ensure continuity of care.

After hours post-accident and reasonable suspicion urine drug screen collection and/or breath alcohol testing services are also available in the Emergency Department for employees whose companies have signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Washington Health System WPG Occupational Medicine for these services.

  • Urine specimen collection by federally certified collectors for federal and non-federal drug testing (rapid testing can be performed for non-federal specimens)
  • Hair follicle collection by certified collectors
  • Evidential breath testing (EBT) by certified breath alcohol technicians (BATs)
  • Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) consultation
  • Consortium services for both mandated and voluntary random drug and alcohol testing programs

Non-Injury Examinations

  • Pre-placement / Post-offer physicals
  • DOT / CDL physicals
  • Bus driver physicals
  • Fitness for Duty / Return-to-work physicals
  • OSHA Surveillance examinations (i.e., fitness to wear respirators, hearing conservation, asbestos, silica, lead, benzene, cadmium, etc.)
  • Other non-OSHA specific hazard screening and compliance examinations
  • Company specific physicals

Additional Exam-Related Services

  • Respirator Fit Testing
  • Audiometric Testing and Hearing Conservation Programs
  • Pulmonary function screening (FEV1, FVC, etc.)
  • Physical Capabilities Testing, Work Hardening, and Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Immunization programs (Hepatitis B, influenza, etc.)
  • Blood borne pathogen exposure counseling per OSHA / State regulations
  • Laboratory Services
  • X-ray
  • EKG
  • PPD skin testing for TB

Company-specific pre-placement “physical capacity testing” (PCT) can be customized to meet each employer’s needs. To ensure that prospective employees are physically capable of performing their job requirements, testing is individualized for the company and the employee’s specific job duties.

Testing is performed by Washington Health System Rehabilitation Services and can be completed the same day a pre-placement physical exam is performed (if one is required).  For companies who require both a pre-placement exam and PCT, a smooth and efficient process exists in which the physical exam is performed at Washington Health System Occupational Medicine and the prospective employee is then seen for PCT by the hospital’s Rehabilitation Services Department.  PCT results are sent directly to the potential employer the same day testing is performed.

Testing can also be completed when a physical exam is not required and can be arranged by contacting Sue Alrutz, Director of Rehabilitation Services by phone at (724) 223-3279 or by email, salrutz@whs.org.

Occupational Medicine
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services
  • Physical Capabilities / Work Performance Testing
  • CPR training
  • Weight loss, dietary, stress management and smoking cessation programs
  • Wellness Program
  • Work Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Board Certified Audiologists
Occupational Medicine

Our providers and staff are highly knowledgeable in workers’ compensation, OSHA, MSHA, and the laws of other regulatory agencies.  Phrases such as “Lost Time” and “Recordability” have meaning to us.  We understand their impact on your business and the importance of keeping them at a minimum when possible.

We have a strong philosophy regarding prompt return to work.  Modified duty is ordered if an injured employee is not medically able to perform his/her regular duties.  Should the employee be placed on anything less than regular duty, regular follow-up and active case management are utilized to return the employee to regular duty as rapidly as is medically safe.

Standards of Care/Practice Guidelines promulgated by The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) are used to guide your employee’s evidence-based treatment.

Testimonials

Trenna Passalacqua, VP of Human Resources,  Blueprints

“Having Occupational Medicine Center in my circle as a seasoned HR professional is truly a benefit in so many ways.  I have been associated with Occupational Medicine for many years now and they serve as my “medical go to” experts on so many work related issues and their responsiveness and attentiveness is priceless.  Especially now, with COVID-19 overwhelming all employers with unlimited circumstances and events, Occupational Medicine is available for consultation, testing and overall good sound medical advice.  Dr. Leslie and his team are ready and willing to tackle work related medical concerns and they understand the operational needs of the employer.  In my book, you can’t operate a business or HR unit without Occupational Medicine Center in your corner.”

Brenda Cheek, Human Resources Assistant, Presbyterian SeniorCare

“I would like to take this opportunity to say how good it is to be working with Dr. Leslie and the Washington Occupational Medicine staff. The ladies in the office are wonderful about trying to get our physicals set up in a timely manner. If I need one done especially fast, they do their best to set it up right away. Dr. Leslie is someone that I can call if I have a question, and he always takes the time to talk to me or calls
me back as soon as possible. So this is a thank you to Dr. Leslie and all his staff for a job well done!”

Contact

Address
95 Leonard Ave. Building 1, Suite 401, Washington, PA 15301
Phone
(724) 223-3528
Fax
(724) 229-2401

Office Hours

Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 am
Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 am

Additional Location(s)

Waynesburg Office: 220 Greene Plaza, Waynesburg, PA 15370

Forms

The following forms are available for download and completion prior to your appointment at our clinic. Please bring completed form with you in order to reduce time spent away from the job site.