Work Injury Treatment and Management
UC San Diego Health System Occupational & Environmental Medicine is committed to working with employers to help manage their workers’ compensation costs. Injured workers are treated promptly, and early return-to-work programs are strongly supported. Timely communication with the employer, workers’ compensation carrier, third party administrator or utilization review facilitates overall management of the claim and reduces claim costs.
- Evaluation and treatment of work injuries by board certified physicians. Prompt treatment. Return to work programs strongly supported.
- Same-Day Appointments Available
A treatment authorization form can be completed and faxed to the clinic prior to the injured worker’s arrival. Fax: 619-471-9211.
Following each visit, the employer will receive a faxed notification of the employee’s work status. The medical provider is also available to discuss issues pertinent to the case.
- Specialist Referrals
Although most injuries can be treated by a trained occupational medicine physician, if the need arises, the patient will be referred to the appropriate specialist along with documentation of the treatment process.
- MMI Evaluations
These evaluations can be coordinated in various UC San Diego Health System specialties. Contact Alyson Hong 619-543-7845 to schedule an appointment.
- Case Coordination
Our occupational and environmental medicine workers’ compensation specialists offer case coordination and communication assistance to employers and WC insurance carriers.