Occupational Health

Occupational Health

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Managing Health Care Needs for our Corporate Client Community since 1992.

ValleyCare Occupational Services specializes in the treatment and management of work-related illness and injury with prompt, high-quality, cost-effective care. Our staff of professionals is committed to promoting the health and wellness of your employees while offering a full range of services. We can customize a program to meet your employees' health care needs.

At ValleyCare, we understand the needs of an employer in all aspects of occupational medicine. Our No. 1 client is the ValleyCare Health System, with over 1,400 employees. We have been able to provide a safe environment and manage injuries to the extent that we have had a decrease in workers' compensation claims for the past 10 years.

Our program is headed by Medical Director Robert Santos, MD, who has many years of experience in the care of industrial injuries, prevention and education. Our nursing staff is certified in drug screening, breath alcohol testing, audiometry and pulmonary function testing.

We are affiliated with most medical provider networks in California and can help you work through the authorization process. We are continually educating our staff to maintain a current knowledge of all regulatory requirements.

Injury Care

Immediate evaluation means early identification of an injured worker's capabilities and limitations as they relate to his or her job. Early treatment and modified-duty programs help return employees to work quickly.

Physical Examinations

ValleyCare Occupational Services provides routine and comprehensive physical examinations and promptly reports results to employers.

  • Post-offer exam
  • Annual physicals
  • Executive physicals
  • Respirator clearance physicals
  • Foreign travel consultation
  • Department of Transportation physicals
  • Asbestos physicals

Drug Testing

To be in compliance with your specific employment policies or mandated Department of Transportation federal regulations, we can assist you with urine drug screening, hair drug screening and breath alcohol testing for:

  • Reasonable cause
  • Post-accident testing
  • Random testing
  • Hair testing
  • Instant drug testing

Specialized Testing

ValleyCare Occupational Health Services offers testing related to job descriptions that list both physical requirements of the job and physical capabilities necessary to perform essential job functions. We can perform a wide range of tests including:

  • Audiometry (NIOSH certified)
  • Job task performance
  • Spirometry (NIOSH certified)
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Lab services
  • Treadmill (stress test)
  • MRI
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Complete eye exam
  • EKGs

Physical/Occupational Therapy

  • Acute care
  • Back care
  • Body mechanics
  • Ergonomic evaluation
  • Job site assessment
  • Work conditioning
  • Work capacity evaluation

Prevention and Customization

  • Customized work-site programs
  • Ergonomics
  • Health and wellness programs
  • First aid/CPR
  • Blood borne pathogen training

Emergency Services/After Hours

Because Occupational Health Services is part of ValleyCare Health System, clients are assured of 24-hour access to high-quality, emergency medical care. After regular business hours, injured workers should report to our urgent care centers in Livermore or Dublin.

Contact Us

To set up a new account, please contact Anita Petagara at 925.416.3646 or apetagar@valleycare.com.

Occupational Health Services

4000 Dublin Blvd., Suite 150

Dublin, CA 94568

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Phone: 925.416.3562

Fax: 925.416.3603

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Medical Director

Robert Santos, MD

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