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Occupational medicine

Occupational medicine is the branch of medicine that relates to maintaining workplace health and treating injuries or illnesses that may occur. Occupational medicine focuses on preventing workplace injury and disease through cooperation and communication with employers.

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Occupational medicine in Okeechobee, Florida

HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital is committed to providing workplace wellness services and occupational medicine to the companies and employees in our community.

Our Company Care occupational health services department exists to meet the work-related health needs of businesses in the Okeechobee area. Through efficient and cost-effective methods, Company Care is keeping our community's workforce healthy.

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To learn more about our occupational medicine services and programs, give us a call.

To learn more about our occupational medicine services and programs, give us a call.

Conditions treated at Company Care

We treat less urgent medical conditions, which are conditions that would benefit from intervention within one to two hours. Some of these conditions include:

  • Eye injuries without vision changes
  • Minor back pain
  • Minor bites
  • Minor burns
  • Minor lacerations, abrasions or contusions
  • Minor rashes
  • Non-severe puncture wounds
  • Possible extremity fracture
  • Small area of reddened, warm skin
  • Small burns to one area of the body
  • Swollen, hot joint
  • Scratches

Our occupational health program

Company Care is a comprehensive, integrated health and wellness delivery system. We offer a single-source solution to employee health and workplace safety services.

Physicals and screenings

The Company Care team evaluates health, substance abuse and current sensory capabilities with physical examinations and screenings, including:

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.

Occupational health diagnostic services

We have access to diagnostic laboratory and imaging services necessary to diagnosing work-related conditions. Some of these diagnostics include:

  • Audiogram booth for hearing screenings
  • Spirometry equipment to test lung function
  • Evidential breath testing (EBT) using intoximeter
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • X-rays

Occupational therapy and rehabilitation services

Our licensed occupational therapists offer guidance through various exercises and programs. With a personalized therapy and rehabilitation program, completing tasks at work becomes easier or less painful after experiencing chronic pain, an illness or an injury.

Workers’ compensation services

For on-the-job injuries, our occupational health professionals are trained to provide initial diagnosis and treatment at our clinic during regular business hours and at the hospital's emergency room (ER) after hours.

We offer 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:

  • Advanced diagnostic testing
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Intensive physical rehabilitation with certified physical and occupational therapists
  • Medical follow up and management of ongoing injury or illness
  • Return-to-work and fitness-for-duty evaluations

Benefits of our occupational health services

Our occupational health program helps local businesses keep their most valuable resource — their employees — safe and healthy.

Some of the overall benefits of occupational medicine include:

  • Fewer lost work days
  • Fewer work-related injuries
  • Higher productivity
  • Improved employee retention and recruitment
  • Lower group health insurance costs
  • Lower workers' compensation costs

Additionally, our program:

  • Adheres to Federal Department of Transportation requirements for annual physical exams
  • Offers certified breath alcohol testing (BAT) technicians and drug screening collectors to perform alcohol and drug tests
  • Offers trained guidance through the complexities of workers' compensation services, including state and federal workforce regulations
  • Serves both the public and private sectors

More about our occupational health services

Below you will find more information to help you plan your visit to Company Care.

When to go to Company Care vs. the emergency room

Company Care provides treatment for non-urgent occupational-related medical conditions.

Our occupational health team is able to treat many of the injuries and conditions a worker may experience, but, in times of medical emergencies, the employee should go directly to the ER.

When in doubt, go to the emergency room.


Coming to Company Care

We are located just north of the main hospital.

Our address is:
1930 Highway 441 North
Okeechobee, FL 34972

Our hours of operation are:

Monday — 8:00am to noon
Wednesday — 8:00am to noon
Friday — 8:00am to noon


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For moms who have had a child but are looking for a refresher in understanding birth. The class includes a tour of labor, delivery, recovery, post partum and information on our Infant Safety and Security Program. This class is $10.00 per couple....

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