Occupational Health

CWRU employees receive their occupational healthcare at University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS). Services provided are based on job duties and include*:

  • Health risk assessments
  • Immunizations or lab tests to protect from human blood borne pathogens or lab animals
  • Clearance to wear a respirator
  • Tuberculosis skin testing
  • First aid for work-related injuries
  • Surveillance programs for employees with special exposures
  • Annual hearing tests for employees with loud noise exposure

*Because CWRU employees are eligible to receive their health benefits through Benelect enrollment, they are not eligible to receive any of their personal healthcare at UHCS.

Occupational Injury, Illness or Exposure

If, during the course of your workplace duties, you sustain a work-related injury, develop a work-related illness, or have a work-related exposure, please take the following steps:

Mandatory reporting for:
  • Animal bites
  • Illness caused by exposure to animals
  • Accidental exposure to human blood borne pathogen exposure including needlesticks, splashes.
Employee Privacy and Confidentiality

UHCS providers value a collaborative approach to providing occupational health services to faculty and staff at CWRU. We work hard to provide you with the best overall care. UHCS operates within the professional ethical guidelines and applicable federal and state laws which protect the privacy of your health records.  Please be assured that your medical care records at UHCS are confidential. 

There are some important exceptions to confidentiality. These exceptions include: instances of imminent risk of harm to yourself or to another person(s); when you require immediate hospitalization; or when we are compelled by law or a court ruling to disclose information. UHCS might also have an obligation to disclose certain health information to your employer as it relates to your work at CWRU (i.e. workers comp information, immunization information, health clearance to perform job).

If you have questions about our care model, feel free to discuss them with your UHCS provider or administration. Your provider can address your concerns.

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