About Occupational Health

History and Size of Firm

Allen Occupational Health Services is a full service healthcare provider exclusively designed and maintained for the Business and Industry community. The occupational medicine clinic began at the request of a large local employer in Allen Hospital's Emergency Department in 1985 and is now a separate department containing 23 exam rooms or offices.

Acute injury/illness care, emergency services, laboratory testing, radiology, therapy services, employee assistance program, and pharmaceutical needs are all located in one easily accessed facility. Allen Emergency Services and Prairie Medical Park's Urgent Care facility offer additional access options for workplace medical needs. Client companies refer employees for acute injury care and drug screening services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are assured of the same low prices despite the point of access. Our fee structure is analyzed continuously to assure appropriate and competitive charging practices.

Allen Occupational Health served more than 1500 businesses in Northeast Iowa through clinical and on-site services in 2010. Contract nursing and physician services are provided on-site at two separate businesses. A 36-foot straight truck mobile testing unit travels through Northeast Iowa to provide on-site medical screenings at businesses.

Contractual Relationships or Partnerships

Allen Occupational Health is supported by a full range of health professionals within Allen Hospital. Laboratory, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Work Rehab Center, Wellness, Employee Assistance Program, and the Emergency Department all provide an integral healthcare network for the services provided. In addition to the hospital network, Allen Occupational Health Services has developed an impressive network of consultants, including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and specialty practitioners. Communication is continuous with these networks to assure the quality, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of the services provided to client companies.

Contractual relationships are maintained with numerous businesses and third party administrators per their request. Registration as a business client is all that is necessary to obtain occupational health services at Allen Hospital and United Medical Park on an as needed basis, 24 hour per day, 7 days per week. Allen Hospital / Allen Occupational Health has an exceptional working relationship with the Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, a group of physicians involved in 21 different medical specialties. Due to our working relationships, Allen Occupational Health has priority access into local specialist physicians and to the University of Iowa Hospitals.