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Via Christi occupational health in Pittsburg

Your partner in business health, helping employees quickly return to work

Ascension Via Christi Occupational Health is dedicated to being your partner in business health. Our goal is to provide comprehensive services aimed at the prevention and treatment of injuries and to help employees return to work as soon as possible. We want to help your business increase worker productivity, reduce expenses, and decrease healthcare costs.

Our professional staff will support your business through the challenging requirements of OSHA standards and the Workers' Compensation system. As your partner, we can help keep your workforce and your company in good health.

After hours injury evaluation

Your injured workers may be evaluated seamlessly after hours seven days a week in Ascension Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg's Emergency Department.

Services offered

Ascension Via Christi Occupational Health provides a total health program aimed at prevention and treatment of injury. Case management of each individual employee gives consideration to their specific injury, as it relates to their work environment.

Other services

  • Management of the injured worker
  • First injury treatment acute injury and follow-up care
  • Medical examinations
  • Pre-employment
  • Medical surveillance for lead, asbestos, etc.
  • Periodic medical examinations
  • Fitness for duty examinations
  • Second-opinion examinations
  • Physicals annual and exit physicals
  • Department of transportation physicals
  • Return to work physicals
  • Functional capacity physicals
  • Audiometric testing (OSHA certified)
  • Pulmonary function testing (NIOSH certified)
  • Immunizations and phlebotomy services
  • Workplace site visits
  • On-site screening programs
  • NIDA and non-NIDA drug surveillance
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Respirator fit testing
  • Breath alcohol testing
  • Certified MRO service
  • On site first aid supplies

Physical capacity test

Matching an employee's physical ability is not just good for productivity, it also substantially decreases the risk of injury and costly workers compensation claims.

Ascension Via Christi Occupational Health now offers the Physical Capacity Profile Testing System. This is a comprehensive testing procedure, developed by an orthopedic physician, documents the test subject's physical skills and AMA related impairments comparing performance to a database of more than 28,000 tests.

Many companies require a post-hire physical, but the typical physical does not adequately document musculoskeletal imbalances which could lead to injuries. This test provides quantitative data that assists in the placement process, while meeting all regulatory compliance criteria. By reducing the risk of injury, the number of workers compensation claims and related premiums may also be reduced.

For more information about Physical Capacity Profile Testing, call Ascension Via Christi Occupational Health at 620.235.3514, or click on