Occupational Medicine

Keep your workers healthy and productive with occupational medicine services from Essentia Health. 

What's an Occupational Medicine Doctor?

An occupational medicine doctor has specialized training in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses.

Keeping Your Employees Healthy

Partner with us to make the most of your company’s most valuable resources—your employees. Count on us for:

  • Understand regulatory compliance issues
  • Coordinate medical care from the doctor’s office to the workplace
  • Decrease workers compensation costs
  • Get sick or injured employees back to work as quickly and safely as possible
  • Put the right employees in the right jobs

Work Injury Care

Caring for employees who have been injured on the job is one of our areas of expertise. Our priority is the employee’s recovery by providing exceptional medical treatment.

We understand that it’s imperative for injured workers to recover fully and return to work as soon as possible. We put patient care first, while understanding the importance of keeping the employer and insurance carrier informed of treatment and progress.

  • Same day work injury care
  • Workability report completed at time of appointment
  • Physical therapy services
  • Work hardening programs
  • Return-to-work programs
  • Functional capacity evaluations

Pre-employment Physicals

A medical exam to ensure the candidate is physically and mentally fit for the job, and to prevent future workplace injuries.

  • Vision testing
  • Audiogram testing
  • Immunizations
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Respirator clearance and/or fit testing
  • Pre-work screening based on job demands


Meeting regulatory agency guidelines for:

  • NRCME certified providers
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Respirator clearance and fit testing
  • ADA consultations
  • Reasonable suspicion training

Injury Prevention

Identify workplace risks and improve employee safety through worksite assessments, education, and coaching.

  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Training programs
  • Job site analysis
  • Return to work exams
  • Fitness for duty exams
  • Functional job descriptions and physical demands
  • Stretching programs

Health and Wellness

Services are available at your place of business or in clinic to keep your employees healthy and productive and to reduce healthcare costs.

  • Health screening
  • Flu shots and immunizations
  • Audiograms
  • Custom fit ear plugs
  • Chemical exposure testing
  • Exercise education
  • Respirator fit testing
  • Ergonomic assessments and recommendations
  • Training in proper movement and posture
  • Industrial consultation services

Walk-in Services

Send your employees to select clinics for timely job-related health care.

  • Work comp injury management
  • DOT exams
  • Drug and alcohol testing

Team-Based Care

Depending on your location and needs, your occupational medicine team may include:

  • Occupational medicine doctors
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • Certified athletic trainers

Make an Appointment

Monday-Friday: 8 am to 5 pm

Brainerd: 218-828-7166
Duluth: 218-786-3392
Virginia: 218-748-7750

North Dakota
North Fargo: 701-364-5757

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