Sentara Occupational Health Specialists

Sentara Occupational Health Specialists offers:

  • A case management program which works to return employees to their jobs as soon and as safely as possible
  • Worksite evaluations
  • Medical surveillance for hazardous material exposure
  • An on-site influenza immunization program
  • Slit Lamp for treating more extensive eye injuries
  • Employment entrance exams (including fitness for duty and return to work exams)
  • Executive physicals
  • Drug screening programs (including pre-employment, post-accident and random testing)
  • Table-top urine drug testing, offering fast, accurate results at the point of collection. This product delivers results in minutes, not hours, saving your company valuable time.
  • Management of mandated programs, such as OSHA’s blood-borne pathogen standards (including Hepatitis B education and vaccination program) and AHERA’s asbestos screenings
  • Wellness-related programs
  • Information on any health-related topic

In addition, Sentara Occupational Health Specialists offer employees and employers convenience, quality, value and experience.


  • Accessible location
  • Curbside parking
  • Walk-in service (no appointment necessary for work related injuries or drug screens)
  • Coordination of after-hours and multi-site services
  • Pre-registration of company-paid services
  • Consolidated billing for company-paid services (education, screenings, etc.)
  • Availability of on-site medical staff
  • Worksite programs


  • Staff physicians dedicated solely to occupational medicine
  • Certified Medical Review Officers (MRO) and Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP)
  • Case manager to follow up with injured employees, employers and insurance carriers
  • Occupational medicine “Best Practice” guidelines used in the care and treatment of occupational injuries and illnesses
  • Outcome-oriented approach for the treatment and rehabilitation of work injuries
  • Coordinated referrals
  • NIDA-approved lab services for DOT drug screening


  • Competitive pricing
  • Cost-effective treatment approach
  • Injury tracking
  • Immediate follow-up for employees treated in clinic
  • Next morning follow-up for employees seen after-hours
  • Ongoing status updates through case management
  • Open line of communication between medical staff and employer


  • Sentara RMH instituted its own worker’s compensation management program in 1990.
  • Sentara RMH worker’s compensation experience modification factor fell from 1.5 in 1987 to .23 in 2000.
  • Sentara RMH worker’s compensation premiums have been lowered by hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of the reduction in experience modification factor.