Occupational Health

Mount Nittany Physician Group is proud to provide area businesses with quality, discounted healthcare for their employees through our Occupational Health practice.

From wellness programs customized for your company's health needs to a number of specialized physicals, we're committed to promoting corporate health.

Wellness Programs

Mount Nittany Physician Group Occupational Health works with businesses to tailor wellness programs to their needs, requests and budgets. A wellness program—performed right at the work site—can include taking an employee's weight, height and blood pressure as well as completing biometric testing like lab work for glucose, chemistry and lipid panels.

Immunization Programs

Mount Nittany Physician Group Occupational Health can provide a number of immunizations to meet local businesses' requirements for compliance with various regulatory agencies. Other services may be available upon request.

We can provide the following immunizations:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Tetanus/diptheria/acellular pertussis
  • Measles, mumps and rubella virus
  • Varicella virus

Additional testing can include:

  • Tuberculosis skin testing
  • Audiometry
  • Spirometry

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"We take care of people in the community who work - we keep them working." - Susan Ososkie, MS, CRNP, NP-C

Physical Exams

At Mount Nittany Physician Group Occupational Health, we can perform a number of specialized physical exams to serve area companies. Simply call us at 814.231.7094 to schedule your appointment.

We also perform Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, including the necessary DOT medical certificate for passing patients, and we offer executive exams (comprehensive wellness exams for business professionals).

When scheduling, please be prepared to provide the patient's name and Social Security number. You will be offered the first available appointment. All individuals coming for physical examinations should arrive a minimum of 20 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment to complete the necessary forms.

Urine Drug Testing

To ensure full reliability and accuracy, Mount Nittany Physician Group contracts with the Department of Health and Human Services NIDA certified reference laboratory, Quest Diagnostics Laboratories, for urine drug testing. Our specimen collection practices comply with the Scientific and Technical Guidelines for Federal Drug Testing Program, including facilities requirements, collection procedures, collection control and transportation to the laboratory.

The standard Department of Transportation urine drug screen will test for five common substances of abuse: marijuana metabolites, PCP (phencyclidine), amphetamines, cocaine and opiates.

Mount Nittany Physician Group Occupational Health can also provide urine collection/chain-of-custody services only (without drug analysis) for those companies who have contracted with a reference laboratory for testing.

Testing for large groups of employees may be coordinated at the work site in some cases.

Breath Alcohol Testing

Our evidential breath testing service has been operational since 1995. Our equipment meets the model specifications determined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is listed on the Conforming Products List (CPL). Our personnel and procedures comply with all requirements of the Department of Transportation.

There is an additional charge for confirmation of a positive screening result.

While we can perform post-accident and reasonable suspicion screening after hours, routine screening (random, return to duty) is only scheduled during regular business hours. Evidential breath testing is performed Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Post-Accident and Reasonable Suspicion Testing

We have after-hours screening services available for post-accident and reasonable suspicion breath alcohol testing. During most shifts, on most days of the week (including Saturday and Sunday), we will be able to perform testing. This testing may be done through the Medical Center's Emergency Department (ED).

Additionally, we suggest that all injured and post-accident/reasonable suspicion employees coming to the Medical Center for evaluation bring a signed copy with them indicating the services requested. If you have any questions about this form, please do not hesitate to call our office at 814.231.7094.

Companies that utilize our facility for their routine, pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will benefit by receiving the preferred pricing for all their post-accident, random and reasonable suspicion testing. However, clients that elect to utilize our facility for post-accident and reasonable suspicion testing only will be required to pay non-client fees.

Workers' Compensation

Our providers are experienced in the evaluation and treatment of workers' comp injuries. We offer same day injury care, follow-up, and access to multiple specialties within our physician group.  We are familiar with OSHA standards for recordable vs. non-recordable injuries and will work closely with your safety department in developing appropriate modified duty assignments.  We provide ongoing care from the point of injury until your employee is able to return to full duty. We also provide Independent Medical Exams (IME's) for certain conditions.

Wellness Library

Health Break Article

New rules dictate definition of ‘workplace injury’

By Susan Ososkie, MS, CRNP, NP-C, occupational health, Mount Nittany Physician Group

After exiting your car in the parking lot of your workplace, you twist your ankle. You notice an odor in your cubicle and moments later you begin to cough uncontrollably. Your job requires you to use a computer for several hours a day and you develop carpal tunnel syndrome. You are a restaurant worker and develop a skin rash. Could these scenarios be considered work-related injuries? Your employer requires you to use a respirator, but you have asthma and wonder if this is safe. You are a commercial driver with diabetes and high blood pressure. Can you continue to drive on your medication? How will the new department of transportation rules affect you? These are important questions that may have long-term consequences to your life, health...

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