Occupational Health

Mount Nittany Physician Group is proud to provide area businesses with quality healthcare for their employees through our internal medicine practice located at Mount Nittany Health - Park Avenue.

From wellness programs customized for your company's health needs to specialized physicals, injury management, workers' compensation and more, we're committed to promoting corporate health. All of our services except post-accident, random, and reasonable suspicion drug/alcohol testing are by appointment only. Simply call us at 814.278.4600 to schedule your appointment. 

Wellness Programs

We work with businesses to tailor wellness programs to their needs, requests and budgets. A wellness program 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

We can provide a number of immunizations, including travel immunizations and on-site immunization programs, 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 (TDAP)
  • Measles, mumps and rubella virus
  • Varicella virus

Additional testing can include:

  • Tuberculosis skin testing (PPD) – administered Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm by appointment
  • Audiometry
  • Spirometry
  • Respirator Fit Testing

Meet our team

Sue Ososkie SS2
"We take care of people in the community who work - we keep them working." - Susan Ososkie, MS, CRNP, NP-C

Physical Exams

We can perform a number of specialized physical exams to serve area companies.  

We are also DOT Certified. Our occupational health providers are certified to perform CDL exams under the new Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, including the necessary DOT medical certificate for passing patients.

When scheduling, please be prepared to provide the patient's name and date of birth. 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 (DOT) urine drug screen will test for five common substances of abuse: marijuana metabolites, PCP (phencyclidine), amphetamines, cocaine and opiates.

We 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.

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, reasonable suspicion, and random screening as a walk-in service  or after hours, any routine screenings (e.g., return to duty) are 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).  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.

Companies that utilize our facility at 1850 East Park Ave, Suite 302 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 after-hours service in the Medical Center’s Emergency Department  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.  In order to perform these services, employers will need to open a claim with their Workers’ Compensation insurance providers.  This claim number must be provided to our office as soon as possible to ensure timely care of the injured employee.  To provide this claim number to our office or for questions regarding this process, please call us at 814.231.7094 or e-mail us at workhealth@mountnittany.org.

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