Occupational Health

The Occupational Health Program (OHP) is a part of the People Services Division of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS). The OHP provides services that promote and enhance a safe and healthful working environment for all employees and volunteers throughout the system. The department is designed to address the healthcare needs of employees, volunteers and contract personnel in terms of illness and injury prevention and treatment while on the job by providing the best quality of services in the most cost effective manner.

 

What to do if you’ve been injured on the job, had a needlestick, or been exposed to blood/body fluid

 

When an employee is injured or exposed to blood/bodily fluids, the Employee Injury and Exposure Packet must be completed and returned to ARHS Occupational Health (occhealth@apprhs.org or cminton@apprhs.org).

In addition to submitting the Employee Injury and Exposure Packet, complete the following:

  1. Administer first aid as needed.
  2. For exposures, all employees MUST report to one of the following locations for assessment and treatment immediately after exposure due to a 2-hour window for certain lab tests to be completed and treatment started if necessary.
  3. For injuries, employees are strongly encouraged to report to one of the locations below as soon as possible for assessment and treatment if needed.
  4. Notify your direct supervisor that you have had an injury or an exposure and need to leave the work area.

 

Watauga County

AppFamily Medicine Same Day Clinic during normal business hours which are:

  • Monday-Friday-  8:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday- 8:00am-12:00pm

Please contact Crystal Minton at 828-266-1063 or @ cminton@apprhs.org so she can help ensure you get an appointment with the clinic.

Watauga Medical Center ED after hours or if injury requires emergency care.

 

Avery County

Baker Center during normal business hours which are:

  • Monday-Friday- 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday- 8:00am-12:00pm

Please contact Crystal Minton at 828-266-1063 or @ cminton@apprhs.org so she can help ensure you get an appointment with the clinic.

*Cannon Memorial Hospital ED after hours or if injury requires emergency care.

 

Contact:

Crystal Minton
cminton@apprhs.org
828-266-1063

Right to Know Act

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