Occupational Health and Injury Clinic opens at UT Health Austin

A new option for treating workplace injuries and illness is now available for employers and employees through UT Health Austin.  


The Occupational Health and Injury Clinic opens at UT Health Austin on Tuesday, January 23.   Located at 1601 Trinity St. in downtown Austin, this is the second service (the first is an Employee Walk-in Clinic) now available at the new clinic.  The Clinic will perform DOT physicals, drug testing; process Worker’s Compensation claims and treat work place accidents.  They are also available to diagnose and treat general employee health concerns.

The WorkLife Occupational Health and Injury Clinic uses a team-based approach to deliver the care employees need.  The team assesses and treats acute, non-urgent work-related injuries and performs screenings for employee health related needs.  The care team is comprised of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, occupational physicians, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists and orthopedic doctors (hand, knee, hip, etc),  outcomes specialists and learners all focused on caring for patients and getting them back to work.

For employers, support from WorkLife includes proactive case management including a full range of administrative support, electronic medical record (EMR), diagnostic imaging, and referral coordination services.  Additionally, real-time progress reporting from registration of the employee to their return to work is available through the secure online portal.

 “We are looking forward to partnering with employers to bring a more efficient, personalized level of care for injured workers in Central Texas”, says Dr. Edward Bernacki, Executive Director for UT Health Austin’s WorkLife.

For more information about the UT Health Austin WorkLife Occupational Health and Injury Clinic, call 512-495-5900 or visit uthealthaustin.org.  The clinic is located on the 9th floor, 1601 Trinity St.  Convenient parking is available in the attached Health Center Garage.