About This Clinic

UT Health Austin’s WorkLife Occupational Health and Injury Clinic diagnosis, treats, and manages urgent and non-urgent, work-related symptoms in accordance with evidence-based medicine standards in adult patients (18 years and older). We also provide employee drug testing, on-the-job injury care, and other adult medical screenings.

Employers can use our secure online portal to follow their employee’s progress through real-time treatment updates, drug and other screening results, appointment compliance, and follow-up reporting. From registration through return to work, each plan is documented in a fiscally transparent, easy-to-understand reporting structure. We also offer employers the option of automated drug and alcohol detection services though eScreen. Negative drug and alcohol results are available in 10-15 minutes for employers. This service eliminates the need for paper forms and storage, accelerates specimen collection and donor experience, drives protocol compliance, and ensures security in capture, validation, and storage of signatures.

For more information about automated screening services and assessments, please email Karen Barton at karen.barton@austin.utexas.edu or call 1-512-495-5900.

Treatment Approach

At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The WorkLife Occupational Health and Injury Clinic care team includes surgical and non-surgical specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, outcome specialists, and more who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.

We collaborate with our colleagues at The University of Texas at Austin and the Dell Medical School to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide patient-centered medical care and innovative disability management that can improve the health and productivity of your workers. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.

Walk-In Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. To explore FAQs regarding your upcoming visit, please click here.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

If you are interested in COVID-19 antibody testing, please call 1-833-UT-CARES (833-882-2737) to schedule a telehealth appointment with WorkLife to 1) determine if testing is appropriate and 2) discuss the implications of the test results for their individual situation.

Antibody testing is appropriate for anyone who:

  • has a high probability of yielding accurate results from the test (e.g., an individual who has not been able to maintain social distancing, consistent masking, hand washing, or exposure to persons with COVID-19)
  • has had symptoms resembling COVID-19 at some point this year
  • has been exposed to someone who had COVID-19, or has traveled to a highly endemic area for COVID-19 (e.g., China, Italy, New York, Seattle, etc.) within the past 14 days

Anyone who is actively having symptoms of COVID-19, particularly within 14 days since symptom onset, should be scheduled for PCR testing (nasal swab) rather than antibody testing.