Employee Health

Also known as Occupational Medicine

Comprehensive health and wellness for the workplace

Employee Health at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham 

Whether you’re an employee seeking treatment for a job-related injury or an employer trying to keep your workforce healthy, the experts at BID Needham are here to help. Our Occupational Health Services (OHS) program is dedicated to getting employees back to work quickly and safely.

What are Occupational Health Services?

Occupational health services are dedicated to the health and safety of employees in the workplace. This is a broad area of health. Services range from caring for an individual workplace injury to screening an entire workforce. At BID Needham, we provide a wide range of occupational health services.
Injury Management Services

Our injury management services program treats injuries and illnesses that occur on the job. Our goal is to help facilitate a safe and rapid return to work. The program includes the following services:

  • Comprehensive case management
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Long-term injury management
  • Regulatory expertise
Surveillance Services

Our surveillance services program helps small business owners support and foster workplace health. These services include the following:

  • DOT physicals.
  • Drug screenings.
  • Pre-placement physicals.
  • Return-to-work and fit-for-duty assessments.
  • Vaccines and immunizations.

Collaboration in Care

To help employees regain and maintain function after an injury, the Occupational Health Services team works closely with Rehabilitation. Our rehabilitation team offers both physical therapy and hand therapy.

We also work closely with the Emergency Department (ED) at BID Needham. If you are injured while Occupational Health Services is closed, you may be treated at the ED. Our ED team also refers injured workers to us for follow-up. 

MRIs and Specialists

BID Needham’s imaging team offers MRI services. We can also make referrals to area specialists or to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with little or no waiting time. After you are referred, our team works to closely monitor your care.

Easy Access to Our Services

We want to make it easy for you to access our employee health services. Parking is free for all, including those who drive service or delivery vehicles.

Services & Specialties

Through our Occupational Health Services program, you have access to a variety of services in BID Needham:

Meet Our Team

Keeping employees healthy is a team effort. Get to know the specialists who are dedicated to worker and workplace wellness.

Julie Philbin, RN
Karen Mathews, NP
Joanna Ming, NP
Barbara Pinchero, NP
Mary Woodward, NP
Karen Foulkrod, PT Administrative Director
Anna Schnitzlein Office Coordinator & Case Manager
Carole Shapiro, OHS Practice Assistant

Make an Appointment

To speak with a member of our employee health team, please call us.